A hotly contested foreign player matchup, but GS Caltex had the last laugh.
The GS Caltex Seoul Kixx won their second straight game to open the season. IBK Sangsung Bank Altos, on the other hand, fell into a three-game losing streak to open the season.
GS Caltex won its first match of the season against IBK in the Dodram 2023-2024 V League on April 24 at Hwaseong Gyeonggi Town Gymnasium with a set score of 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 25-20). GS Caltex got off to a great start with a 3-0 sweep of the Jung Kwanjang Red Sparks in their first match of the season, and the team is riding high on a two-game winning streak.
On the other hand, Enterprise Bank, whose mood sank after consecutive losses to Jungkwanjang and Hyundai E&C Hillstate, was unable to change the mood on this day and shed tears.
The two teams’ foreign strikers exchanged hot fire. Silva made his presence known in the opening game against Ima Jeong Kwanjang, scoring 30 points on his own. Abercrombie was also in fine form, scoring 29 points despite his team’s previous loss against Hyundai E&C.
Silva was a force to be reckoned with. His hitting and power were as good as any man’s. On the other hand, Abercrombie, a left-handed attacker, played with more finesse than power. Their styles were at odds.
Their rivalry was on fire from the first set. GS Caltex Silva and KEB Abecrombie exchanged 10 points each. However, Abercrombie committed five unforced errors in the first set due to a lack of energy. The result was a 25-22 GS Caltex victory in the first set.토스카지노 주소
However, the second set showed the focus of the KEB players, who knew they couldn’t afford to lose three straight games at home. Abercrombie stepped up. She scored nine points on her own, attacking from behind and in the paint. GS Caltex couldn’t handle Abecrombie’s momentum from the beginning of the set and lost the second set 15-25.
Fateful third set. Both teams knew this was a crucial set and fought with all their might. After exchanging points, the teams were separated by a 12-11 GS Caltex lead. A lapse in concentration by the KEB players resulted in an error. A huge spike from Silva killed the spirits of the Bankers. Silva won the set again. He scored eight points.
With the momentum from the third set, GS Caltex took the lead early in the fourth set. With the pressure on them to end their losing streak, IBK made unforced errors and fell apart. Silva continued to be devastating in the fourth set, breaking down the blocking wall of IBK. The team never gave up and chased, but every time they did, Silva drove his spikes into the opponent’s court. Silva poured in 33 points to lead his team to victory. Abercrombie chipped in with 30 points, but it didn’t matter much as his team lost.
In the matchup of homegrown aces, GS Caltex’s Kang So-hwi and IBK’s Pyo Seung-ju were evenly matched with 13 points each.