Heungkuk Life Insurance further consolidated its leading position with new coach Marcello Abondanza (53) watching the game.
Heungkuk Life Insurance beat GS Caltex with a set score of 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23) in the 2022-23 Dodram V-League Women’s away match held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 19th. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who defeated Pepper Savings Bank on the 15th and recaptured first place, scored 66 points and ran away from the pursuit of second place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (62 points).
Heungkuk Life Insurance announced the appointment of manager Abondanza this morning. The contract period is until the 2024-25 season. However, it is expected that it will take one to two weeks to complete the registration-related procedures, such as visas. Head coach Abondanza, who entered Korea on the 18th and signed the contract, visited the Jangchung Gymnasium that day and watched the match between Heungkuk Life Insurance and GS Caltex from the stands.
Head coach Avon Danza, who started his coaching career in 1996, has served as coach of the national teams of Bulgaria, Canada and Greece. He has also led world-class teams such as Azerbaijan’s Lavita Baku, Turkey’s Fenerbahce, and Italy’s Zanetti Bergamo.
Kim Yeon-kyung won the league championship and the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Cup as a player and manager for four years with coach Abondanza and Turkiye Fenerbahce.
Kim Yeon-kyung recorded 21 points and an attack success rate of 55.56% that day. Yelena scored 22 points and had an attack success rate of 37.78%. Kim Da-eun, who took the place of Kim Mi-yeon, who was in poor physical condition, added 20 points.
Heungkuk Life Insurance took a 21-18 lead in the first set and allowed a 22-22 tie. Then, Han Su-ji blocked Yelena’s attack twice, and Moma scored and lost 22-25.
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance, who won the 2nd and 3rd sets, turned from 14-15 in the 4th set to 16-15 with Yelena’s back attack followed by Joo-ah’s blocking. Then, Kim Yeon-kyung’s time difference and the success of the quick open consecutive attacks ran away to 18-15. Kim Yeon-kyung succeeded in a quick open attack in 19-17 and 21-19 and brought victory. Yelena then intercepted Kwon Min-ji’s attack at 23-22 and reached the match point. Kim Da-eun succeeded in the last attack at 24-23, putting an end to the match. 메이저사이트
In the men’s game, KEPCO defeated the lowest ranked Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and raised hopes for ‘Spring Volleyball’.
KEPCO won the home game against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the V-League men’s division held at Suwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 19th with a set score of 3-2 (20-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12). 4th place KEPCO recorded 44 points (14-16), tying with 3rd place Woori Card (15-14), who played one less game. However, it was pushed out of the number of wins and maintained 4th place.
KEPCO fell into a shocking 9-game losing streak from the Woori Card match on December 3 last year to the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance match on the 5th of last month. KEPCO, which finished the first round in 3rd place, fell to 5th place. However, starting with the Woori Card match on January 10th and ending with the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance match that day, they reversed themselves with 8 wins and 3 losses. If the difference between 3rd place and 4th place in the men’s division is less than 3 points, the two teams will have a semi-playoff.
KEPCO foreign player Thais Dull Host scored 29 points, the most in the team against his parent team. Tais, who played for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance from the 2016-17 season to the 2018-19 season, was sluggish with 11 points until the 3rd set that day. There were as many as 8 rooms.
Tais changed from the 4th set, which was drawn with a set score of 1-2. He was responsible for scoring 10 points alone in the 4th set alone. The 5th set also worked as a solver, scoring 8 points, more than half of the total score. He succeeded in consecutive back attacks in 1-1, and scored another back attack in 4-3. In 7-3, successive open attacks were successful. KEPCO, which widened the score thanks to Thais’ performance, ended the game 14-12 with Samsung Fire & Marine’s Ikbairi’s back attack.
With his performance on the day, Tais surpassed OK Financial Group’s Leonardo Leyva Martinez (registered name Leo, 763 points) and rose to the top in scoring (784 points). The attack success rate (54.64%) is second.
In KEPCO, housekeeper Seo Jae-deok added 21 points, and Lim Seong-jin (11 points) and Shin Young-seok (10 points) also scored double-digit points. KEPCO regained the upper hand against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance this season with 3 wins and 2 losses.