The possibility of erasing the weakness was confirmed. Will GS Caltex be able to find a solution to the height issue in the Hyundai E&C exhibition?
GS Caltex invites Hyundai E&C to Jangchung Gymnasium on the 20th. In the 2022-2023 season, we have not yet won a single victory against Hyundai E&C. In the home game on the 8th of last month, which was a match in the second round, they lost after a full set match and had to be satisfied with 1 victory point.
GS Caltex was evaluated as one of the candidates for the championship this season as well, but it was important how to offset its weakness, height. On the other hand, Hyundai E&C is recording 2.671 blocking per set (2nd place) this season with the ‘twin tower’ of middle blocker (center) Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun, the best player (MVP) in the regular league in the 2021-2022 season. It is clearly ahead of GS Caltex with 2.012 blocks per set (6th place) in height.
GS Caltex recorded 12 blocks against Hyundai E&C in the second round. Not only relying on MoMA, but also using Kwon Min-ji and Moon Ji-yoon to develop an attack that caught Hyundai E&C off guard. It was clear that it showed the possibility of overcoming. However, the difference in height itself was large. In GS Caltex, middle blocker Han Su-ji was heavily burdened, while Hyundai E&C excelled not only in middle blocker but also in side blocking such as Yasmin, Hwang Min-kyung, and Go Ye-rim.
While side blocking is desperately needed, expectations for Han Su-ji are still high. Han Su-ji is showing outstanding skills this season. In the home game against KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 9th, he scored 11 points, including 8 blocks, the most in a single game in his personal career. This season, he also leads the entire league with 0.778 blocks per set. 메이저놀이터
GS Caltex coach Cha Sang-hyun has been thinking about ways to offset the weakness of height. “It is definitely difficult to solve the height itself. You have to admit what you have to admit. Isn’t volleyball something that can’t suddenly become high? Complementing other parts is also a way,” said setter Ahn Hye-jin, who has been trying to catch the opponent off guard by distributing various attack routes. In the case of Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the key is whether it will prevail.