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Jumbos regain KOVO Cup after 5 years, Spaniard Villena named MVP

by WoV
source: kovo.co.kr, yna.co.kr; Photo: kal-jumbos.co.kr

Incheon Korean Air Jumbos conquered the 2019 Korean Men’s Volleyball Cup.



Incheon Korean Air Jumbos crowned their flawless 2019 KOVO Cup (this year’s official name – Suncheon Saemaeul Geumgo Cup) campaign (5 victories, no defeat) by winning the gold medal.

In the final that was held in the city of Suncheon, they defeated Ansan OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash by a 3-0 (25-22 25-20 29-27) and regained the title in the tournament after five years. Interestingly, a week ago, Hyundai brought back the female KOVO Cup to their showcase after five years as well. This was the fourth KOVO Cup for the Jumbos (2007, 2011, 2014 and 2019).

The two finalists already met once in the tournament prior to the final match. The Jumbos prevailed in the group stage much more difficult than now (3-2).

Jumbos’ foreign reinforcement Andrés Villena top-scored in the final with 27 points. The Spaniard was also named MVP of the. Song Myung-Geun notched 19 for Rush & Cash.

The attendance at this year’s KOVO Cup, counting both male and female tournaments, was the biggest since it was established in 2006 – it exceeded 40,000 spectators.



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