The professional volleyball ranking competition, which is reaching its climax, is expected to be a watershed this week. A hot ranking competition between the two teams trying to keep the first place in the men’s and women’s divisions and the two teams trying to take it away is predicted.
The Dodram 2022-2023 V-League is currently in its 5th round. As each team played 27-28 games in the regular league with 36 games in round 6, the last-minute competition for spring volleyball is hot. In the midst of this, Korean Air and Hyundai E&C, which were unrivaled leaders in the men’s and women’s divisions, are drawing attention due to their slump. Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the leader in the women’s division, has been shaken with 1 win and 4 losses in the last 5 games. The men’s leader, Korean Air, is in a worse situation. In the last 6 matches, they have 1 win and 5 losses, including 4 losses in a row. Taking advantage of this, Hyundai Capital and Heungkuk Life Insurance, which are second in the men’s and women’s divisions, are aiming for the lead.
The difference between Hyundai E&C, which is trying to run away, and Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is chasing, is only 1. It is a close match, and it is possible to reverse the ranking for the first time this season. However, Hyundai E&C is in a hurry as many key players have left. In December of last year, foreign player Yasmin suffered a back injury and was absent for a long time, and was recently replaced. It is like playing the game with all the nuclei of air defense missing.
Heungkuk Life Insurance is most reassured by the presence of outside hitter Kim Yeon-kyung. This is the reason why he is not shaken even though he is going through the system of acting manager Kim Dae-gyeong after experiencing manager Kwon Soon-chan’s hardship in January. Along with libero Kim Hae-ran, Kim Yeon-kyung is also responsible for leading juniors on and off the court, and is doing her part. On the 11th, after giving up the first set, he did not give up his will to take the lead, actively instructing his juniors on the strategy. Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which is maintaining its uneasy No. 1 position, can only shake off the pursuit of Heungkuk Life Insurance only when veteran middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin plays his part. Kim Yeon-kyung and Yang Hyo-jin have a special relationship as roommates when they were active together in the women’s volleyball team in the past. The two cannot avoid a goodwill confrontation over the first place in the V-League women’s division this season. 스포츠토토
The composition of Korean Air and Hyundai Capital in the men’s division is similar to this. Korean Air seemed to have a solid starting system this season, but foreign player Lincoln, backup resource Lim Dong-hyuk, and starting outside hitter Kwak Seung-seok were unable to play on the court due to injuries and poor physical condition, and their recent performance has fallen sharply. In the match against Hyundai Capital on the 10th, they lost 1-3, narrowing the gap to 4 points.
In Hyundai Capital, the veteran outside heater Jeon Kwang-in plays an active part in the air defense and leads the juniors. Even after the victory on the 10th, “It seems that the players continued to lose to Korean Air, and the burden increased without their knowledge. Today will serve as an opportunity to gain confidence in Korean Air.” Korean Air, which has to keep the lead, can increase the possibility of Korean Air, which is ahead of the objective in terms of objective power, if Han, a seasoned veteran setter, manages the chaotic team atmosphere.
On the 14th, Korean Air and Hyundai E&C will invite KB Insurance and Korea Expressway Corporation to their home to widen the gap. Second place Hyundai Capital and Heungkuk Life Insurance will also play a game to secure points against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and Pepper Savings Bank on the 15th.