Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which is leading the women’s professional volleyball, is worried about foreign player Yasmin’s long injury gap. Yasmin, who last disappeared from the Pepper Savings Bank match on December 18 last year due to a herniated disc, was expected to return in the 5th round, but her return was postponed indefinitely due to symptoms of inflammation. Hyundai E&C is looking for a replacement foreign player, but the players participating in the tryout are already playing in overseas leagues, and even if they agree to transfer, the transfer fee is higher than expected, so it is not easy to find a player who meets the conditions.
After the All-Star Game, Hyundai Engineering & 스포츠토토 Construction’s 2022-2023 V-League Round 5 first game, GS Caltex, was held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 2nd. Hyundai E&C took down the first 4 games of the 4th round and ended the last 2 games with a losing streak. Regarding this, coach Seong-hyung Kang said, “As domestic players split attacks and hit Yasmin’s void, it seemed that his stamina was depleted. After the road construction on the 24th of last month, I had 8 days to spare, which helped me recover.”
As Director Kang said, the sweet rest of the past 8 days seemed to have been of great help. Under the skillful coordination of setter Kim Da-in, domestic strikers exploded regardless. Born in 1986 and turning 38 in Korean age this year, Hwang Yeon-joo, a left-handed opposit spiker, played the role of ‘eldest sister’ by bombarding the GS Caltex court regardless of position. Hwang Yeon-joo, who scored 8 points with an 80% attack success rate in the first set alone, scored 17 points and an attack success rate of 50%. GS Caltex’ foreigner Opposite MoMA also scored 17 points, but the attack success rate was only 32.56%. It was decisive that Hwang Yeon-joo won a complete victory in the battle of the opposit main gun.
In addition, coach Kang Ji-yoon, who was selected as an outside heater to strengthen his offensive power, also met expectations by scoring 12 points (attack success rate of 43.48%). Hyo-jin Yang (15 points, 3 blocks) and Lee Da-hyeon (5 points, 1 block) had the strongest middle blocker line in Korea, and the fact that they overwhelmed the blocking fight 10-3 also played a big role in their victory.
Hyundai E&C, which shut out GS Caltex 3-0 (26-24 25-22 25-21) amidst the even performance of domestic players, accumulated 3 points and scored 60 points (21 wins and 4 losses), taking second place with Heungkuk Life Insurance (54 points, 54 points). 18 wins and 6 losses), widening the gap and taking a breath. On the other hand, GS Caltex, who was completely defeated on the way to the 3rd place fight with Road Corporation (41 points, 14 wins and 11 losses) and KGC Ginseng Corporation (35 points, 11 wins and 14 losses), became more difficult for spring volleyball. .
After the match, Hwang Yeon-ju, who became the number one contributor to the victory in ‘Hwang Se-min’ mode, said, “If I don’t play, my body is comfortable, but I feel comfortable because I have less mental stress.” The more you play, the harder the game gets. I will work on it in the future with the mindset of ‘Let’s hang on and hang on’ comfortably.”
Meanwhile, in the men’s match held in Incheon, KEPCO defeated the leader Korean Air 3-1 (13-25 25-22 25-23 25-18).