“I also thought that I wanted to become a player with presence.”
Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun are a middle blocker duo that Hyundai Engineering & Construction is proud of, and they are also called ‘Twin Towers’. It is not easy for any team to stop these two players. Pepper Savings Bank was no exception. In particular, Yang Hyo-jin showed an amazing record of 15 points and an attack success rate of 61.1% in the last 4 rounds.
Acting manager Lee Kyung-soo also admitted that it was not easy to stop Yang Hyo-jin. Acting coach Lee said in a pre-interview before the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Round 5 match against Hyundai E&C, “Our middle blockers have lower blocking compared to other teams, so it seems more difficult to block Yang Hyo-jin. He has to help out on the side, but that is not enough.”
However, once the game started, acting manager Lee’s worries disappeared. It was thanks to Choi Ga-eun, a middle blocker at Pepper Savings Bank. Choi Ga-eun played a big role, scoring 15 points including 7 blocking points and 2 serving points, and along with Lee Han-bi, scored the most points after Nia Reed (36 points).
Thanks to Choi Ga-eun’s performance, Pepper Savings Bank was able to bring a set score 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 15-12) victory to Hyundai E&C.
Choi Ga-eun, who entered the interview room after the game, said, “There is something I said to the players the day before the game (9th). He said that he wants to be selected as a distinguished player while playing volleyball. But it really feels good to receive it,” he said of his victory.
Why did Choi Ga-eun want to become a distinguished player? “I was stimulated by the fact that many middle blockers like Lee Da-hyun, Jung Ho-young, and Lee Joo-ah, who are my age, are active. I also thought that I wanted to become a player with a presence,” he explained the reason.
The 7 blocks recorded by Choi Ga-eun on this day were the most blocks among both teams. Choi Ga-eun mentioned Oh Ji-young as the secret to blocking. She said, “She told me that her timing was late and that even if the ball went far, she followed it to the end and she had the habit of blocking. I think it worked out because I kept thinking about it,” she announced.
The next opponent of Choi Ga-eun, who played a big role in front of Lee Da-hyun, whom she used as a stimulant, is Heungkuk Life Insurance, where another stimulant, Lee Joo-ah, belongs. Choi Ga-eun said, “He tries not to care as much as possible. However, I have a lot more success with double blocking than quick attack blocking. If he thinks a lot in the next game and keeps paying attention to the fast attack, I think he will be able to block Joo-a’s attack,” he said with confidence.
Finally, Choi Ga-eun left, saying, “I personally want to attack more boldly to increase the attack success rate for the rest of the season, and as a team, I want to achieve 5 wins, which was his goal in the first season.” 카지노사이트