Korea celebrate its straight-set triumph over Cameroon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 14, 2016 – Korea defeated crowd favourites Cameroon 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-20) in Pool A of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women’s volleyball competition at Maracanazinho on Sunday.
Park Jeongah topped all scorers with 14 points, including 12 spikes and 2 aces, then Lee Jaeyong added 10 points for the Korean victory. Cameroonian captain Nana Tchoudjang led her team with 12 markers, including 11 spikes and a block.
Kim Yeon-Koung, Kim Su-Ji and Park Jeongah were prolific from the attack line as they scored four attack points each to overwhelm Cameroon in the opening set 25-16.
Korea got a scare from Cameroon as the latter fought hard in every rally. Cameroon captain Nana Tchoudjang led her team on offence and Stephanie Fotso took care of the net defence, but Korea still managed to get out of the second set with a win 25-22.
Cameroon drew strength from the crowd and gained a 5-2 edge to start the third set. Korea began to convert on their attack attempts, but Cameroon held their ground and led 18-16. Korea got their floor defence running, which allowed them to snatch the lead at 20-19, then completely overturned the African side with crafty offensive plays 25-20.