With the noise of volleyball continuing from the new year, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Heungkuk Life Insurance collide head-on over the first place in the women’s division.
Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance will face off in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium on the 11th. This is the return match in 13 days since the 29th of last month (Heungkuk Life Insurance won). Hyundai E&C is in first place with 18 wins and 2 losses (51 points), and Heungkuk Life Insurance is in second place with 16 wins and 4 losses (47 points). Depending on the results of the game, Hyundai E&C can lay the foundation for a solo system again, or Heungkuk Life Insurance can follow closely by one point.
It is a head-to-head match between both teams. Heungkuk Life Insurance is attracting attention from the volleyball world due to the involvement of the club’s upper-level players and the controversy over the dismissal of former manager Kwon Soon-chan.
Heungkuk Life Insurance continues to suffer from aftershocks as Kim Ki-joong, former coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, who was officially announced as the new coach, declined the position. Heungkuk Life Insurance said on the 10th, “ Director Ki-joong Kim, who was appointed as manager on the 6th, has conveyed his intention to finally decline the managerial position of Heungkuk Life Insurance after careful consideration.” We sincerely apologize for causing controversy in the appointment of the director.”
Coach Kim said, “ The coaching position is a difficult position even if you are trusted inside and outside the volleyball world, and the current situation that can cause various misunderstandings is a burden.” I don’t think so,” he said through the club.
When former head coach Lee Young-soo, who had previously been acting head coach, resigned immediately after the GS Caltex game, the club appointed Kim Ki-joong, former head coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, as the new coach and made an official announcement, but he did not appear in the match against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, so coach Kim Dae-gyeong was appointed as ‘acting head coach’. There was also a skit where he acted as an agent of ‘.
While the players are said to be feeling pressure from the current situation, the poor condition of Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Na-hee is also a concern. Kim Yeon-kyung missed the last IBK Industrial Bank match. Heungkuk Life Insurance won without Kim Yeon-kyung and won 4 consecutive wins, but the effect of IBK Industrial Bank, which the main libero missed, was also greatly affected by self-destruction. Moreover, the next opponent is Hyundai E&C, the league’s top team.
For Hyundai E&C, foreign player Yasmin Bedart, the ‘monster’, is still unable to return to the court. It is currently at a level that does not interfere with daily life, but it is difficult to make vigorous movements, so it is expected that it will be possible to return in about 5 rounds after rehabilitation. 안전놀이터
Hyundai E&C is defending the No. 1 spot with veteran apogee spiker Hwang Yeon-joo minimizing Yasmin’s gap and taking charge of the attack, Yang Hyo-jin’s post-COVID-19 recovery trend, and Kim Yeon-gyeon, Hwang Min-kyung, and Go Ye-rim’s solid defense line. In the new year after 2 consecutive losses, IBK Industrial Bank 2 consecutive wins and 3 consecutive wins against Pepper Savings Bank started reorganization.
However, there is a physical burden due to consecutive forced marches. Hyundai E&C is scheduled to play at intervals of 3 to 4 days, such as the 4th, 7th, 11th, and 14th from January 1st. In particular, on the 11th and 14th, it is a match between Heungkuk Life Insurance and KGC Ginseng Corporation, which suffered the first defeat and consecutive losses this season, so how to overcome the two games is a big challenge right away.