Koh Hee-jin (43), coach of KGC Ginseng Corporation, cited national setter Yeom Hye-seon (32) as the driving force behind the team’s recent rise.
KGC Ginseng Corporation faces Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division, which will be held at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium on the 25th.
It is an irresistible confrontation between two teams that are on a two-game winning streak. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who is in second place with 54 points (18 wins, 5 losses), gets 3 points and erases the difference in points with first place Hyundai E&C (20 wins, 4 losses, 57 points). Conversely, if KGC Ginseng Corporation with 32 points (10 wins, 13 losses) gets 3 points, it is tied with Korea Expressway Corporation (12 wins, 11 losses, 35 points) in 3rd place.
KGC Ginseng Corporation is recording all three losses against Heungkuk Life Insurance this season without even getting a single point. Before the game, coach Hee-jin Ko pointed out the defeat in the meantime, saying, “It’s because Heungkuk Life Insurance is good. We also used this method and that method, but Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena showed good results in the decision-making power.”
Coach Heejin Koh, who has only been involved in men’s volleyball so far, is challenging women’s volleyball for the first time in charge of KGC Ginseng Corporation this season. Go said, “I played up to the 4th round, but I felt that defense is more important than blocking in women’s volleyball,” and put forward Chae Seon-ah, who has good defense, as the starting player. 먹튀검증
Heungkuk Life’s strikers, who have good decision-making power, face setter Yeom Hye-seon’s game management skills. This season, KGC Ginseng Corporation relied heavily on the offensive power of foreign player Elisabeth Varga (24, registered name Elisabeth). At one time, the attack share soared to 64%. She lived up to her expectations, with Elisabeth ranking second in serve, fourth in attack percentage, and first in scoring overall, but she was sometimes overloaded.
However, this year, Elisabeth’s attack share has not exceeded 45%. Only 1 out of 6 games was as high as 48%. Lee So-young, Jung Ho-young, and Han Song-yi share the gap.
Coach Koh said, “I changed the timing of the fast attack. In addition to the existing training, the players are trying to match their breathing separately at night. In the beginning, (Yeom) Hye-seon went to the national team, so there was not enough time to match, but as the timing gradually matched, Hye-sun Lee also started to use (other strikers) often with confidence during the game,” he said.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which has been inferior in comparison, is a good sparring partner to test the changed KGC Ginseng Corporation’s volleyball. If he continues his winning streak against his natural enemies, it is not a dream to enter the third place, which is the right to advance to spring volleyball.
Director Go said, “Recently, Yeom Hye-sun has been showing a sense of stability. If she does well today, I think she will continue to have momentum.”