Hyundai E&C defeats IBK.
Hyundai E&C earned a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-23) set victory over IBK in the first round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division at Hwaseong Indoor Stadium on Nov. 21.
IBK was led by Abekromba with a match-high 29 kills. Pyo Seung-ju added 19 points. Hyundai E&C, however, had an explosive trio of Moa, Wipawi, and Yang Hyo-jin. Moma had 25 points, Wipawi had 21, and Yang Hyo-jin had 18.
HCE’s defense was particularly impressive. HMC had eight blocked shots, double that of IBK (four). Middle blocker Ki Dong Yang had three, while Moma and fellow middle blocker Lee Da-hyun had two. Wipawi had one point in blocking and two service aces.
Hyundai E&C’s height was also proven against ‘favorite’ Heungkuk Life. On April 18 at Suwon Indoor Gymnasium, HMC lost to Heungkuk Life with a set score of 2-3 (25-15, 12-25, 21-25, 25-21, 12-15). However, Hyundai E&C dominated the height battle.
Coach Kang Sung-hyung was envious of Heungkuk Life, saying “they have big attackers” in Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena, but Heungkuk Life’s situation was different. “We are not the number one team,” Kim Yeon-kyung said repeatedly. In a matchup of two title favorites, Hyundai E&C had twice as many blocked shots (14) as Heungkuk Life (7).
The key to Heungkuk Life’s victory in a tight full-set match was Kim Yeon-kyung’s sharp serve and incisive attacks that avoided the high blocking wall.
On the day, Heungkuk Life coach Avondanza, who is considered one of the greatest Italian coaches of all time, recognized the skills of middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin, the centerpiece of Hyundai E&C. “Hyojin Yang is a top-level player not only in Korea but also in the world. Her movement is also good.”
“We also have Moma. They seem to be the strongest team in blocking,” he said, adding, “We tried to overcome what we couldn’t block with our serve.” 짱구카지노 주소
Yang Hyo-jin, along with Kim Yeon-kyung, has led the Korean women’s volleyball team. She made her debut in the V-League in 2007-2008 and is now in her 17th season. During her long career, she has won numerous awards, including Blocking Award, Best 7 (middle blocker), Most Voted Online All-Star, Regular Season MVP, and Round MVP.
Although he has retired from the national team, he is still solidly defending the Hyundai E&C midfield this year.