He returned as a more terrifying enemy.
KB Insurance, led by coach Hu In-jeong, will play against Korean Air in the 5th round of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League men’s division at Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium on the 14th.
KB Insurance, which was not able to show much strength even at the beginning of the season, is chasing mid- and upper-tier teams with an amazing rise recently. 3 wins in a row by winning all 5 rounds. It showed the potential to catch Woori Card, OK Financial Group, and KEPCO all competing for rankings.
Currently, they are in 6th place with 32 points (11-16), but they are 9 points behind the 3rd place Woori Card (41 points, 14-14) with one less game played. If you catch Korean Air, you can narrow the difference to 6 points and continue your spring volleyball hopes.
The secret to KB Insurance’s upward trend is that setter Hwang Taek-eui found a sense of stability, and outside hitters Hwang Gyeong-min and Han Seong-jeong were reliable, but this player’s existence cannot be overlooked. That is Andres Vijena (registered name Vijena). Villena dominates the V-League as a strong attacking core of메이저놀이터 KB Insurance.
Vijena, who joined KB Insurance on behalf of Nicola Mellagnac (registered name Nicola), played 11 games and recorded 325 points, an attack success rate of 56.53%, and 0.429 serves per set.
KB Insurance was staying at 4 wins and 11 losses until Biyena came, but after joining Biyena, she won 7 wins and continued her dream of miraculous spring volleyball.
Hu In-jeong, director of KB Insurance, said of Viyena, “It has become better than the days of Korean Air. has become sophisticated His technique to soothe and handle bad balls has also improved. He praised, saying, “When he needs to catch an RBI, he catches and hits, and when he needs to make an angle, he hits an angle.”
He said, “From my point of view, the attack power is not inferior to any foreigner. He also scored 46 points in our card and match, and the attack success rate exceeded 60%. Although he is small in height, his highball attack is not too angular. He is a player who never lags behind.”
It is also encouraging to see that the team is gradually getting better with the players. The 3rd round attack success rate was 54.7%, and the 4th round was 52.77%, but it got better at 63.55% in the 5th round. Serve also stands out at 0.615 per set.
In particular, in the KEPCO on the 9th, the attack success rate was 71% with 49 points, the most after entering the V-League. He played an unbelievable performance and added strength to the team’s victory.
Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium, where the match will be held on this day, is a place familiar to Villena. This is because it is the home stadium of Villena, who played for Korean Air in the 2019-20 season and the beginning of the 2020-21 season. For reference, Villena’s last game at Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium was on November 28, 2020, and the opponent team at that time was KB Insurance, the current team.
In the 4th round confrontation held in Uijeongbu, 26 points and an attack success rate of 58.97% were recorded, giving KB Insurance a victory. He gave a bitter taste to his family, Korean Air.
Viyena visits Incheon after 808 days. Will his family lose five in a row? If Korean Air loses again on this day, it will fall into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses for the third time in its career. For reference, Korean Air’s team’s most consecutive losses is 7.