Sungkyunkwan University has broken its losing streak.
Sungkyunkwan University won their qualifying match against Hanyang University 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 15-12) at the 2023 KUSF University Volleyball U-League at Sungkyunkwan University Gymnasium in Suwon.
Sungkyunkwan University found themselves in a somewhat unfamiliar place on the leaderboard, ranked eighth (1-3, 5 points) and Hanyang University ninth (1-3, 4 points).토토사이트
Both teams were desperate for a win, but couldn’t come up with the perfect line-up. Sungkyunkwan was without Bae Ha-joon, while Hanyang was without outside hitters Bang Jun-ho and Kim Kwang-hyun, both with ankle injuries. Sungkyunkwan was also without Eddie, who had to leave for Mongolia for a while due to visa issues.
Sungkyunkwan got 23 points from Kim Jae-min, 16 from Lim Min-ho and 12 from Bae Soon-hoo to lead the team to victory. In particular, they took a 7-4 lead in serves and shook up Hanyang’s reception. Meanwhile, Hanyang University had 17 points from Lee Hyun-jin, 16 points from Jung Sung-won, 12 points from Kim Hyung-geun, and 10 points from Lee Jun-young, but it was not enough to prevent the defeat.
Hanyang’s blocking shone from the start of the first set. This, coupled with a series of Sungkyunkwan University errors, gave them a big lead at 6-2. However, Sungkyunkwan University gradually narrowed the gap. Kim Tae-won’s serve shook Hanyang University’s reception and they scored consecutive points to pull within 9-10.
The tie was difficult. Hanyang University scored an attacking point and a blocking point to take the lead again at 13-10. Sungkyunkwan University’s hitting errors became frequent again, and Hanyang took advantage of this to extend its lead to 17-11.
Eventually, at 20-13, Hanyang University reached the 20-point mark for the first time. Then, Lee Hyun-jin’s serve put them on set point, and they won the first set 25-20.
The balance of the second set was not easily broken. Both teams exchanged the lead and fought a point-for-point battle. In the middle of the set, Sungkyunkwan University’s concentration took the lead. A clever play led to a Hanyang attack error and Sungkyunkwan increased the score to 17-15.
The two-point gap didn’t last long. Hanyang’s one-point server Ko Young-jun shook the Sungkyunkwan University reception line and quickly tied the score at 18-18. He didn’t stop there, scoring a point on his serve to make it 21-18.
Sungkyunkwan University was equally entertaining with its one-point server, tying the score at 22-22, before a block gave them a 24-23 set point. Sungkyunkwan University then scored back-to-back points to level the set at 1-1.
The third set was dominated by Sungkyunkwan University. When Hanyang University blocked Sungkyunkwan University’s attack, Sungkyunkwan University responded immediately. The score was not easily broken as Jang Harang added a service ace. Another Sungkyunkwan University block made it 10-8, leading to a Hanyang timeout.
After exchanging points with errors, Sungkyunkwan University gained momentum and went from 11-10 to 15-10. They didn’t stop there. They scored one more time in a row to reach the 20-point mark at 20-11. The icing on the cake was Kim Tae-won’s service ace, which brought the set score to 2-1.
Sungkyunkwan University continued the momentum from the previous set. They scored back-to-back points at the start to take the lead. Hanyang University, pushed to the brink, did not back down. Lee Hyun-jin scored an attack point to make it 10-9. A Sungkyunkwan University error added to the score.
It showed a different atmosphere. The temperature on the court was significantly different, which affected their performance. Eventually, Hanyang University won the fourth set and the match went to a fifth set.
From the start of the fifth set, both teams exchanged points through blocking. After an unfortunate error on Hanyang’s court, Sungkyunkwan University took control of the atmosphere and the score.
Eventually, Sungkyunkwan University took the court change at 8-5. Hanyang University’s breathing continued to be unsteady, and Sungkyunkwan University took advantage of this to further widen the gap. Towards the end, the gap widened further, and Sungkyunkwan University was the first to reach the 10th point at 10-6.
Later in the set, Sungkyunkwan University drove a wedge into the match with a service ace by Lim Min-ho. With match point at 14-12, Sungkyunkwan University ended the match with an attack by Kim Jae-min.