They threatened even the second round with their tighter defense.
On the 15th, Heungkuk Life Insurance defeated Pepper Savings Bank by a set score of 3-1 in the 4th round women’s match of the ‘2022-23 Dodram V-League’ held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju.
With this, Pepper Savings Bank broke the dishonorable record of 13 straight home losses, the most in the history of the V-League.
Currently, Heungkuk Life Insurance has solidified its ranking by earning 3 points even in a situation where the atmosphere is not in order. Currently, Heungkuk Life Insurance has accumulated 51 points (17 wins and 5 losses). There is a difference of nearly 20 points from the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (32 points, 11 wins and 9 losses).
However, if you look at the contents, each set won a new victory enough to lead a close match with Pepper Savings Bank by 1 point in overtaking or tying. Pepper Savings Bank showed a sudden collapse in the 4th set, but showed a sample of ‘Jinjalsa’.
To put it another way, the last team has grown to the point where it can only run into the second place team with pure performance.
In particular, the defensive line has been greatly stabilized, and players in each position can focus only on their own roles.
After recruiting Oh Ji-young, Pepper Savings Bank began to show significantly different performance than before. Receive and dig have become much stronger. In addition, Lee Go-eun, who showed extraordinary skills in the existing dig, was added, and Lee Han-bi, who has unchanging striking power, created a triangle.
On this day, in the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance, setter Lee Go-eun showed a bold defense scene in which she kicked the ball diagonally from end to end of the court.
In addition, Oh Ji-young created a full-fledged opportunity for the team to counterattack by raising the ball that Kim Yeon-kyung was determined to fly. 온라인카지노
Here, Nia Reid, who decided to run, showed a terrifying RBI and was drawing the face of a ‘gritty team’ in earnest. In the 4th set, 21-21, Nia Reid showed an overwhelming performance by hitting the spike far above Kim Mi-yeon, Yelena, and Joo-ah Lee, who set up a three-block.
On this day, Nia Reed scored 32 points (attack success rate 38.36%), the most points for both teams, Lee Han-bi 16 points and Park Kyung-hyun 13 points.
A lot has changed in exactly two months. Pepper Savings Bank almost destroyed itself with a shutout loss in just 1 hour and 14 minutes with a score that barely exceeded 15 points in each set in the second round against Hyundai Engineering & Construction on November 16th.
At that time, both dig and receive collapsed, and the strikers threw themselves more into defense than scoring. The libero strides toward the ball, and winger Lee Han-bi rolls to the subzone to retrieve the ball. Nia Reid also didn’t show much motivation to attack.
Acting coach Lee Kyung-soo, who took the baton in place of former manager Kim Hyeong-sil, who resigned after that, immediately strengthened the defensive line. Insufficient attack resources are also an urgent problem, but there is no alternative at this time.
Acting Lee, who had a phone call with this magazine at the time of Oh Ji-young’s recruitment, confessed the difficult situation, saying, “There are no resources to trade in the current situation, and I think the striker will have to go as it is.”
It is Pepper Savings Bank, which has raised its performance terrifyingly, beyond the ‘power barley pass’ with its sticky iron wall defense, to ‘I’m fine’. However, as the number of strikers is very thin, middle blocker Choi Ga-eun’s departure from injury is heartbreaking.
Choi Ga-eun complained of right shoulder pain while playing Heungkuk Life Insurance and eventually came out of the court. Gusol and Park Yeon-hwa fill the void, but they are greatly lacking.
Pepper Savings Bank’s acting coach Lee Kyung-soo, who spoke with the magazine on the 16th, said, “(Choi) Ga-eun tested with the trainer after the game, but it doesn’t seem like the injury was so serious that she couldn’t play at all. The details will be known after the hospital diagnosis, but it’s too much. I was told that there were no injuries,” he said.
Waking up or waking up, Lee’s biggest concern is the thin number of available strikers. Gusol is also suffering from a knee injury due to a chronic illness, and Seo Chae-won, Park Eun-seo, and Lee Han-bi are also unable to avoid injuries and sequelae. Currently, the player in the best condition on the team is Libero Oh Ji-young. Nia Reed has to ‘explode’ with some consistency to reduce the burden on the strikers.
Acting Lee added, “It would be nice if Nia Reed played as much as yesterday (15th), but I can see a little ups and downs whether it’s a psychological problem or a physical condition problem.” However, he said, “(Nia) is very happy about the recruitment of Oh Ji-young, and recently he has been playing more actively than before.”
Pepper Savings Bank is set to play an away match against KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 19th at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon.