Men’s professional volleyball Hyundai Capital was defeated by Panasonic, an invitational team in Japan.
Hyundai Capital lost with a set score of 0-3 (23-25, 21-25, 20-25) against Panasonic in the men’s group B match of the 2023 Gumi-Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament held at the Park Chung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi on the 7th.
For Hyundai Capital, key players such as Kim Seon-ho, Heo Soo-bong, Lee Hyeon-seung, and Park Gyeong-min were called to the national team. Panasonic, which is headed by coach Laurent Tilly, who gave France its first ever gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, is also missing key players such as Yuji Nishida.
In the first set, Hyundai Capital destroyed itself스포츠토토 by mistake. It was a close match, but it was difficult to score points and give it up easily. The offense scored 16 points, but made a total of 15 errors, including 10 sub errors, and Panasonic only scored 10 points on offense, but led the game with 7 enemy errors. Hyundai Capital tied the score 23-23 with Ham Hyung-jin’s back attack, but Lee Si-woo’s spike serve was out and they were driven to set points, and Shimizu Kunihiro’s spikes resulted in a 23-25 loss.
Hyundai Capital greatly reduced the number of offenses to 7 in the 2nd set, but this time it could not stop Panasonic’s attack. Shimizu, who finished the first set, broke Hyundai Capital’s defense by scoring 9 points with a 75% attack success rate. Panasonic steadily led from the beginning of the 2nd set, and Hyundai Capital narrowed it down to 10-11, 1 point, thanks to Park Sang-ha’s two consecutive blocks, but they could not reach a tie in the end and continued to be dragged by Panasonic. Ham Hyung-jin scored 4 points, and Park Sang-ha also scored 4 points by succeeding in 3 blocks, but overall, with an attack success rate of 33.3%, Panasonic could not be defeated. Lee Jun-hyeop’s spike serve was out and the second set ended 21-25.
Hyundai Capital led by 9-7 thanks to Park Sang-ha’s consecutive blocking, but had difficulty chasing after it was overturned to 10-12 due to Moon Seong-min’s unsatisfactory back-attack out. As Panasonic blocked the attack well with a stable defense, Hyundai Capital’s offense continued. In 20-23, Kim Myeong-gwan’s serve miss drove to the match point, and Panasonic, who blocked Ham Hyung-jin’s back attack, touched out Kotaro Ikeshiro’s spike and the match ended 20-25.
Hyundai Capital made a total of 32 mistakes during the 3 sets and had to play a difficult game, conceding points to Panasonic, who only scored 21.
In Hyundai Capital, Ham Hyung-jin and Lee Si-woo scored 10 points each, and Moon Seong-min and Park Sang-ha each scored 9 points, but they did not have a clear ace.
Panasonic, together with Shimizu, scored 13 points each, succeeding in spikes whenever Takahiko Imamuri was needed.