Pepper Savings Bank won its first home game victory of the season after 13 challenges.
Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers, led by Acting Coach Lee Kyung-soo, held a set score 3-1 (26-24, 24-26, 25-23) in a home game against GS Caltex KIXX in the 4th round of Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 23rd. , 25-23). Pepper Savings Bank, which failed to win even a single win in the previous 12 home games and disappointed home fans, won an impressive first win of the season at home after 13 challenges (2 wins, 21 losses).
For Pepper Savings Bank, foreign player Nia Reid led the team to victory with 29 points, including 1 serve and 2 blocks, with a 38.67% offensive share. Captain Lee Han-bi also contributed 13 points while serving exclusively, and middle blocker Choi Ga-eun scored 9 points with 5 blocks. And outside hitter Park Kyung-hyeon, who played full-time in place of Park Eun-seo, who suffered an ankle injury that day, led Pepper Savings Bank to their first home win by scoring 17 points with an attack success rate of 48.48%.
Athletes who have returned to professional careers
In baseball, the current unemployment baseball has been cut off, but in volleyball, even after becoming a professional for 19 years, the unemployment volleyball team operated by each local government is still steadily maintaining its existence. There are a total of four unemployment teams in the women’s division, and most of the players in unemployment volleyball are composed of players who have not been nominated as pros or have retired from professional careers. And sometimes, there are cases in which players who have stood out in unemployment volleyball advance to the professional stage again.
Jeong Ji-yoon, who left the professional stage with the recruitment of Lee Sook-ja (coach of KGC Ginseng Corporation) in 2007 after playing an active role at GS Caltex, continued her active life at professional stages such as Suwon City Hall and Yangsan City Hall. Then, in the 2013-2014 season, when GS Caltex suffered a setback due to Lee Sook-ja’s injury and Na-yeon Lee (Hyundai E&C Hillstate)’s voluntary withdrawal, Ji-yoon Ji was urgently recruited. led
Middle blocker Kim Yu-ri, who has been active at GS Caltex for 7 years since 2017, is also a representative player who has gone through unemployment volleyball. Kim Yu-ri, who joined Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders as the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 rookie draft, but failed to adapt to the pros and retired after two seasons, played an active part in the unemployment stage for two years. did. After his return, Yu-Ri Kim is continuing a successful professional career by winning three championships.
Baek Mok-hwa (Daegu City Hall), who played as the team’s native ace during the Ginseng Corporation and recorded 10th place (362 points) in the 2013-2014 season, transferred to the unemployment team after the FA negotiations failed after the 2015-2016 season. Baek Mok-hwa, who had been away from the professional stage for two years, made a comeback to the professional stage in 2018 when she joined IBK in a sign-and-trade format. However, Baek Mok-hwa could not recover the offensive power of his prime and ended his active career again after two seasons.
Byun Ji-soo, who joined IBK as the 6th overall pick in the 2015 rookie draft, was expected as a middle blocker prospect, but was pushed by Kim Hee-jin and Kim Su-ji, etc. However, in 2021, Kim Se-young retired and joined Heungkuk Life Insurance, which had a big hole in the center, and stepped on the professional stage again. 메이저사이트
When Park Kyung-hyun explodes, Pepper comes to life as well.
Park Kyung-hyeon, an ace who led the team since her days at Suwon Jeonsan Girls’ High School (currently Hanbom High School), joined Hyundai E&C with the 4th overall pick in the 2015 rookie draft. Kang So-hui, a local giant at GS Caltex, and Lee Han-bi, who is currently playing together at Pepper Savings Bank, were Park Kyung-hyun’s draft motives. However, Park Kyung-hyun played for three seasons at Hyundai E&C, scoring only 5 points in 5 games, and eventually left Hyundai E&C in 2018 to join the Daegu City Hall, an unemployment team.
Park Kyung-hyeon, who had been consistently active at Daegu City Hall, caught the eye of manager Kim Hyung-sil, the founding commander of Pepper Savings Bank in 2021, and returned to the professional stage after three years. Unlike the days of Hyundai E&C, when it was not easy to get a chance to play among his outstanding older sisters, Park Gyeong-hyun was used in many games from the first season at Pepper Savings Bank, his founding team. In fact, Park Gyeong-hyun, who played in 31 games last season, scored 242 points with a success rate of 35.57%, playing an active role as the team’s main outside hitter along with Lee Han-bi.
Ahead of this season, Park Kyung-hyun signed an annual salary contract with a total of 130 million won including an option of 40 million won. However, he has only scored 86 points in 19 appearances during Pepper Savings Bank’s 22 games this season. For Park Kyung-hyeon, who has no clear advantage in karate and defense, if the ups and downs in his performance increase, the opportunity to play in the game will inevitably decrease. At least, Park Kyung-hyeon was able to steadily play as the starting pitcher as rookie Park Eun-seo was sidelined due to an ankle injury.
In addition, this match was against GS Caltex, whose opponent, Leticia Moma Basoko, was absent due to a knee injury. Park Kyung-hyun, who recorded 22% attack share, scored 17 points with a 48.48% success rate and 1 block, second only to foreign player Nia Reed. In addition, he showed perfect performance in defense, recording 58.33% receiving efficiency and 12 digs.
In fact, Park Kyung-hyun is not performing as well as expected this season with an attack success rate of 31.01% and a receiving efficiency of 28.8%. In addition, he is not stable enough to commit 25 offenses while scoring 1 serve. However, as shown in the GS Caltex match, if Park Kyung-hyun plays a good role, Pepper Savings Bank’s ability can improve that much. It means that Park Kyung-hyun still occupies a very important position within the team.