The scary outsider.
Men’s professional volleyball KB Insurance came from behind to win the first round of the Dodram 2023~2024 V-League against Korea Electric Power with a set score of 3-2 (25-27 23-25 25-21 26-24 15-11) at Suwon Indoor Gymnasium on Sunday. They finished their first match of the season with a reverse sweep.
The player of the match was Apogee spiker Andres Biyena (real name Biyena). He scored a team-high 41 points (55.36% attack percentage), including five aces, five blocks, and 14 digs. She completed the Triple Crown (three or more serves, blocks, and digs in a match) since the first match of the season.
Bijena played for Korean Air from the 2019-2020 season to the 2020-2021 season. She joined KB Insurance as a substitute last season. This is her fourth season in the V-League. His highest point total in a single game was 49 points against the KEPCO on February 9 during the 2022-2023 season. Against the KEPCO, he surpassed the 40-point mark.
The triple crown is the first of the season, the ninth of her career, and the 258th of her career. Previously, she had six Triple Crowns in the 2019-2020 season and two in the 2022-2023 season.
On achieving the record, she said, “I know. It would have been sad to lose the match and still have the Triple Crown, but I’m glad I won,” she said. “I was more worried when I took the lead in the fifth set. I thought that if we relaxed there, KEPCO, who had a good serve, could catch up quickly.” “I told the players to focus a little bit more. Thanks to that, we were able to finish with a really good performance. I think our focus helped us win.”
Before the match, there were some question marks about her fitness. After traveling with the Spanish national men’s volleyball team, he returned to Korea with a calf muscle injury. He was unable to fully participate in training. He underwent a medical examination at a local hospital and was told there was nothing wrong. He described himself as 80% fit.
“I came to Korea in a bad condition, and I’m at 80%, but I don’t think anyone is at 100% yet because it’s early in the season. “I’m working with my trainers, managers, and coaches to perfect my body. I want to show good form every week.”
“I was just trying to do my best,” Bjorna said. “Sometimes I make silly mistakes and beat myself up. Sometimes I made silly mistakes and felt sorry for myself,” she said, adding, “But I have a good chemistry with setter Hwang Seung-bin. We continue to work on the details. I hope we can play better next time.”
Hwang Seung-bin joined KB Insurance through a trade in May this year after the end of last season. Outside hitter Han Sung-jeong is headed to Woori Card. Hwang Seung-bin, KB Insurance’s new field commander, said of Bijena, “She is an attacker who can comfortably put the ball up no matter which setter comes. She is a great weapon for the setter.”
“It’s nice to hear that. “I can hit well, but the setter is the most important thing for me,” she said, adding, “I need a lot of help from the setter because of my attacking style. Hwang Seung-bin is an important player,” she said.먹튀검증
“When you have two or three blockers, it’s hard to solve the ball even if it’s a little bit wrong. Hwang Seung-bin connects the ball perfectly in such cases. “We haven’t gotten the perfect set timing yet, but we’re still working on it,” he said. Hwang Seung-bin is a smart volleyball player. I can communicate with him,” he smiled.
“Hwang Seung-bin and Bijena have a good chemistry,” said coach Hoo In-jung, “I don’t know any coach who wouldn’t be satisfied if Bijena played as well as she does. When she enters the game, she knows what she needs to do for the team,” and applauded her.
Meanwhile, following Bjena against KEPCO, outside hitter Hwang Kyung-min added 20 points (62.50% attack percentage) and Asia Quarter outside hitter Liu Hong-min added nine points (42.11% attack percentage), including one block.