Recaptured the top league after 4 years… Even in the championship game, ‘Uh Woo-heung’ confidence
- on Mar 16, 2023
corporate silver 3-0 complete… Teamwork shines
amid chaos with manager hardship with trophy Kim Yeon
-kyung “Overcoming difficulties thanks to colleagues”
Kim cheers for winning the league in 15 years
Ahead of the opening of the women’s division of the professional volleyball V-League in the 2022-2023 season, the managers of seven clubs cited Hyundai E&C as a strong candidate for the championship. . Hyundai E&C, which recorded the most wins and the most points for a single team last season, was dominant in the evaluation that it was the strongest this season as it had no power leaks. ‘Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35) rejoined Heungkuk Life Insurance, which finished sixth last year, but the wall of Hyundai E&C seemed high.
As expected, Hyundai E&C continued its dominance system. From the opening of the season to the 4th round, Hyundai E&C was leading the way and was poised to take first place in the regular league for two consecutive years. However, Hyundai E&C started to falter in December of last year when Yasmin, the main gun, injured her back. Hyundai E&C, which had been on a winning streak, was shaken as Yasmin failed to play and fell into a five-game losing streak스포츠토토. In the meantime, Heungkuk Life Insurance, who secretly pursued it, took the lead and eventually lifted the trophy for first place in the regular league.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won a complete victory with a set score of 3-0 (25-15 25-13 25-16) in an away game against IBK Industrial Bank held at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 15th. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who had 1 victory point left until the championship, won the 1st and 2nd sets and finished the game by taking the 3rd set easily after confirming the first place early. With this victory, Heungkuk Life Insurance recorded 79 points (26 wins and 9 losses). Even if 2nd place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (70 points, 24 wins and 10 losses) adds 6 points in the remaining two games, it cannot exceed Heungkuk Life Insurance.
It is the sixth time in the club’s career and four years since the 2018-2019 season that Heungkuk Life Insurance took first place in the regular league. Now, Heungkuk Life Insurance went directly to the championship match against the playoff winner from the 29th.
For Heungkuk Life Insurance, it is an extraordinary achievement. With the joining of Kim Yeon-kyung, Heungkuk Life Insurance not only led the box office by attracting an average of 4447 spectators, but also showed an escape from last year’s sluggishness. However, in January, an unexpected incident occurred in which the command tower quit midway and faced a crisis. Coach Kwon Sun-chan was sacked amid controversy over the involvement of high-ranking officials in the game, and coach Kim Dae-gyeong led the team as acting manager while the recruitment of a new manager was disrupted.
Even in this chaotic situation, the players united around Kim Yeon-kyung. However, Kim Yeon-kyung was also distressed enough to contemplate his retirement. At this time, another light appeared. Master coach Marcello Abondanza took over the baton. Kim Yeon-kyung, who met coach Abondanza, who had a relationship in the Turkish League, shook off the burden.
For Kim Yeon-kyung, 1st place in the regular league means a lot. Kim Yeon-kyung, who went abroad in 2009, returned to the V-League this season after traveling back and forth between China and Turkey. Now, after 16 seasons since the 2006-2007 season, Kim Yeon-kyung challenges the combined championship by bringing both the regular league and the championship.
Coach Abondanza said, “The games I played with the command tower were only 6-7,” and “the victory was achieved because coach Kim and the players had faith in each other.” Kim Yeon-kyung laughed, saying, “All the players must have had a hard time, but I tried not to show off,” and “Thanks to the players, I was able to overcome difficult moments.”