Heungkuk Life’s new head coach Marcello Abondanza (53, Italy) decorated his V-League debut with a victory.
Heungkuk Life Insurance defeated Korea Expressway Corporation with a set score of 3-0 (25-19 25-17 28-26) in the 5th round home game of the ‘Dodram 2022-23 V League’ women’s division held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 23rd.
Heungkuk Life Insurance (69 points, 23 wins, 7 losses), which succeeded in winning 3 consecutive wins, widened the difference with 2nd place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (62 points, 21 wins, 9 losses) to 7, taking first place in the regular league for the first time in 4 seasons since the 2018-19 season. cruised towards
Head coach Abondanza, who entered Korea on the 18th, finished his first V-League game with a victory, directing the players from the bench 5 days after his arrival.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who had been with coach Abondanza for four seasons in the past in the Turkiye League Fenerbahce, played a big role on this day and gave victory to the command tower, whom they met again in six years.
Kim Yeon-kyung boasted a good condition with 18 points and a 45% attack success rate. Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) also scored 24 points, the most on the team.
Heungkuk Life Insurance overturned the unfavorable situation and announced a pleasant start. Kim Yeon-kyung’s serve set the stage for a reversal.
In a situation where Kim Yeon-kyung was being pulled by 9-13, after scoring a quick open goal, she succeeded in sharp serve aiming for an empty spot in the court. Immediately, Yelena’s open attack was added, and the score was tied at 13-13.
Heungkuk Life Insurance and Korea Expressway Corporation then engaged in a tight seesaw game. However, at the end of the set, Heungkuk Life Insurance led the flow.
In 19-19, Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena scored consecutively to take the lead. Middle blocker Lee Joo-ah blocked Jeon Sae-yan’s attacks consecutively and even succeeded in a quick break to end the first set.
Heungkuk Life Insurance continued the atmosphere. Following the first set, in the second set, the game was solved with a sense of stability by minimizing the number of offenses to three.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who led 8-4 at the beginning of the set with Yelena and Lee Joo-ah’s consecutive blocking, widened the gap significantly after 15 points. 먹튀검증
Kim Mi-yeon opened the door with an open attack at 15-12. Yelena scored in a row with a serve and back attack, and the road construction was shaken as a crime, making it 21-12 at once. And the set score was 2-0 without providing an excuse for pursuit.
Heungkuk Life Insurance overcame a 5-point gap and completed a shutout victory. In 10-15, Lee Joo-ah and Lee Won-jeong ignited the pursuit by continuously blocking Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell).
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who caught up to one point with several consecutive goals, balanced it with Yelena’s back attack at 20-21.
In 23-23, Kim Yeon-kyung made a match point, but the game went to deuce as Park Jung-ah’s attack hit the blocker’s hand and went out.
Heungkuk Life Insurance seized the victory with Yelena blocking Park Jung-ah’s attack in 25-26 and even a back attack. And Yelena ended the game by taking responsibility for the attack that ended the rally.
The road construction struggled with double-digit scores from Park Jung-ah (17 points), Catbell (15 points), and Bae Yu-na (10 points), but the team’s attack success rate remained at the 30% level, leaving regret in the decision.
Highway Corporation (48 points, 16 wins, 14 losses), which suffered a total loss of 5 matches against Heungkuk Life Insurance this season, was also flagged for 3rd place with 2 consecutive losses.
With this game at the end of the 5th round, the difference between KGC Ginseng Corporation (46 points, 15 wins, 15 losses) and 4th place is only 2 points.