Skywalkers stay in the finals with a third-game victory
Coming off two straight losses, Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers edged Ansan OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash Tuesday in the third game of the V-League finals with a set score of 3-1.
The series score now stands at 2-1 with Rush & Cash in the lead.
Oreol Camejo put out brilliant performance in the match to lead the Skywalkers, putting up 26 points including four service points.
Skywalkers ace middle blocker Shin Young-suk, who is suffering from knee pain, also played an outstanding game.
In the first set of the series, Shin scored 13 points for the Skywalkers but he was unable to see much playing time in the second set because of his knees.
But in the third set, in which the Skywalkers could have lost their shot at the V-League trophy, Shin was not going to let his injury cost the team the title. Shin scored nine points for the Skywalkers, including two from blocks.
For the Rush & Cash, Robertlandy Simon Aties scored 37 points while outside hitter Song Myung-geun added 12 points for the team.
Thanks to the win, the Skywalkers now have a second chance at the title.
Retired Park will attend draw for World Cup qualifiers
Retired South Korean national football star Park Ji-sung will make an appearance at the group draw for the final round of Asia regional qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
According to Park’s charitable JS Foundation on Monday, Park received an invitation from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to take part in the group draw, which will take place in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, on April 12.
Twelve national teams from the second round will participate in the final round of the regional qualification in Asia for 2018 World Cup to secure their spots in the World Cup in Russia.
Park has been studying to become a football administrator after his retirement in 2011 and was admitted to the FIFA Master class recently. He will begin the one year program, which takes place in England, Italy and Switzerland, this summer.
BY CHOI HYUNG-JO