Women’s professional volleyball Korea Expressway Corporation defeated Hyundai E&C and advanced to the championship match in four years.
Korea Expressway Corporation scored a set score of 3-0 (25-23 25-22 25-17) in the second leg of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League playoff against Hyundai E&C (PO, 2 wins in 3 matches) held at Gimcheon Gymnasium in Gyeongbuk on the 25th. Victory was won. Korea Expressway Corporation, which previously won 3-1 in the first round of PO, will win two consecutive victories with this victory and face Heungkuk Life Insurance in the championship match.
As a result, the Korea Expressway Corporation and Heungkuk Life Insurance, which ranks first in the regular league, will play the first leg of the championship match held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th. The championship match will be played in a best of 5 matches.
It is the first time in four years since the 2018-19 season that Korea Expressway Corporation has advanced to the championship match. At the time, he lost to Heungkuk Life Insurance with 1 win and 3 losses, and this season he had a chance to redress. In addition, after the 2017-18 season, it will be a challenge to win the championship for the first time in 5 years.
On the other hand, Hyundai E&C, which ran for first place in the league at the beginning of the season, collapsed without being able to overcome the aftermath of injuries to key players. As foreign mercenary Yasmin left due to a back injury, the entire team was shaken, and starting libero Kim Yeon-gyeon also suffered a ligament rupture in his ankle and was unable to return to the court for a while. Montaño was recruited as a substitute for Yasmin, but bad news continued as he did not integrate well into the team. 메이저놀이터
In the end, Korea Expressway Corporation came up terribly while Hyundai E&C was wandering. In the game that day, foreign players Catbell and Park Jung-ah led the attack, scoring 19 and 21 points, respectively. In a tight match at 23-23 in the first set, Park Jung-ah calmly succeeded in knocking out, and Bae Yoo-na’s blocking in 24-23 contributed to winning the first set.
In the second set, Hyundai E&C took the lead. Korea Expressway Corporation, which was dragged 0-5 in the beginning, brought the second set with difficulty due to Catbell’s struggle. Even in the third set, the match was tight with poor skills, but with Catbell’s strong spy attack and Park Jung-ah’s blocking, they gained points and took the third set. Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s Yang Hyo-jin (16 points) and Jeong Ji-eun (13 points) tried to help the team win with good scoring skills, but it was not enough.
Park Jung-ah, who is competing in the championship match for the first time in four years, burned her will to fight. Park Jung-ah said, “I will remember the memory of losing to Heungkuk Life Insurance and win. I will return the video (which I lost at the time).”