Defensive, helpless with speed… Korea and Japan also ‘no harvest’ 0-3 rout

They struggled against Japan, the highest ranked Asian country and currently ranked 7th overall. There was no set beyond 20 points, let alone a victory.

Korea lost 0-3 (18-25, 13-25) to Japan in the second match of the second week of the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) held at Nielsen Nelson Arena in Brasilia, Brazil on the 16th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time). , 19-25).

As a result, they faced a gloomy situation as they failed to win a single set in a total of six matches, from the previous defeat in the first week to the two matches in the second week. The loss was that he couldn’t overcome Japan’s fast game management and strong defense, and his receiving was shaken as he was involved in targeting attacks.

Moon Ji-yoon scored 8 points, Jeong Ji-yoon 6 points, and Kim Da-eun only 4 points. In Japan, Arisa Inoue scored 12 points, Mayu Ishikawa and Nichika Yamada each scored 11 points, and Kotona Hayashi scored 10 points.

From the first set, they were pushed helplessly by 5 points. Moon Ji-yoon and Yeom Hye-seon were put in at the same time in a situation that was pushed back to 4-9. Kang So-hui used the opponent’s blocking to score, and Lee Joo-ah scored one more point with a fast break. In addition, the opponent’s crime room was added, but the crime room also appeared in Korea. Korea struggled, unable to catch up with the already widened score gap. 

Korea, which became impatient, continued to shake in the receive and heretical connection in the mid-to-late half. In front of Ishikawa’s off-the-cuff attack, he gave up points helplessly. Japan took the first set 25-18. 

Similarly, in the second set, Japan took the lead and was pulled unilaterally. Inoue’s deep diagonal attack came in, and Park Jung-ah’s attack rolled over the net and escaped. The unfortunate situation continued. Pyo Seung-ju was put in for defense, but failed to reverse the atmosphere. Scores went up to 10 points. The second set was lost by a wide margin of 13-25.

In the last 3 sets, Korea gradually stabilized in receiving. Moon Ji-yoon scored, giving Korea an 8-7 lead. Japan pulled the mood again with a series of sub-aces, but until the middle of the game, Korea held on tenaciously, not letting go of the one-point chase. Jung Ji-yoon and Mun Ji-yoon’s strong attack shook the opponent’s defense.스포츠토토

However, in the end, due to the superiority of Japan’s defense power along with the janbeomsil, it was not possible to make a reversal. Korea turned away empty-handed without winning the final set. 

After another bitter taste, Korea will play against Croatia at 5:30 am on the 17th.  

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