Can KB Insurance, which has successfully rebounded, participate in ‘Spring Volleyball’?
KB Insurance in the V-League men’s division defeated Woori Card with a set score of 3-2 in the first game of the 5th round of the regular league this season held at Jangchung Gymnasium on January 31st. It was a thrilling come-from-behind victory. They gave away sets 1 and 2, and the defeat was dark, but they overturned the game by displaying a fearsome back heart.
KB Insurance in 6th place scored 27 points and chased KEPCO (32 points) in 5th place. There is a big difference from 4th place OK Financial Group (37 points), which is the last line to advance to the postseason, but there are still many games left, so it is not a stage to give up. In the V-League postseason, up to 3rd place advances to spring volleyball, and if the difference in points between 3rd and 4th places is 3 points or less, a semi-playoff is held.
KB Insurance is riding a roller coaster this season. It started off well with 3 wins and 3 losses in the first round, but it was sluggish with 2 wins and 4 losses in the 2nd round and 6 losses in the 3rd round. At that time, this season was virtually abandoned. However, I regained stability with 3 wins and 3 losses in the 4th round, and improved my confidence by winning the first match of the 5th round with a good feeling.
The reason why KB Insurance does not let go of hope is that it has finally built a ‘complete body’. 메이저사이트
First of all, the replacement of foreign players has been successful. Vijena, who was recruited in place of Nicola, who had a lot of ups and downs, had experience playing in the V-League, so there was no problem adapting. It took some time to improve my condition, but fortunately it didn’t take that long. While he scored 256 points after participating in 9 games in all, he is playing the role of the central axis of the attack with the 2nd place in the back attack and the 8th place in the open attack. In particular, in the Woori Card match, he scored a whopping 46 points (63.64% attack success rate). “We won with clever volleyball, but we still need more victories,” he said.
Viyena’s performance is thanks to veteran setter Hwang Taek. At one point, he missed the entire third round due to injury and psychological anxiety, but returned from the fourth round to lead the team. In particular, through a quick toss, he is adding power by matching fantastic breath with Viyena.
Domestic strikers, including middle blocker (center) Park Jin-woo, are also making a comeback. Park Jin-woo played a decisive role in each match with 9 blockings, the most in the Woori Card match. He said, “These days, our team is united as one. Thanks to that, we were able to win.”
The face of Hu In-jeong, director of KB Insurance, also brightened. He said, “Now we have 11 regular league games left, and we haven’t given up yet. I will do my best in each remaining game and aim for the playoffs.”