Korean Air finished the tournament in 7th place.
On the 21st (local time), Korean Air met Bayanghongor, Mongolia, with a set score of 3-0 (25 -21, 25-23, 25-18) won.스포츠토토
With this victory, Korean Air finished the tournament in 7th place. The overall record, including 2 wins and 1 loss in the group stage and 2 wins and 2 losses after the quarterfinals, recorded 4 wins and 3 losses. Korean Air was unable to play on the court with a large number of key players in this tournament. Foreign player Lincoln was dropped due to the expiration of the ITC (International Transfer Agreement), and setter Han Seon-seon, middle blocker Kim Gyu-min, and libero Jung Sung-min could not stand on the court due to rehabilitation. Outside hitters Jeong Ji-seok and Kwak Seung-seok played partly, and libero Oh Eun-ryeol also missed the last game.
However, it was definitely a harvest that players such as Lim Dong-hyuk, Lee Joon, Jeong Han-yong, and Jeong Jin-hyeok, who had not been on the court much, were motivated through their performance in this tournament.
Korean Air’s starting lineup for the final game was Lee Joon (apposite spike), outside hitters Jeong Han-yong and Kwak Seung-seok, middle blocker Jin Ji-wi and Kim Min-jae, setter Jeong Jin-hyeok, and libero Song Min-geun.
Bayanghongor of Mongolia unleashed an attack centering on Batsuri Batur and Kangal Tamira, who challenged the Asia Quarter, while Bayarsaihan was absent.
With the start of the first set , Korean Air’s attacks were continuously blocked by the opponent’s blocking, and they were pushed back to 3-10. After that, Kim Min-jae succeeded in scoring consecutively, but the attack using the center three times in a row was caught on the opponent’s blocking wall.
Korean Air narrowed the distance to 8-11 with Kwak Seung-seok’s serve ace and opponent Tamira’s offense.
Korean Air, who succeeded in scoring 15-13 with Jin Ji-wi’s blocking goal and Jeong Jin-hyeok’s three consecutive serve aces, maintained a 21-20 lead with Jeong Han-yong’s strike from the rear and a front-running goal. Korean Air won the first set with a blocking goal following Jeong Han-yong’s offensive goal. The score was 25-21. A tense development continued until
the second set , 14-14. Afterwards, Korean Air took a 1-point lead with Jeong Jin-hyeok’s witty goal, and Jeong Han-yong’s rear-guard strike took a 19-18 lead. Kim Min-jae’s central score was added once again, and the scoreboard pointed to 22-20.
At the end of the set, Korean Air touched the set point 24-22 with Kwak Seung-seok’s witty goal and Jeong Han-yong’s left-handed blow. Lee Joon finished the set with a clean score. The score was 25-23.
Last 3 sets . Korean Air, who caught the trend, took the lead with a double score of 14-7 thanks to Jung Han-yong’s strong hit, Jeong Jin-hyeok’s serve score, and Jin Ji-wi’s unblocking score. Jin Ji-wi once again smiled with a blocked score. Kwak Seung-seok’s blocking goal and the opponent’s error led Korean Air to 20-12, and Lee Joon’s blocking goal and offensive goal finished the game winning.
It was the moment when Korean Air finished the Asian Club Championship schedule by playing 7 games in a short period of time, mainly with players who had few opportunities to participate in the V-League last season.