Women’s professional volleyball Heungkuk Life Insurance’s combined victory and Korea Expressway Corporation’s revenge against it were ultimately in the hands of the setter.
Heungkuk Life Insurance and Expressway Corporation will play the second game to decide the direction of the championship match (3 wins in 5 matches) at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon at 7:00 pm on the 31st.
In the first game held on the 29th, Heungkuk Life Insurance beat the road construction with a set score of 3-1 and took the lead with the experience and power of ‘solver’ Kim Yeon-kyung.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who went directly to the championship match as the 1st place in the regular league, took the victory by showing off better organizational skills than the road construction even after playing in the actual game in 10 days.
On the other hand, Expressway Corporation, which defeated Hyundai E&C in the playoffs (2 wins from 3 matches) and advanced to the championship game in 4 years, failed to maintain its momentum due to the poor condition of the main players and gave up the first game.
Kim Jong-min, head coach of the Korea Expressway Corporation, diagnosed that the players were unable to perform at their best because they were in bad shape due to the symptoms of a cold.
Heungkuk Life Insurance takes a step closer to the unified championship if it catches the second game, while Expressway Corporation is preparing to put its life and death on the second game after hitting Bae Jin-jin, as the challenge for the championship becomes difficult in reality if it loses.
The joys and sorrows of the two teams will be divided at the fingertips of Lee Won-jeong (23, Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Lee Yoon-jeong (25, Road Corporation), the main setters who coordinate the attack. In the first game, Lee Won-jung laughed first.
Due to a hamstring injury, Lee Won-jeong took a break from playing against KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 11th of this month and took a break for more than 15 days before going to the championship match.
Even though he lacked real sense of the game, Lee Won-jung contributed to the victory by surpassing Lee Yoon-jung, who scored only 6.750 with an average of 10 sets per set in the important championship match.
Lee Won-jeong took the lead in increasing firepower by making extensive use of middle blockers (Kim Na-hee and Lee Joo-ah) and both wings (Yelena Mrezenovich, Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Mi-yeon).
On the other hand, Lee Yoon-jung had difficulty delivering the ball as the receive was shaken by Heungkuk Life Insurance’s effective serve.
Manager Kim Jong-min pointed out the defeat after the game, saying, “There were often erratic scenes because Lee Yoon-jung and the striker did not have a good breath.”
Coach Kim also said that the weight of the playoffs and the championship match are different.
Lee Yun-jeong, who was nominated for the road construction in the 2021-2022 draft (2nd round 2nd place) after going through the unemployment team, experienced spring volleyball for the first time and has now played 3 games. 토토사이트
This is not a small difference compared to Lee Won-jeong, who is two years younger than her age, who has played in 12 postseason games in three teams, including Korea Expressway Corporation, GS Caltex, and Heungkuk Life Insurance.
Manager Kim Jong-min predicted that Lee Yoon-jung’s mental management is important, and that he would show better performance in the second game than in the first game.
If his toss survives as much as he believes in Lee Yoon-jung, he believes that veteran strikers with more experience than Heungkuk Life Insurance players will exert their strength.
Kim Yeon-gyeong, who scored 26 points in the first game and finished warming up for the championship in 14 years, also praised Lee Won-jung, who overcame pain and led the victory, and said, “I will continue the confidence that won the first game in the second game.” .