Male volleyball shortest foreigner, 1st place Korean Air overcame the high blocking wall

Viyena (30), a foreign player from KB Insurance, performed perfectly against her parent team, Korean Air.

Viyena played an active part in the 2022-2023 season Dodram V-League Men’s Round 4 home match against Korean Air held at the Indoor Gymnasium in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do on the 24th, with 26 points and an attack success rate of 58.97%, the most of both teams. She took the lead in the team’s set score 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19). 토토사이트

She put a dagger at her home team, Korean Air, and gave her team, KB Insurance, 3 points. Playing against Korean Air for the first time since her return to the V-League, Vijena revealed, “It felt a little strange. It was a special feeling because I was playing against my own team.”

Villena played for Korean Air for two seasons, from the 2019-2020 season to the 2020-2021 season. He played an active role in the 2019-2020 season with 1st place in scoring (786 points) and 1st place in attack success rate (56.36%), and was named in the Best 7 Apogee Spikers category. In the 2020-2021 season, she returned to the V-League about two years after leaving Korean Air and met again as the opposing team in the match on this day. 

She focused on improving her performance without paying much attention to confrontation with her parents. Villena said, “I was in good condition and performance this week. 

Korean Air boasts a high wall, ranking second in blocking this season (2.79 per set). The prevailing view was that it would be a somewhat formidable opponent for Villena (194cm), the shortest male foreign player ever. 

However, Viyena broke everyone’s expectations and led the team’s victory by standing at the forefront of the attack. Villena said, “I knew that Korean Air was a good blocking team, so I thought I had to play volleyball cleverly.” 

Villena joined KB Insurance on the 27th of last month as a substitute for Nicola, a former foreign player, and established herself as the new main gun. He has played in 7 games this season and is active with 178 points and an attack success rate of 54.61%.

In the meantime, as much as he longed for a return to the V-League, he is showing quick adaptability. Villena confessed, “I tried to return to the V-League. It was attractive and had a lot of good points, so I wanted to come back if there was a chance.” He continued, “I was so happy to be here again at this opportunity, and I tried to adapt quickly because I wanted to show a performance that I could be satisfied with.” 

I tried to be perfect in terms of breathing with the main setter Hwang Taek-eui. Viyena explained, “I talked a lot with Hwang Taek-ui to hit a good ball,” and “I’m trying to match Hwang Taek-ui’s toss rather than evaluate it. Thanks to that, good performance started to come out quickly.”

KB Insurance, which had two consecutive victories, chased KEPCO (30 points) in 5th place with 8 wins, 15 losses and 24 points by 6 points. He is speeding up to save the slightest hope of advancing to spring volleyball. “I want to bring more victories to the team,” said Vijena.

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