GS Caltex aims for 2nd place, Pepper stuck in 13-game losing streak

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OK wins 5th straight after full set, beats Samsung Fire

GS Caltex dominates Pepper Savings Bank in women’s volleyball.

GS Caltex swept last-place Pepper Savings Bank in straight sets 3-0 (25-11 25-17 25-21) in their home match of the Professional Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V League Women’s Division at Jangchung Gymnasium on February 2. GS Caltex accumulated 37 points (13-7) to put pressure on second-place Heungkuk Life (42 points, 15-5).

GS Caltex dominated Pepper Savings Bank in key metrics, including service points (7-2) and attack percentage (53.19%-36.78%). GS Caltex, which ranks last in the league in team blocking percentage, also held a 10-3 advantage in digs.

Giselle Silva scored a team-high 28 points for GS Caltex, supported by solid performances from Kang So-hwi (17 points) and Yoo Seo-yeon (11 points). GS Caltex setter Lee Yoon-shin turned her starting debut into a victory with steady ball distribution.

Pepper Savings Bank fell to its 13th straight loss. Yasmin Bedardt struggled with 18 points, but it was not enough to change the lethargic flow of the team as a whole. Park Jung-ah and Park Eun-seo scored just eight and six points, respectively.

In the men’s match at Ansan Sangryoksu Gymnasium, OK Financial Group defeated Samsung Fire in straight sets 3-2 (25-27 25-16 25-14 21-25 18-16) behind a strong performance from Leonardo Leyva Martinez, who had won five straight matches.

Fifth-ranked OK Financial Group improved to 10 wins (10 losses) on the season with its second straight victory. With 27 points, they closed the gap on fourth-place KEPCO (29 points, 10 wins, 10 losses).

Second-place Samsung Fire (38 points, 14-14-6) saw its bid for a sixth straight win fall short, but added a point with a full-set loss. They are now four points behind leader Woori Card (42 points, 15 wins, 5 losses).

OK Financial Group’s Leo led the way with a blistering 47 points (70.69% attack success rate), including four service aces and two blocking points. Leo brought the match to deuce with a back attack at 13-14 in the fifth set, and sealed the match with back-to-back points at 16-16.

With 19 back attacks on the day, Leo became the second player in V-League history to reach 1,800 back attacks (currently 1,808).


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