The first game in the middle of the season, the weight was different.
IBK Industrial Bank and GS Caltex met at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium on the 11th. The benches of both teams were hot from the start. Until the second round, the two teams recorded 5 wins and 7 losses, 16 points. IBK (0.800) ranked 4th ahead of GS Caltex (0.769) in the set win-loss ratio. Depending on the match that day, there was no choice but to have a significant impact on future ranking fights. IBK coach Kim Ho-cheol and GS Caltex coach Sang-hyun Cha encouraged the players by raising their voices from the beginning of the game.
GS Caltex was the first to reveal the hole. In the 1st and 2nd sets, I was helpless at IBK as I couldn’t fill Kang So-hui’s vacancy. On the 8th, while Kang So-hui, who suffered from right shoulder rotator cuff pain ahead of the Jangchung Hyundai E&C, took a break, GS Caltex tried to fill the void with Kwon Min-ji and Choi Eun-ji. However, Industrial Bank of Korea concentrated on the left side of the court at GS Caltex, where Kang So-hui was missing. While GS Caltex was unable to properly utilize MoMA, Industrial Bank of Korea took 1-2 sets one after another with a large score difference and went to the brink of a shutout victory.
However, from the 3rd set, the atmosphere changed drastically. IBK’s feet suddenly began to blunt. As he repeatedly rallied, he could not easily recover his lost stamina, and mistakes continued. At GS Caltex, MoMA’s decision-making power began to revive, and domestic players also saved the atmosphere by scoring little by little. Even in the 4th set, IBK’s steps were heavy, and GS Caltex continued its offensive. GS Caltex, which gave away the first and second sets in vain, took the third and fourth sets one after another, eventually driving the match with a full set.
With Kang So-hui missing, GS Caltex has no choice but to rely on MoMA’s decision-making power. Domestic players are required to exert themselves until Kang So-hui finds her condition, but it seems that she can hardly overcome her lack of experience. IBK seems to have still not overcome the physical problems that were pointed out before the season.
The match between the two teams, which played a full set match, ended with IBK’s set score 3-2 (25-16, 25-15, 21-25, 14-25, 16-14) victory. However, Industrial Bank of Korea (18 points, 6 wins and 7 losses) only gained 2 points instead of 3 points, and GS Caltex (17 points, 5 wins and 8 losses) also secured 1 point in 5 sets, leaving room for a jump to 4th place.
Meanwhile, in the men’s division, OK Financial Group won KEPCO with a set score of 3 to 1 (25-22, 13-25, 25-18, 25-22). The main gun Leo, who was responsible for 36 points, achieved the triple crown, and Jae-seong Cho (8 points) and Sang-heon Jin (7 points) contributed. OK Financial Group, which had 7 wins and 6 losses, rose to 3rd place with 21 points. KEPCO (6 wins, 7 losses, 18 points), which lost 3 consecutive losses, fell to 5th place.메이저놀이터