Lim Do-heon’s men’s volleyball team narrowly survived.
Korea’s men’s volleyball team, led by head coach Lim Do-heon, won a hard-fought 3-2 (25-16 19-25 22-25 25-19 16-14) set victory over Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship at the Zadir Arena in Urmia, Iran on Wednesday.
With the win over Indonesia, Korea advances to the quarterfinals to face the winner of the China-India match.
Korea started the match on a high note, taking the first set with ease. Heo Soo-bong, Na Kyung-bok, and Jeong Ji-seok all contributed to the attack and shook the Indonesian defense. Setter Hwang Taek-ui also played well.
In the second set, Korea faced a crisis. They led comfortably at 12-8 midway through the set, but their performance dropped off sharply and they allowed Indonesia to catch up, eventually falling behind by four points at 15-19. Later in the set, Korea faltered on offense and lost the set.
The momentum of the second set carried over into the third. Korea was almost evenly matched with Indonesia in the middle of the set, but lost momentum and lost the lead at crucial moments. With the set score at 1-2, they were on the verge of defeat.
However, South Korea picked up the pace in the fourth set, especially in the early stages of the set when Jeong Ji-seok’s offense came alive and they regained the lead. The Koreans took the lead from the start, reaching a six-point advantage at 20-14 midway through the set, and closed out the fourth set without a change to take the match to a fifth set.
The final set was also close. The teams went back and forth in the final minutes of the set, with the score tied at 14-14 deuce. Korea saved match point with a service ace from Jung Jeong-yong, and Jung Ji-seok’s finishing attack sealed the match that lasted over two and a half hours. 카지노사이트
Despite the victory, South Korea played a match that would have been easy to lose against Indonesia. It could have been an early exit in the round of 12. It was a dizzying round of 12 for Lim Do-heon.