It is still leading, but there are homework that must be solved in order for Heungkuk Life Insurance to be in this position at the end of the regular season. It is to raise the presence of middle blockers.
In the 6th round match of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division between GS Caltex and Heungkuk Life Insurance held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 26th, Heungkuk Life Insurance’s wing strikers performed outstandingly. Kim Yeon-kyung scored the most points in the team with 28 points, followed by Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) and Kim Mi-yeon with 25 and 16 points, respectively.
However, Heungkuk Life lost with a set score of 2-3 (17-25, 31-29, 25-23, 19-25, 10-15). There must have been various losses, but poor scoring support by middle blockers was one of the main losses. The middle blocker duo Joo-ah Lee and Na-hee Kim, who started this day, only scored 7 points. It was contrasted with GS Caltex’s middle blocker duo Moon Ji-yoon and Han Su-ji, who jointly scored 15 points.
Looking at the blocking first, Lee Joo-ah created a total of 10 effective blocks on the day, but did not record a single block score. The last game in which Lee Joo-ah did not record a single blocking goal was against Korea Expressway Corporation in the 4th round. It was the first time in 8 games without a score.
Conversely, Kim Na-hee scored one blocking goal, but recorded only four effective blocks. Considering that the opponent was GS Caltex, the lowest team in the league, the number of blocked goals and effective blocks should have been increased.
It was the same that there was regret in the attack. Lee Joo-ah and Kim Na-hee showed a sluggish appearance by posting a total of 5 points in the attack that day. Kim Na-hee is a player with strengths in defense and second-tier connection rather than offense, so it may be difficult to expect many goals. However, it was painful to see Joo-ah Lee, a player with the highest level of mobile attack in the league, only 4 points and 25% attack efficiency in the 5th set match.
Originally, Lee Won-jeong, who had a strength in passing to the wings rather than the center, was forced to increase the attack share of Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena in a situation where Lee Joo-ah and Kim Na-hee’s attacks were sluggish. However, it was difficult to properly use Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena, the main guns of the team, to use Kim Da-sol, who is relatively good at the center, and there was a problem with a growing weakness in side blocking. In the end, coach Marcello Abondanza entrusted Lee Won-jung rather than Kim Da-sol to coordinate the game for a long time, and Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena recorded over 30% attack share side by side.
The problem was that Yelena’s performance that day was uneven. Yelena’s performance when it went well and when it didn’t worked out was like a different person. There was a big difference not only in the performance he showed, but also in his facial expressions and actions. Unfortunately for Heungkuk Life Insurance, Yelena showed a bad appearance in the 5th set, when she desperately needed victory. It was sluggish, recording -14.29% attack efficiency.
When Yelena was sluggish in a situation where the center could not be properly saved, Kim Yeon-kyung was virtually the only attack route for Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 5th set, and with Kim Yeon-kyung alone, Leticia Moma Basoko (registered name MoMA), Kang So-hui, and Kwon Min-ji flew together GS I couldn’t stand up to Caltex. 토토사이트
In order for Heungkuk Life Insurance to achieve good results in the remaining 5 games, the presence of middle blockers must grow. Heungkuk Life Insurance is a team with the league’s top wing triangle formation of Kim Yeon-kyung, Yelena, and Kim Mi-yeon. Even if the presence of middle blockers grows even a little, the minds of opponent blockers become more complicated. Middle blockers need to work hard, as well as a solid receive and a more sophisticated and active central use of Lee Won-jung.
The difference between Hyundai E&C and Hyundai E&C is 6 points. Even if Heungkuk Life Insurance misses just one or two games, the gap will soon be narrowed. In order for Heungkuk Life Insurance to finish the regular season in first place, and furthermore, to rise to a high place in spring volleyball, there are tasks that must be resolved.