‘Yasmin’s 38-point blitz’ Pepper Savings Bank upsets leader Heungkuk Life 3:1

Pepper Savings Bank smiles as it defeats Heungkuk Life.

Pepper Savings Bank won the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League 6th Round match against Heungkuk Life 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-14) at its home court, Gwangju Pepper Stadium, 스포츠토토사이트 on August 8th.

With the valuable three points, Pepper Savings Bank improved their record to 4-30, 14 points. Most importantly, the victory was significant because it came against an opponent they hadn’t beaten this season. Acting head coach Lee Kyung-soo was all smiles.

On the other hand, Heungkuk Life, who could have moved to the top of the standings with just one point, suffered a shocking defeat. They remained in second place with 26 wins, 8 losses and 73 points. With one more game than leader Hyundai E&C (24 points, 9 wins, 74 losses), they are at a disadvantage in the battle for the top spot in the regular season.

Pepper Savings Bank was led by Yasmin’s 38 points (53.73% offensive success rate). Park Jung-ah added 16 points at key moments, while Phillips in the middle contributed 10 points. Park and setter Park won the toss, and libero Chae Sun-ah also chipped in.

For Heungkuk Life, Kim Yeon-kyung led the team with 19 points, but she was not in the best physical condition. Willow was also limited to 15 points. They lost the one-two punch firepower battle 34-54.

Reyna, who had been a big factor in the team’s fifth-round victory, also scored 13 points as the pace slowed down. The movements were different than before. After Kim Da-sol, the team utilized Park Hye-jin’s setter, but it was not enough.

The battle for the lead will now take on a different direction depending on the outcome of the match between Hyundai E&C and IBK on the 9th. The big question is what kind of point gap will emerge before Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Sinsaem meet on the 12th.

Pepper Savings Bank has a smile on its face as it improves the team’s mood, which has been shaky of late. It was also important for the team to show cohesion in the season finale.

Pepper Savings Bank will play Jung Kwan Jang in Daejeon on the 13th. Heungkuk Life will face Hyundai E&C in Suwon on the 12th.

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