Heungkuk Life Insurance won a set score 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23) in the 5th round match against GS Caltex in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 19th. .
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who succeeded in winning streak with this victory, took the lead with 22 wins, 7 losses and 66 points. The gap with second place Hyundai E&C (21 wins, 8 losses, 62 points) widened to 4 points. On the other hand, GS Caltex, which suffered three consecutive losses, remained in 5th place with 13 wins, 17 losses and 39 points. In five confrontations between the two teams this season, Heungkuk Life Insurance took the advantage of 3 wins and 2 losses.
On this day, Jangchung Gymnasium was packed with 3,312 full spectators, and a heated cheering match was held. It was the 15th sell-out of the women’s division this season. In particular, Italian national coach Abondanza, who was appointed as the new manager of Heungkuk Life Insurance this morning, conceived the game by watching the match after meeting with the players the day before. Head coach Abondanza is expected to complete his managerial registration after his work visa comes out, so he is expected to direct his first match at the beginning of the 6th round.
Heungkuk Life Insurance led the victory with Yelena scoring 22 points, Kim Yeon-kyung 21 points, and Kim Da-eun 20 points. Although he was pushed 7-11 in blocking, he solved the game based on the sub 7-2 advantage.
In GS Caltex, MoMA scored 26 points, Minji Kwon 13 points, Sohui Kang 12 points, and Suji Han 9 points, but it was regrettable that they could not continue the trend of winning the first set.
Heungkuk Life Insurance hit the court first with apositive spiker Kim Da-eun (3), outside hitters Yelena (2) and Kim Yeon-kyung (5), middle blockers Lee Joo-ah (4) and Kim Na-hee (1), setter Lee Won-jeong (6), and libero Kim Hae-ran. .
GS Caltex started with Apposite Spiker Moma (4), Outside Hitters Kang So-hui (2) and Kwon Min-ji (5), Middle Blockers Han Su-ji (3) and Civilization-hwa (6), Setter Kim Ji-won (1), and Libero Han Ha-hye. . With the start of 안전놀이터
the first set , Heungkuk Life Insurance took the early lead. Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung’s attack succeeded and led 3-0.
GS Caltex counterattacked with Kang So-hui’s touch-out score. After that, the atmosphere was a fight of spirits. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was trying to run, and GS Caltex, which was trying to chase, continued a tug-of-war with a gap of 2 to 3 points.
After GS Caltex pursued with a blocking goal following Han Su-ji’s moving attack, Kang So-hui’s touchout score tied the game at 10-10. MoMA pulled off a comeback with a blocking goal.
However, GS’s mistake that came out in the process of processing Kang So-hui’s strong serve as a direct kill left me with regret.
In the following 14-14, GS Caltex caught the flow. After MoMa’s back-and-forth hit, a powerful serve led to a goal and the technical timeout went into a 16-14 lead.
Heungkuk Life Insurance tied Lee Won-jung’s blocking score to Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s strong hits, drawing a 17-16 reversal. The long rally that continued from 19-18 ended with Yelena’s strong blow. Heungkuk Life Insurance rose to the 20-point mark first.
GS Caltex continued to pursue with Kang So-hui’s left-handed blow. Han Su-ji tied the score 22-22 with a decisive blocking goal. It was a fierce battle. Han Su-ji reached out from the left again and scored a blocking goal. MoMA’s right-handed blow made the score 24-22. GS Caltex won the first set with Han Su-ji’s last blocking goal. The score was 25-22.
2 sets. Heungkuk Life Insurance launched a formation in which Yelena moved to Apposite Spiker and started at number 4, Kim Yeon-kyung at number 2, and Kim Da-eun at number 5.
There was an effect. Kim Na-hee’s attacking goal and Yelena’s blocking goal took an early 5-2 lead. GS pursued 6-7 with Minji Gween’s score and opponent’s error, but Heungkuk Life Insurance increased its lead to 14-8 with Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung’s strong hits.
This lead was not easily narrowed. After Heungkuk Life Insurance Kim Da-eun and Joo-ah Lee scored, GS Moma’s offense came out and the scoreboard pointed to 18-10.
GS Caltex pursued 17-22 with Han Su-ji’s moving attack score and Moma’s hard hit, but could not catch up any longer. In the end, Heungkuk Life Insurance easily won the second set. The score was 25-18. The third set
became the watershed of the game . GS Caltex exchanged locations for Kwon Min-ji and Kang So-hui. Kwon Min-ji started from number 2. Heungkuk Life Insurance started with Kim Na-hee at number 4 while Yelena continued the formation as an apogee spiker. From the beginning of the set, a fierce battle unfolded. It was a tight battle until the score was tied 9-9. Afterwards, Heungkuk Life Insurance started to lead with Kim Yeon-kyung’s two back attacks. With Kim Da-eun’s consecutive goals and the opponent’s offense, the score quickly widened to 16-10. GS Caltex chased after MoMA’s front and rear strike with Kang So-hui’s left score. However, MoMA’s serve was out and the break was put on the chase. Heungkuk Life Insurance reached the 20-point high with Joo-ah Lee’s quick break, and then maintained a 21-14 advantage with Da-eun Kim’s sub ace. In the end, Heungkuk Life Insurance won the set. Yelena’s two punches marked the end of the set. 4 sets . At GS Caltex, Kang So-hui started at No. 4 and Moma at No. 3. Heungkuk Life Insurance returned to the second set formation with Yelena starting at number 4. It was the most intense set of the match on the day. From 15 to 15, a sweaty battle continued.
With Lee Joo-ah’s blocking goal, Heungkuk Life Insurance led by 1 point. Kim Yeon-kyung took a hard hit on her first rally after a technical timeout, giving her a two-point lead. The rally that followed was also a witty score by Kim Yeon-kyung. The scoreboard indicated 18-15.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who reached the 20-point high with Kim Yeon-kyung’s left-handed blow, entered the game with a 22-19 lead thanks to the opponent’s serve Beom-sil and Kim Yeon-kyung’s right-handed score.
However, the pursuit of GS did not end easily. Kang So-hui’s strong hit followed by Moma’s serve scored 21-22. GS tried to tie the score at Moma’s serve, but unfortunately it was out. The rally that followed was Kang So-hui’s score. Again narrowed by 1 point.
The moment the direction of the game was decided, Heungkuk Life Insurance scored. It was Yelena’s blocked goal. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who reached the match point, finished the game with Kim Da-eun’s strong blow.
It was the moment when Heungkuk Life Insurance consolidated its lead by adding 3 points.