‘Fixer’ Gad Yeon-kyung scores 21 points…Heungkuk Life advances to second straight ‘championship game’

It was pink and hot.

Heungkuk Life defeated JungKwanjang in front of 4,228 home fans to advance to the championship match for the 10th time in its history.

Heungkuk Life defeated Jung Kwanjang 3-0 (25-18 25-19 25-19) in straight sets in the third round of the 2023-24 V-League Women’s Playoffs (PO) at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Saturday.

After winning Game 1 and dropping Game 2, Heungkuk Life clinched the match to take the series 2-1 and punch its ticket to the championship match. 토토 It will be their fifth title attempt.

Kim Yeon-kyung was the star of the victory. She scored 21 points and had an attack percentage of 54.55%. She also added one block and two service aces.

As a result, Heungkuk Life will play Hyundai E&C in the championship match on the 28th. Last season, Heungkuk Life went directly to the championship match as the No. 1 team in the regular season, but was unable to lift the trophy as Korea Expressway Corporation fought back.

Hyundai E&C has been battling for the top spot all season. Hyundai E&C fought off a late charge from Heungkuk Life to claim the top spot in the regular season. While Heungkuk Life settled for second place in the regular season behind Hyundai E&C, the team outscored Hyundai E&C 4-2 in the season head-to-head. Furthermore, the two teams secured back-to-back shutout victories in the fifth and sixth rounds.

The championship match between Heungkuk Life and Hyundai E&C is also expected to be a hotly anticipated matchup between ‘best friends’ Kim Yeon-kyung and Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C).

Meanwhile, Jung Kwan-jang, who overcame “0% odds” in PO2 to increase his chances of making it to the championship, was dragged down by Heungkuk Life in PO3. Foreign player Jia, who had played well in the previous game, not only scored only 12 points on the day, but also had a poor offensive performance, with his offensive success rate dropping to 30.77%.

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