At the point of completing the 4th round, 6 out of 7 teams can play spring volleyball. Coaches and players are also unable to hide their smiles in this season’s V-League Women’s Division in the all-time competition for rankings.
Korea Expressway Corporation won GS Caltex with a set score of 3-1 (24-26, 27-25, 28-26, 33-31) in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 27th. .
If GS Caltex had won this game, it would have been a hassle with only 1 point difference between 3rd and 5th as it rose to 3rd place with 36 points. It was such an important match that the coaches and players of both teams were aware of it.
Before the game, Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min (49) said, “The gap between the mid-ranking teams is not very wide, so each game is important. In particular, we have a tough schedule, but there is no All-Star break, and even if today’s game is over, it’s a 3-day term, so we have to win today. I think I will be able to operate it properly,” he expressed his determination. Cha Sang-hyeon (49), the coach of GS Caltex, went one more way and made a strong decision to have Moma, who is not yet in 100% physical condition, play. Of course, it was possible because of sufficient conversation with the player and the confidence that he could play in the game.
Director Cha Sang-hyun said, “It’s a more interesting situation overall than last year. We don’t know the lead fight or the third place ticket yet, so we don’t know (the ranking) until the end of round 5. Or the pulse) can be lost. I couldn’t help but think of the volleyball world. I hope both teams will show good performance,” he said with enthusiasm.
The will of the two same-age coaches and the fighting spirit of the players produced a great match. Deuce came out in all sets, and the fourth set in particular was a bloody 33-31. MoMA scored 33 points, the highest among both teams, even though she was not in 100% physical condition, and Park Jung-ah led Korea Expressway Corporation to victory with terrifying concentration, showing an active performance worthy of the nickname ‘Clutch Park’.
He showed satisfaction in winning and losing in a great game. Coach Sang-Hyun Cha, the head coach, said, “It’s a lie if you don’t feel sick, but both teams did it with concentration. This is how the teams want to go to spring volleyball. I want to praise the mentality of the players.” 스포츠토토
Head coach Kim Jong-min said, “Both teams have been very focused and immersed for the first time in a long time. That’s why I think there was an interesting game. The power was equal, but we were good at the last concentration. Park Jung-ah and Catbell exploded, so we were able to play a good game.” laughed
As such, the first half of the women’s division ended with the victory of Korea Expressway Corporation. 1st place Hyundai E&C (20 wins 4 losses, 57 points) and 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance (18 wins, 6 losses, 54 points) are close by 3 points, and the middle ranks are still tight. The gap between 3rd and 5th place is 5 points, but the 6th place IBK Industrial Bank with 9 wins and 15 losses (28 points) is only 10 points away from the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation, so spring volleyball is possible.
It is also a ranking competition created due to the rapid progress of Korea Expressway Corporation, which was expected to be in the lower ranks. Korea Expressway Corporation is revitalizing the middle ranks with its recent rise, such as catching Hyundai E&C in the first place in all games and giving hope to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the second place.
Park Jung-ah, who led the victory, said proudly, “Honestly, until the season, no one would have known that we would fight for third place. We did not expect it either.” I do,” he said with great confidence.