Reporter Seongdae Moon = The organizational power of Hyundai E&C, which was called the ‘strongest’, collapsed. It is in danger of giving up first place for the first time since the start of this season.
Hyundai E&C lost a 1-3 (25-21 21-25 20-25 20-25) home game against Korea Expressway Corporation in the women’s division of the ‘Dodram 2022-2023 V-League’ held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 14th.
Hyundai E&C (21 wins, 7 losses, 61 points), which recently suffered three consecutive losses, allowed second place Heungkuk Life Insurance (20 wins, 7 losses, 60 points) to pursue.
If Heungkuk Life Insurance wins the game against the lowest ranked Pepper Savings Bank on the 15th, Hyundai E&C will fall to second place for the first time this season.
Hyundai E&C has won 15 consecutive wins since the opening. 1st place in the regular league for two consecutive years seemed like a matter of time. The offense led by foreign player Yasmin and veteran Yang Hyo-jin was the strongest, and the defense led by Kim Yeon-gyeon was solid. Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Buttin Heungkuk Life Insurance were also unable to compete with Hyundai E&C.
However, in mid-December of last year, Yasmin underwent surgery for a back injury, and the group’s organizational power was shaken. Hyundai E&C expected Yasmin to return in early February, but Yasmin’s physical condition did not improve. 메이저사이트
Hyundai E&C decided that it would be difficult to expect Yasmin’s return, so they recruited Montaño, who was playing in the Turkish league, as a substitute. Hyundai Engineering & Construction recognized that Montaño had less offensive power than Yasmin, but he judged that playing only as a domestic player had limitations.
However, ahead of Montaño’s debut, libero Kim Yeon-gyeon was taken off the line due to an ankle injury, and outside hitter Hwang Min-kyung is unable to play due to a back injury.
To make matters worse, Montaño is showing sluggishness. In the two games after his debut, the attack success rate was only about 35%, and he is showing a jagged performance. Maybe it’s because he didn’t have enough time to match his hands and feet, and he’s also uneasy about breathing with setter Dain Kim. It is a situation where Yasmin’s gap seems to be bigger.
However, since Montaño posted 20 points against Korea Expressway Corporation, it could be even better in the next game.
As Hyundai E&C’s offense and defense falter at the same time, the team’s organizational power collapses and is self-destructing. The number of offenses increased, and organic play did not come out, so the defensive range was noticeably narrowed.
Hyundai E&C was defeated by Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 7th with a set score of 0-3, and was caught after a full set match against Pepper Savings Bank on the 10th. The Korea Expressway Corporation also suffered a reverse defeat and lost face.
Hyundai E&C will face KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 17th. At Ginseng Corporation, Elisabeth, the best foreign player, is holding out. If Montaño’s offense and organizational skills are not revived, it may be difficult to break out of the losing streak.