“I think I played well during the holidays.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance won a set score 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-19) in a confrontation with Korea Expressway Corporation in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium on the 21st. The first day of the Lunar New Year holiday brought victory and started the holiday in a good mood.
Heungkuk Life Insurance showed the power of a triangle formation with Yelena Mrazenovich (registered name Yelena), Kim Mi-yeon, and Kim Yeon-kyung scoring 20 points, 17 points, and 14 points, respectively. In particular, Kim Mi-yeon was fierce with a 65.22% attack success rate.
Acting coach Kim Dae-gyeong, whom we met after the game, started the interview by saying, “I think we played a good game during the holiday season.” Then, “(Kim) Yeon-kyung, Yelena, and (Kim) Mi-yeon three strikers did a good job. And the serve attack went well.”
On this day, Yelena scored the most points among both teams with 20 points, including 2 blocks and 2 serves. However, in the first set, it failed to show its presence, recording 3 points and an attack success rate of 30%. Acting Kim said, “There are times when Yelena starts up late. Overall, it was good,” he said. 안전놀이터
Heungkuk Life Insurance replaced the setter in the 3rd set with Lee Won-jung, and the atmosphere became more lively. Lee Won-jung was good not only in various set plays using middle blockers, but also in scoring. He put up 3 points in the 3rd set with 2 blocks and 1 serve.
Regarding this, “(Lee) Wonjeongi shows a good appearance even as a replacement. Toast is good too. (Kim) Dasol has strengths in quick attacks and set plays, but he sometimes falters. But he has to overcome it by playing the game. Dasol was fine in the 1st and 2nd sets that day, but Won Won was included in the 3rd set because he thought it would be helpful when watching until the end of the season,” he praised.
Heungkuk Life Insurance earned 3 points with a shutout victory. It is only three points behind the leading Hyundai E&C. However, acting manager Kim does not appear to dwell on this. “After that, we are facing a series of battles with KGC Ginseng Corporation. I am going to focus more on this game rather than Hyundai E&C.”
Lastly, Heungkuk Life Insurance received a lot of support with a full crowd during the holiday season. Acting Kim said, “Happy New Year, the players are training hard. I will try to show a good image, so please support me a lot.”
Meanwhile, in the Korea Expressway Corporation, Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell) and Park Jung-ah scored 21 points and 13 points, but lost. It seemed to seldom explode in an attack. Breathing with the setter was also unstable.
Director Kim Jong-min could not hide his regretful expression. Korea Expressway Corporation, which played the match equally in the first and second sets, gave the opponent victory in the third set in a disappointing manner. Director Kim said, “I was pushed out of decision power. He was in a hurry and was seen wandering around inside the court. Trust is needed between the setter and striker. On this day, I believe that the breathing problem with the cat bell and the setter is the biggest.”
If you look at Korea Expressway Corporation’s victory game, Bae Yu-na’s scoring ability stood out. However, when you look at the score of the recent game, it is low. Regarding this, “(Bae Yoo-na) had the opponent’s concentration mark, and (Bae) Yuna was aggressive before, so there is a physical burden. And the setter must be bold.”
Park Jung-ah scored 13 points that day, including one block. He also reached 5,000 career points in 337 games, the fewest games ever. But what about Park Jung-ah, who has had a difficult time with an injury recently? Coach Kim said, “The injured area is fine. On this day, he was fine in the offensive part, but the rhythm was not right in the defensive part,” he concluded the interview, expressing regret.