The Korean women’s volleyball team shook their heads again. The second week of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) started with a defeat.
The Korean national team, led by coach Cesar Gonzalez, was defeated by Brazil with a set score of 0-3 (29-31, 16-25, 16-25) in the first match of the 2nd week of the VNL held at the Nielsen Nelson Arena in Brasilia, Brazil on the 15th (Korean time). .
Korea, which recorded shutout losses in all four matches (Turkey, Canada, USA, and Thailand) in the first week, fell into a five-game losing streak without winning a single set against Brazil on the first match of the second week. Including last year, the VNL’s 메이저놀이터17th consecutive loss is a pit.
Kim Ji-won (GS Caltex) and Kim Da-eun (Heungkuk Life Insurance), who joined in the 2nd week of the day, started immediately. South Korea’s outside heater Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai E&C). The starting lineup consisted of Kang So-hui (GS Caltex), Apogee Kim Da-eun, middle blocker Park Eun-jin (KGC Ginseng Corporation)-Dahyeon Lee (Hyundai E&C), setter Kim Ji-won, and libero Moon Jeong-won (Korea Expressway Corporation).
Da-eun Kim scored 11 points, the most in the team, and So-hui Kang contributed with 9 points, including 1 sub ace. Dahyun Lee caught 2 blocks and scored 7 points.
Currently, the Korean national team is trying to change generations through this tournament. But the walls of the world are only high.
Moreover, the first game of the second week was the world’s No. 1 Brazil, so it was inevitable.
Contrary to expectations, the first set was a close match. Setter Kim Ji-won and outside heater Kim Da-in, who newly joined in the second week, gave strength.
Korea, which had an early lead, could not keep up the momentum. In the end, he allowed a reversal and was pulled. Even so, it did not collapse and pursued until the end.
But the backing was lacking. He harassed Brazil with as many as six deuce matches and took the set point to 29-28, but lost the set by conceding three runs in a row without winning a single point.
Unfortunately, after giving up the first set, Korea collapsed rapidly.
In the 2nd set, he began to be pushed unilaterally, exposing his receiving anxiety. In the end, it was 16-25.
Driven to the edge of a cliff, Korea gained strength again in the third set and engaged in a close match in the early stages. Although they took the lead at one point, it was not enough to stop the Brazilian attack.
Korea will challenge Japan for the first win in the second match of the second week on the 16th at 5:30 am.