Kim Yeon-kyung, Yelena Ssangpo 54 points…Heungkuk Life loses to Jung Kwan-jang

Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders’ “duo” Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic (real name Yelena) combined for 54 points to avenge a first-round loss to Jeonggwanjang Red Sparks.
Heungkuk Life earned a 3-2 victory over Jeonggwanjang in the first game of the second round of the 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on Nov. 21.

Heungkuk Life, which lost to Jung Kwan-jang in the first round
, extended its winning streak to six games with the victory.

Jung Kwan-jang fell into a four-game losing streak. Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena scored 27 points each.
The first set, which promised to be a close one, was decided by Bum-sil. Heungkuk Life had seven errors in the first set, three more than Jung Kwanjang (four).

Jung Kwan-jang and Heungkuk Life were tied at 23-23, but spikes by Lee So-young and Megawattie Puttiwi (registered name Mega) in the final minutes led to back-to-back points to take the first set 25-23.

Heungkuk Life was led by Kim Yeon-kyung, who scored eight points on her own, but the offense of their other main gun, Yelena (1 point – 16.67% offensive success rate), could not come alive.



On the other hand, Jung Kwan-jang had an even scoring lineup with Mega (5 points), Lee So-young (4 points), and Giovanna Milana (registered name Jia – 4 points).
After dropping the first set, Heungkuk Life bounced back with Yelena’s offense awakening.

Yelena scored eight points in the second set alone, shaking up Jung Kwan-jang’s court from the start of the set. Her attacking success rate soared to 61.54% compared to 16.67% in the first set.

With ‘Ssangpo’ revitalized by Kim Yeon-kyung’s four points, Heungkuk Life easily took the second set 25-17 against Jung Kwan-jang’s shaky blocking.

Jung struggled to score as the one-two punch of Jia and Mega were held to four points (28.57% attacking success rate) and two points (20% attacking success rate), respectively.

Bumseul was the opposite of the first set, with Jung Kwan-jang having seven kills, more than Heungkuk Life (four).
In the third set, Jung Kwan-jang’s twin guns came alive and turned the game around.

After a block by Lee So-young at the beginning of the set to open up the score, Jung Kwan-jang maintained a three- to four-point lead before closing out the set 25-21.

Jung Kwanjang’s offensive success rate nearly doubled from 26.83% to 52.94% in the third set as Ssangpo Mega and Jia scored eight and six points, respectively.

Heungkuk Life didn’t fall behind in offense as Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena combined for 14 points, but they were outrebounded by Jung Kwan-jang (40%) in reception efficiency (26.09%). 카지노
However, Heungkuk Life closed out the match by taking the fourth and fifth sets in straight sets.



After holding a slim one-point lead at 16-15 in the fourth set, Jung Kwan-jang began to falter as she failed to receive back-to-back serves from Yelena.

Heungkuk Life turned the tide with four attacks from Kim Yeon-kyung, all of which were converted into points, and a Lee So-young error from Jung Kwan-jang to take a 21-17 lead.

Jung Kwan-jang and Lee So-young combined for nine points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mega’s slump.

In the fourth set alone, Mega had four service errors and only two points. In the fourth set, Kim Yeon-kyung had five kills and Yelena had eight.
In the fifth set, Heungkuk Life set the tone, led by Kim’s kills.

Yelena and Kim combined for six points to lead the offense and close out the match with a 15-9 win.

Mega and Jia gave up eight and nine points, respectively, to Heungkuk Life in the game through errors alone.

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