Hyundai E&C, which leads women’s volleyball, has succeeded in ending its losing streak. However, the concern about foreign player Yasmin has not been resolved yet.
Hyundai E&C won a 3-0 (26-24 25-22 25-21) shutout victory in the home game against GS Caltex in the Dodram 2022-23 V-League 안전놀이터 Women’s Division held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 2nd.
As a result, Hyundai E&C, which recently broke its slump in two consecutive losses, recorded 21 wins and 4 losses (60 points), firmly maintaining its No. 1 position. Hyundai Engineering & Construction took a breather as the gap with Heungkuk Life Insurance (54 points), second place, widened again.
It was Hyundai E&C, which had a strong will to break the losing streak, but it was not easy from the first set. In the midst of a fierce battle throughout the set, it led to a deuce battle, and Hyundai E&C was the one who seized the victory.
Hyundai E&C had an unstable toss in the 24-24 situation, but Jung Ji-yoon passed the ball with a sensuous push attack, and fortunately, Kang So-hui failed to properly catch the ball that fell into an empty area and scored. Hwang Min-gyeong was able to bring the first set with difficulty while blocking the attack of the opposing foreign player MoMA.
Seizing the atmosphere, Hyundai E&C began to attack efficiently in the second set, and was able to seize the victory thanks to the mistakes of the opponent foreign player Moma. Hyundai E&C confirmed its escape from losing streak by steadily taking the lead in the 3rd set of weight added energy.
Although it succeeded in escaping the losing streak, Hyundai E&C’s concerns remain. This is because foreign player Yasmin is still unable to operate.
Yasmin, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc at the end of December last year, planned to focus on rehabilitation for about 3 weeks, but he has not yet been able to return to the court.
10 games in a row have already been missed, and in the meantime, Hyundai E&C also lost its strong power at the beginning of the season and recently fell into a losing streak. Coach Kang Seong-hyung said that Yasmin could return in the 5th round, but there is still no news.
It is not that there are no alternatives. It is the recruitment of new foreign players. In fact, Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s coach Kang made a remark that seemed to have the foreign player replacement in mind, saying, “I’m thinking in various directions” prior to the match against GS Caltex.