Korea Expressway Corporation secured 메이저사이트 third place in the regular league by winning 3-0 against Pepper Savings Bank in Gwangju on the 14th. Advancement to the postseason has also been confirmed.
If the Korea Expressway Corporation wins 3 points in the final game of the season against GS Caltex on the 17th, it can skip the semi-playoffs on its own and go directly to the playoffs.
The confirmation of entering the postseason is the result of a combination of various factors, but the performances of middle blockers Dae-Young Jeong and Yu-Na Bae cannot be left out. These two players are the biggest homework that other teams have to solve while dealing with the road construction.
It’s clear from the records. The road construction is currently number one in team blocking. 2.794 per set. Jeong Dae-young is in second place with 0.771 per set, and Bae You-na is in third place with 0.759 per set. He is showing clear resolution skills in attack, and his sharp target serve is also a great weapon.
In an official interview after the game, Bae Yoo-na and Jung Dae-young once again showed off their veteran experience with restrained language and unnecessary answers.
Jeong Dae-young said, “Recently, our team is on the rise again. From now on, it’s concentration. If we maintain the last upward trend, we will definitely play a good game in the postseason.” What you mentioned about staying focused.
Bae Yoo-na said, “Experience is important in the postseason. Our team has experienced players. We know how to win. That will be our strength in the short game.”
A common answer from the two players also came out. Skip the semi-playoffs and go straight to the playoffs.
Jung Dae-young gave strength to his voice, saying, “The goal now is not to play in the semi-playoffs first.”
Bae Yoo-na said, “If I go straight to the playoffs, I can find a little bit of leeway in the tight schedule.”
Mental strength is important in the postseason, but basically, physical strength should be the backing. The two players also jointly won the 2017-2018 season, and the championship in the 2018-2019 season was visible, but I also remembered the hardships of 15 sets of 3 games in the playoffs prior to the championship match. The same goes for this season. If you go directly to the playoffs without a semi-playoff, the burden will be much less in terms of physical strength.
Another common answer emerged. The two players will be eligible for free agents (FA) after this season. For the team to achieve its goals one by one, it is only possible with the active performance of these two players. When Jeong Dae-young smiled and said, “I hope the season results are directly related to free agency,” Bae Yoo-na nodded and smiled even louder. Her self-confidence was also evident.
In the game on the 14th, the descendants of these two players, Lee Ye-dam and Lim Ju-eun, scored a goal. The best veterans in the league, Jeong Dae-young and Bae Yuna, gave words of encouragement.
Jeong Dae-young said, “These days, there is little training time in school. Because the amount of training is small, even after coming to the pros, you have to train for 2-3 years. If that happens, the players can’t help but get tired. Even so, you have to overcome it.”
Youna Bae said, “Experience is very important for middle blockers. You also need to be quick-witted. No matter how large a player is, it is difficult to do well in a short time in the middle blocker position. Experience must be steadily increased.” It was a must-have word for juniors who are walking on the road to growth as professional players.
Now, Jung Dae-young and Bae Yuna are aiming for the remaining GS Caltex match, playoffs, and championship match. The true value of a veteran shines as you go to the big stage. How will the performances of the two already prepared players unfold in the 2022-2023 postseason? I am already curious about the performance of the two players.