GS Caltex, a professional volleyball women’s team, is on a difficult expedition to Gimcheon.
GS Caltex will play an away game against Korea Expressway Corporation in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V League Women’s Division, which will be held at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeongbuk on the 9th. Currently, GS Caltex is in 4th place with 36 points, and the gap with the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (44 points) is 8 points. 안전놀이터
In order to advance to spring volleyball, victory is desperately needed. The V-League men’s and women’s semi-playoffs are held when the difference between 3rd and 4th places is 2 or less. 4th place GS Caltex needs to narrow the gap with 3rd place road construction as much as possible.
GS Caltex, which had recently been sluggish with three consecutive losses, succeeded in rebounding by winning the previous Pepper Savings Bank match. During the losing streak, it was difficult for the setter Jin to stay focused, but Ahn Hye-jin, the main setter, took the lead in the team’s attack as a starter after two games against Pepper Savings Bank.
Under the leadership of Ahn Hye-jin, foreign player MoMA showed off her firepower with 23 points, the most of both teams, and an attack success rate of 58.82%. Kang So-hui (13 points) and Yoo Seo-yeon (10 points) also played an active role and led the team to escape from losing streak.
However, the recent rise in road construction is unusual. On the 24th of last month, starting with a victory against Hyundai E&C, the team continued its 4-game winning streak. Here, everyone took 3 points and took 3rd place, and occupied an advantageous position to advance to spring volleyball.
In the streak, setter Lee Yoon-jung’s performance stood out. Catbell and Park Jung-ah showed a stable game operation that maximized the power of the twin guns.
This season, the road construction has the upper hand with 3 wins and 1 loss in the opponents of the two teams. In the previous confrontation, all four sets had a fierce game going to deuce, and the victory was up to the road construction. Catbell led the win with 30 points including 4 blocks and Park Jung-ah scored 29 points including 4 blocks and 1 serve.
In this confrontation, field commanders Ahn Hye-jin and Lee Yoon-jung hold the key to victory. GS Caltex’s Moma-Kang So-hui-Yoo Seo-yeon triangular formation and Expressway Corporation’s Catbell-Park Jung-ah can’t be easily stopped if they open the attack. Attention is focusing on who will stably lead the healthy strikers and lead them to victory.