Women’s professional volleyball Hyundai E&C, which had been showing off its mighty power by winning 15 consecutive wins in the opening season, fell into crisis. A red flag was lit on the regular league winning front. 스포츠토토
Hyundai E&C scored a set score of 1-3 (25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 20 -25) and was defeated. He showed a sloppy record of 28 team mistakes. It was a performance that was not befitting a team that had maintained first place until this day.
Hyundai E&C lost 0-3 in a confrontation with Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is competing for the championship, on the 7th. In the match against Pepper Savings Bank, which was the lowest in the league, on the 10th, he lost at the end of a full set and became a victim of an accident. Until the road construction match on the 14th, they suffered three consecutive losses for the first time this season. In the last 6 games since the match against GS Caltex on the 20th of last month, he has recorded 5 losses (1 win) and is staggering. In the end, he gave up first place to Heungkuk Life Insurance, who won the Pepper Savings Battle on the 15th.
Hyundai E&C recorded 16 wins, 2 losses, and 45 points until the 3rd round, and kept its first place. In the first and second rounds of confrontation with Heungkuk Life Insurance, they all won. However, Yasmin Bedart, who was the team’s top scorer, suffered a back injury in the Pepper Savings Bank game on December 18 last year and faced a crisis after leaving.
Right after Yasmin left, veteran apologetic spiker Hwang Yeon-joo struggled and endured well. The power of the middle blockers (Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun), who are considered the strongest in the league, was still there. But another injury came out. Starting player Kim Yeon-gyeon suffered a ligament rupture in his right ankle while defending against Pepper Savings Bank on the 7th. Team captain and starting outside hitter Hwang Min-gyeong also missed two recent games due to back pain. Another striker, Go Ye-rim, also has a bad knee.
Hyundai E&C showed the strongest defense in the league. Since the serve receive was good, it was able to smoothly lead to the center and flank attacks. However, Chung Si-yeong (outside hitter) and Kim Joo-ha (libero), who are filling the positions of the existing key players, are still inexperienced players. After losing the road construction match on the 14th, Hyundai Engineering & Construction coach Kang Seong-hyeong commented, “It seems that the existing team color and organizational power have been shaken and collapsed as other players (not the main players) played.”
The skills of Yvone Montaño, who joined Yasmin as a substitute foreign player, are also below expectations. He scored the most points (20) on the team before road construction, but his offensive success rate was only 33.96%. He only suffered 6 blocks.
Montaño is a highly anticipated player with a history of being the top scorer for the last two seasons in a row in the Swiss league. However, he has not yet adapted to the V-League. His breathing with the setter was a mess, and his individual skills didn’t stand out. He never scored an inaccurate toss, and his defensive fundamentals seemed weak. Director Kang Seong-hyung said, “There seems to be a big difference between when I do well and when I don’t.”
There are only 8 games left in the regular season. Not only Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is aiming for first place, but also three teams competing for third place (Highway Corporation, KGC Ginseng Corporation, GS Caltex) will play the remaining games in an all-out war. Hyundai E&C lost its power at the beginning of the season. A red flag was lit on the winning front.