Kim Yeon-kyung was also Kim Yeon-kyung despite the two-week game gap and the opponent’s concentration mark.
Heungkuk Life Insurance beat Korea Expressway Corporation with a set score of 3-1 in the first leg of the professional volleyball Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Championship held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th.
Heungkuk Life Insurance took first place in the regular season and went straight to the championship match. However, going straight to the championship game in professional volleyball is not necessarily advantageous.
Of the 16 women’s championship matches in history, the number one team in the regular league has won the final championship in only half of the 8 times. This means that going straight to the championship match is not necessarily advantageous.
The top team in the regular league has a hiatus of about two weeks before the championship match. Of course, it helps to recover physical strength, but it can have a bad effect on maintaining the sense of the game. In fact, there were often cases where the first-place team collapsed without being able to use its strength against the team that had gone through the playoffs (PO) in the championship match.
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance was different. This is because Kim Yeon-kyung, who has accumulated rich experience, was at the center. Kim Yeon-kyung also showed a somewhat shaky appearance in the first game that day. She means that the pressure of the championship match is great.
Kim Yeon-kyung eventually did her part. With her 26 points and an attack success rate of 45.10%, it became the number one contributor to the victory of Heungkuk Life Insurance. She saved her team with a whopping 11 points in the fourth set, especially when she was about to falter after dropping the third set.
On this day, the road construction even changed the position of foreign player Catbell to prevent Kim Yeon-kyung. Catbell was put forward as Kim Yeon-kyung’s dedicated marksman. However, the road construction’s intensive control system was not enough to stop Kim Yeon-kyung.
In an interview after the match, Kim Yeon-kyung sighed in relief, saying, “Of course I expected it to be difficult.”
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I expected the momentum to be good in the beginning as the opponent played the PO and went to the championship in a good atmosphere.”
Kim Yeon-kyung confessed that she was preparing for the road construction early on even though the opponent for the championship match had not been decided.
He said, “I didn’t know who would come up먹튀검증, but the coach expected road construction, and after the first game of PO, I was sure.” He said, “I prepared a lot for road construction. In order not to miss the sense of the game, I played a lot of my own games and trained in difficult situations, but those things came out well.”
Regarding the evaluation that he seemed a little stiffer than usual, he said, “Rather than being stiff, I couldn’t relax myself.” .
The victory in the first game gave Kim Yeon-kyung more confidence in his victory. He said, “I thought that the first game was 50%,” and promised, “As much as I caught a good atmosphere, I will continue to continue the atmosphere so that I can win the second and third games.”
“The road construction is a good team that seldom shakes. It is a team with strong basics, so it does not collapse easily.” We will continue to do well so that we can win.”