‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (34) was confident of Heungkuk Life Insurance, which would become stronger.
Kim Yeon-kyung participated in the 3rd round home game against Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2022-23 Dodram V League Women’s Division held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 13th, and scored the most points (28 points) in her individual game this season, setting the score for Heungkuk Life. led to a 3-2 victory.
Kim Yeon-kyung warmed up by scoring a double-digit score (10 points) in her 2nd set for the first time this season, and Heungkuk Life Insurance gave up the 1st and 2nd sets, and even in the 3rd set driven to the edge of the cliff, she flew alone and counterattacked. led the In the beginning of the 5th set, which was the watershed of the game, she scored 4 consecutive times at 1-1, showing her ace down clutch ability. After the game, Kim Jong-min, director of the Korea Expressway Corporation, said, “Kim Yeon-kyung, who came out with 100% performance, is difficult to stop no matter who she is.”
On this day, Heungkuk Life Insurance gave up 1 set (20-25) without even using their hands. Kim Yeon-kyung also only scored 2 points. She did not get along well with setter Kim Da-sol. In the 14-17, 3-point losing situation, Kim Da-sol’s set went to Kim Yeon-kyung three times in a row, but all of them were caught in the opponent’s defense because the timing was not right. In the second set, Yeonkyung Kim came down after jumping and she barely touched her ball and passed it over her net.
Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Da-sol’s breathing started to improve from the third set. The two players often collaborated on quick-open attacks that require coordination between the attacker’s movement and set timing. He also attempted a back attack (back attack) twice and succeeded in scoring.
Kim Da-sol was the first full-time starter since his debut last season. It’s hard to see him as a league-top setter. He is being pointed out that he is not able to bring out 100% of Kim Yeon-kyung’s skills this season as well. However, the ability to manage the game and how to use Kim Yeon-kyung, which was shown in the 3rd to 5th sets on this day, were not bad.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “(Kim) Da-sol seems to be nervous or burdened at important moments. “Volleyball is a team sport. Dasol is in a difficult situation in many ways, but I hope we can help each other and overcome it together.”
Kim Yeon-kyung talks a lot with Kim Da-sol on and off the court. Normally, she orders the ideal set height and direction, and she discusses strategies together during matches. On this day, she also said that she should use a non-monotonous attack pattern as much as possible to deal with Korea Expressway Corporation, which has advanced air supremacy.
Heungkuk Life Insurance can become stronger only when Kim Da-sol distributes the ball with confidence. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “(Kim Da-sol) practices a lot. She is a player who can improve her skills.” 안전놀이터
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was in the bottom ranks (6th place) last season, emerged as a candidate for the championship after Kim Yeon-kyung joined. As of the 15th, they are in second place in the league with 32 points (11 wins, 3 losses). Heungkuk Life coach Kwon Soon-chan welcomed the smooth race, but was concerned that “the increased interest seems to have increased the burden on the players.”
Kim Yeon-kyung believes that such experiences can be nourished. He said, “I don’t usually talk too much to my juniors,” but “Each of them has different difficulties. There are players who go through particularly difficult times. But if they overcome well, they can become better players. If everyone endures well, the team will become stronger. “, he raised his voice.