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Korean Air wins 4th straight, beats KB Sonbo, backup gunman

Filled in perfectly on the bench, serving up 22 points, including six aces.

Korean Air's Jeong Jung-yong attempts an attack.

Defending men's professional volleyball champion Korean Air moved into second place in the league standings with a victory over KB Insurance behind a strong performance from next-generation outside hitter Jung Jung-yong, who achieved the triple crown (at least three successful serves, blocking and back-row attacks).

Korean Air defeated KB Insurance by a set score of 3-1 (25-18 25-16 18-25 25-20) in their Dodram 2023-2024 V-League match at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do on Nov. 11.

Korean Air has won four straight games to move from fourth to second place with a 5-2 record and 16 points.

They also closed to within one point of first-place Woori Card (6-1, 17 points).

Meanwhile, No. 6 KB Insurance has lost seven straight games. KB Insurance has lost all of its games after winning its opening match.

Jeong Jung-yong has been effectively filling the void of ace Jeong Ji-seok, who is out with a back injury.

In this match, he exploded from the first set. He led the offense with eight points, including two from blocking and three from serving.

Korean Air maintained a large lead and easily took the first set.

Jeong Jung-yong continued to lead the offense in the second set with five points, while Lim Dong-hyuk and Kwak Seung-seok also contributed.

In the third set, Korean Air was unable to stop the foreign players Andres Villena (registered name Villena) and Hong Sang-hyuk, and dropped a set.

However, Korean Air turned things around in the fourth set and closed out the match.

It was Jeong Jung-yong who turned the tide of the match with a powerful spike serve that shook the opponent's receiving line after he had a chance to serve at 9-11.

Korean Air scored seven straight points on his serve.

On the day, Jung completed the triple crown with six service aces, three blocks, and four digs, and finished with a team-high 22 points.
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