finally got it… GS Caltex breaks 8 consecutive losses in Hyundai War in 686 days
GS Caltex escaped from an eight-game losing streak. After 686 days, it beat Hyundai E&C and jumped to third place.
GS Caltex scored a set score of 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12) against Hyundai E&C in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th. won Kang So-hui led the attack with 25 points, the most in the team, and Yoo Seo-yeon (12 points), who was put in as a substitute, shook the opponent with 4 sub-aces.
GS Caltex ended its 8-game losing streak against Hyundai E&C, which continued after winning the 6th round of the 2020-21 season (March 5, 2021). GS Caltex (11 wins, 11 losses, 33 points), which added 2 points, rose to third place, beating Korea Expressway Corporation (11 wins, 10 losses, 32 points).
Hyundai E&C (20 wins, 3 losses, 57 points) ended its 5-game winning streak. Still, by adding one point, the gap with second place Heungkuk Life Insurance (17 wins, 5 losses, 51 points) was increased to 6 points. With this, Hyundai E&C finished the All-Star break in first place.
In the first set, GS Caltex won. GS Caltex took a 3-0 lead with Kang So-hui’s strong serve in the early stages, and Choi Eun-ji and Moma attacked from both sides. GS, who kept the lead with Han Su-ji’s serve score and good defense, escaped Hyundai E&C’s pursuit with MoMA’s successive open attacks.
Kang Seong-hyeong, director of Hyundai E&C, changed the order for the second set. He put Jung Ji-yoon first instead of Go Ye-rim to strengthen his height and attack power. Jung Ji-yoon met Kang’s expectations by scoring consecutively at the beginning of the set. Hyundai E&C took the lead by reaching the technical operation time (8-5) first. GS Caltex’s attack worked well, but it was unable to catch up with invisible mistakes in the connection process.
GS also made changes. The third set started with Yoo Seo-yeon replacing Choi Eun-ji. However, the rhythm of Hyundai E&C could not be broken. Yang Hyo-jin scored an open attack and served, and Lee Da-hyun blocked MoMA’s central attack. GS caught up, but Jung Ji-yoon hit open attacks twice and ran away to 16-11, taking the set with ease.
GS, who put setter Kim Ji-won first in the fourth set, took a 6-1 lead. Yoo Seo-yeon attacked Jeong Ji-yoon with a tricky serve, and Han Su-ji scored the goals that came right away. MoMA was removed and Moon Ji-yoon entered, but the performance did not deteriorate. GS Caltex ran away from Yoo Seo-yeon’s sub time to 19-11. However, the potential of leading Hyundai E&C was great. A last-minute chase was held and the score was tied 23-23. GS Caltex ended up leading to the 5th set with Yoo Seo-yeon and Moon Ji-yoon scoring consecutively.
GS did not include Moma even in the 5th set. But it was strong. In 1-1, Han Su-ji broke the block following the attack. Then, Yoo Seo-yeon’s serve broke out, leading 4-1. GS ran away with Han Su-ji’s serve and 8-2. Yoo Seo-yeon even succeeded in an attack that ended the game at 14-12.
Kang Seong-hyeong, director of Hyundai E&C, said, “It’s unfortunate. My body was heavy in the first set. As MoMA dropped in the 4th set, I started to think more about our pattern. I think I tried to do it too well. I think GS had a greater desire to win.” .
Director Kang Seong-hyeong did not replace Jung Ji-yoon until the end. Director Kang said, “I wanted to give Ji-yoon an opportunity like today. (The late) Ye-rim could have entered and performed well, but I wanted Ji-yoon to be more confident. Lee had to attack a lot. When the center fast attack is good, it works well, but the setters Kim Da-in and Yang Hyo-jin were off-beat. I think I need to reorganize.”
GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha commented, “Moma suffered a left knee injury, but Ji-yoon Moon compensated well. There was a crisis, but the players came together well.” Director Cha said, “When Ji-yoon Jeong came in, the key was how well you attacked the serve. From the second set, Ji-yoon Jeong came in and put in a serve for the purpose, but rather, it acted as a burden to our players and made mistakes. The attack revived, and the atmosphere was handed over to one Jung Ji-yoon, but it seems to have held up well.” 카지노
Regarding MoMa’s physical condition, “Moma plays an important role, so I’m worried. The next match (23rd) is the Pepper Savings Bank match, so I’ll move to Gwangju right away. Moma seems to stay in Seoul and get medical treatment first, so we talk. I will have to judge after seeing the checkup, but depending on the situation, I can rehabilitate at the accommodation or head to Gwangju.”
Kang So-hui said, “In the beginning, the team had a hard slump. We talked a lot, saying, ‘Our skills aren’t at this level, but aren’t we at the bottom? We only have to go up.'” Regarding MoMa’s hiatus, he said, “I thought I should hit even Moma’s share. I like to hit, so I beat him more excitedly. I think I came back to life as I hit him.”