The South Korean men’s volleyball team failed to reach the final of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup after being swept by Bahrain.
Led by head coach Lim Do-heon, the Koreans fell to Bahrain 0-3 (33-35 23-25 20-25) in the semifinals of the tournament at Taipei University Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday (June 14).
The loss ended the men’s volleyball team’s hopes of qualifying for the FIVB Challenger Cup. The team’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) were dashed.
The deciding set was the first. Korea scored back-to-back points midway through the first set to take a 14-10 lead.
However, the momentum didn’t last, and they eventually gave up a 24-24 deuce. Korea’s concentration was lacking as the score reached over 30 points. At 33-33, Hwang Taek-ui’s (Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps) serve was broken and Jeong Ji-seok’s (Korean Air) attack went wide, dropping the first set.
In the second set, Korea took the lead midway through, but lost it again to Bahrain at 20 points. In the end, Korea lost the second set 23-25.
After surrendering the lead, South Korea fell behind in the power play against Bahrain and eventually suffered a shutout loss.
South Korea will play Vietnam for third or fourth place on Friday. 카지노사이트 Bahrain will play Thailand for the championship.