A foreigner was replaced, but… Hyundai E&C, 1st and 2nd place confrontation also ‘gum volleyball’
As soon as Hyundai E&C, a professional volleyball women’s division, replaces foreign players for the lead, it faces the pursuer Heungkuk Life Insurance.
The two teams will face off in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V-League Women’s Division at the Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 7th. It is a single-legged match between 1st place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (60 points) and 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance (57 points), where the difference in points is currently only 3.
Hyundai E&C defeated GS Caltex with a shutout in the previous game. Foreign player Yasmin, who was expected to return in the 5th round, eventually failed to return, but veteran Hwang Yeon-joo showed off her strength with 17 points, the most in the team. Yang Hyo-jin and Jung Ji-yoon also supported her by scoring 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Yasmin has been sidelined since round 3 due to a back injury. Hyundai E&C continued its unstoppable move at the beginning of the season, winning 15 consecutive wins in the opening season, but after Yasmin was removed, it showed a somewhat shaky appearance. He held on with his gums and kept the lead, but his limits gradually began to be revealed.
As Yasmin’s absence lengthened, Hyundai E&C, which fell into a slope, eventually replaced a foreign player. On the 6th, the press release announced the recruitment of a new foreign player, Montaño.
Montaño, from the Colombian national team, performed impressively in the past, winning the top scorer for two consecutive years in the Swiss league. He currently plays as the main gun for Murat Pasa Belediyeje in the Turkish second division, and has contributed greatly to the team’s ranking competition to advance to the playoffs.
Montaño, who has signed a contract with Hyundai E&C, can only step on the stage of the V-League after going through the process of issuing an International Transfer Agreement (ITC) and registering as a player. According to Hyundai E&C officials, Montaño’s transfer process has not been finalized. 토토사이트
With Montaño still unable to play, Hyundai E&C has to play only with domestic players in this Heungkuk Life match. In the 3rd and 4th rounds, he faced Heungkuk Life Insurance, which went out without foreign players, with 1 win and 1 loss.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which will pursue the lead, also defeated KGC Ginseng Corporation with a set score of 3 to 0 in the previous game. Acting manager Kim Dae-kyung’s irregular tactics, which placed Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung in front and back, hit the mark. Kim Yeon-kyung scored a whopping 25 points and led the attack, and Yelena also contributed 16 points.
It is a big match in the second half that will determine the competition for first place in the women’s division. It remains to be seen whether Hyundai E&C will shake off the chase and solidify its lead, or whether Heungkuk Life Insurance will catch Hyundai E&C’s heels.