The name that Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza, who was hit by a blow while trying to win the women’s volleyball match, brought out in an interview after the game was Lee Ye-eun (19), a rookie outside hitter at Korea Expressway Corporation.

After losing 1-3 to Expressway Corporation in the 3rd game of the 2022-2023 V-League championship match (5 matches, 3 wins) held at Gimcheon Gymnasium on the 2nd, Abondanza coach said, “I know in advance what kind of serve Lee Ye-eun will put (I will not deal with it). I think it’s more embarrassing that I couldn’t). I think I need to analyze and prepare more at night.”

As coach Abondanza said, it was Lee Ye-eun who struck a blow at Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was ready to burst the championship champagne, and saved the road construction company from being driven to the cliff.

Lee Ye-eun took the place of Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell) in the second set 20-20, which was dragged by a set score of 0-1, and came in as a one-point server and immediately burst into a serve ace.

Heungkuk Life Insurance players just watched Lee Ye-eun’s slightly longer serve, and the ball just brushed past the end line.

Lee Ye-eun continued to blow sharp serves, shaking Heungkuk Life’s receive and playing a decisive role in quickly widening the score to 24-20.

Lee Ye-eun’s ‘magic’ continued in his third set.

In 20-21, Park Jung-ah was put in, and this time he also scored three consecutive goals with one sub ace.

Lee Ye-eun is also the recipient of the award that Korea Expressway Corporation director Kim Jong-min picked.

Manager Kim said, “I like players who are strong in big games, but I haven’t seen that type of player in a long time. I’m looking forward to the future.” He is a player with good abilities. Keep an eye on him in the future,” he foreshadowed the birth of a star.

Lee Ye-eun, who entered the interview room with her seniors Park Jeong-ah and Bae Yoo-na as a distinguished player, looked like she had been enjoying a game, far from being weighed down by the weight of the big game.

Even when Park Jung-ah jokingly said, “You can sit on the podium instead of a chair,” I just laughed.

Park Jung-ah said of Lee Ye-eun, “My team’s nickname is ‘Golden Side’. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t look nervous, and I’m grateful that she always goes in and does her part even if she’s not ready.”

Bae Yoo-na also helped by saying, “It’s been unusual since I first came to the team. Even if I don’t practice much, I understand the serve and defensive formations that the coach says well. I think the coach trusted me and put them in because I’m a player who is good at performing strategies.”

Lee Ye-eun, who graduated from Jecheon Girls’ High School, wore a road construction uniform in the 2nd round and 3rd place in the 2022-2023 season rookie draft.스포츠토토

In the regular season, he played only one game, and played the role of a ‘secret weapon’ as a one-point server without missing a single game from the playoffs to the championship match, but he had an accident that day.

Lee Ye-eun said, “The serve strategy came out like that, and I just hit it in that direction.”

When asked if he was nervous because it was a big game, he revealed the secret of his strong heart, saying, “I wasn’t nervous. Only the place and environment have changed since high school, but I didn’t feel nervous because I thought the game was the same.”

Regarding her impression of hitting two aces, she calmly said, “Honestly, I didn’t think of anything because I was in the middle of the game, but it wasn’t until the older sisters told me that I did well that I realized ‘I scored a point’.”

Heungkuk Life Insurance, who was beaten by Lee Ye-eun in the third match of the championship, is expected to thoroughly prepare for the fourth match to be held on the 4th.

When asked how she would respond to the opponent’s analysis, Lee Ye-eun said brightly, “I don’t think I can do it myself, so I’ll listen to what I’m told (on the bench).”

Hearing those words, Park Jung-ah burst out laughing and said, “If our Ye-eun started playing in the regular league (with that level of mental strength), she would win the Rookie of the Year award…” and sincerely regretted it.

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