Korea’s Kims deliver big numbers in 3-1 rout of Dominican Republic


Korea registered a 3-1 win over the Dominican Republic in the second round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup, where Kim Yeon-Koung and Kim Hee-Jin scored 29 and 22 points, respectively.

Sendai, Japan, September 1, 2015 – Kim Yeon-Koung and Kim Hee-Jin unloaded big points to power a Korean 3-1 (18-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-18) victory over Dominican Republic in the second round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Sendai Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Yeon-Koung topped all scorers with 29 points, then Hee-Jin added 22 points for Korea, while Yonkaira Paola Pena Isabel top scored for the Dominicans with 22 points – all coming from attacks.

Pena had a solid start in the first set, scoring all her points from the attack line, then Gina Altagracia Mambru Casilla added six points, including the final point in the first set to record a 25-18 win for the Dominican Republic. Korea led 5-1 in the second set with Yeon-Koung working the frontline of the Asian side. Korea’s 8-6 lead was levelled by Dominican Republic but play was halted after as Yang Hyo-Jin went down with an injury that got her carried off court. Korea showed focus and executed their plays well that extended their lead 21-14, until they clinched the set 25-17.

Hee-Jin scored 13 points in the third set and got backup from Yeon-Koung to seal the Korean victory 25-23. In the fourth set, Korea had good anticipation of the Dominican attack that opened an opportunity to execute an ideal counter-attack scheme for Yeon-Koung. Korea secured set and match 25-18 from an attack from Hee-Jin.

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