7th and 10th sets.
On the 29th, a confrontation between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Korea Expressway Corporation will take place in the first leg of the women’s division championship match of the ‘2022-23 season Dodram V-League’ held at Incheon Samsan Gymnasium. Korea Highway Corporation won a landslide victory against Hyundai E&C in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the PO and went up to the championship.
Prior to that, on the 28th, the day before that, the men’s PO 3 round will be held. KEPCO, who lost in the first game of PO after a bloody battle, counterattacked Hyundai Capital with a set score of 3-2 in the second game and went back to Cheonan. The match was held in full sets in both the first and second games.
From the point of view of Heungkuk Life Insurance, who hoped for a bloody battle between the lower teams, it became a little late. Conversely, Korean Air is smiling big.
However, leaving everything aside, playoffs should be playoffs. It is embarrassing to both the fans and the players themselves when the bloody battle between the strong teams competing for 2nd and 3rd places in the league ends helplessly. In this part, there was a clear contrast between the male and female divisions this season.
Hyundai E&C, which had 15 consecutive wins from the start of the season and was even called the strongest in the league, ended the postseason with a disappointing 3rd place. This is the reason why the road construction has advanced to the championship game, but the exhilarating pleasure is less. It’s like a situation where the other person opened the door half way.
Hyundai E&C ranked first in both the 2019-20 season and the 2021-22 season, but could not play spring volleyball due to Corona. It’s natural to be greedy. Middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin expressed her will to win even by lowering the pay to some extent. However, the pay cut controversy could not be avoided.
However, the herniated disc of Yasmin Bedart, a mercenary who was leading the team, was a fatal blow to Hyundai E&C. Hyundai E&C, which had expected a large share of the central attack of the mercenary and Yang Hyo-jin, collapsed as the injuries of key players broke out one after another.
In fact, in the second half of the season, Hyundai E&C showed a performance that was difficult to guarantee even 4th place, let alone win the championship this season. At the time, there was no clear wing scorer other than Yasmin, who left, and he played every day as if he were solving homework. 36-year-old Hwang Yeon-joo, who usually came in, flew for a while, but there was no follow-up. In a word, they were not prepared for a long-term war.
I waited for the sick Yasmin to come back like a miracle and do it like before, and eventually let go and chose Montaño. However, Montaño, who was recruited late, was not a monster mercenary that met the club’s expectations.
There was no fighting spirit or morale in the PO, which had been entered with such difficulty. All that was left was the players groaning over injuries and fighting spirits with painkillers, and the toss thrown hurriedly because the sum did not match. He lowered the starting salary by 200 million won and maintained his power, desperately aiming for first place, but everything was in vain. After the first game of the playoffs, the words left were “Montaño must come up more.”
KB Insurance in the men’s division, which rose to runner-up, seemed to partially overlap with Keita’s exit this season and staying in the lower ranks.
Expressway Corporation won 3-1, 3-0 victories like that, and went to meet Heungkuk Life Insurance after taking 3 days off. As for the road construction, even though outsiders were shaken in the middle of the season, tenacious domestic veterans came together well. In that way, from 3rd place to at least 2nd place, we laid the groundwork to go further and aim for the champion.
The men’s division was strong. In the case of Hyundai Capital, when captain Jeon Kwang-in left due to an injury, Heo Soo-bong performed a one-man show, and in Korea Electric Power Corporation, Lim Seong-jin played an active role as a mercenary and counterattacked.
Rather, the presence of mercenaries was insignificant. Veteran Oreol struggled in the first game and was sluggish in the second game, but Heo Soo-bong showed off his spirit by scoring 17 points in the first game and 30 points in the second game. Young ace Lim Seong-jin did not just watch the ball go up to Tyce, who had a sore knee. He cut into the side and handled the ball. Even though the mercenaries in both teams hesitated, the young native strikers somehow rushed.
In particular, Lim Seong-jin, who has emerged as the next-generation ace of Korea Electric Power Corporation, once again proved his potential in spring volleyball. When Tais was injured, he filled the spot and eventually drove the playoffs to the final stage. He had no reason to give up.
KEPCO made an additional achievement of winning the PO for the first time since its foundation, and plunged Suwon into a crucible of enthusiasm on this day.
Even if I lose both games, it’s okay. Games can be won or lost. However, in the postseason, the spirit of trying to run with the spirit of a strong team is all the more necessary. However, Hyundai E&C already lacked the energy to do so. 메이저놀이터
Spring volleyball, that is, the postseason, is the final check on the teamwork and team operation indicators that have been established in the league. The regular season is a long race to the finish line. When you run a marathon, if you run fast and greedy in the beginning, you will burn out the fastest in the second half and can no longer run. Hyundai E&C has been in a situation where it is very disappointing to foster players, manage injuries, and will, apart from skills.
‘Suwon Siblings’ advanced to the playoffs side by side this season and gathered fans’ expectations. However, the results differed sharply.
The men’s PO 3 game will be held on the 28th at Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium in Cheonan, and the women’s championship match will be held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th.