Hyundai Engineering & Construction in the professional volleyball women’s division is playing solo for two consecutive seasons. It is even evaluated that the power has become stronger than last season, which recorded the highest win rate ever.
Hyundai E&C won a set score 3 to 1 스포츠토토 (20-25, 28-26, 25-19, 29-27) in a home game against GS Caltex in the 3rd round of the Dodram V League in the 2022-2023 season held at the Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 15th. I gave up the first set, but I won the third set and harvested 3 points.
Ace Yang Hyo-jin was confirmed for Corona 19 and was absent, but foreign player Yasmin led the attack by scoring 31 points, the most in the team. Outside hitter Hwang Min-gyeong also filled Yang Hyo-jin’s gap with 18 points, including 4 blocks.
As a result, Hyundai E&C became the first team in the V-League to record 13 consecutive wins. It is a record that surpasses the 12-game winning streak they set last season. After the opening of two consecutive seasons, he also set an unprecedented record of 12 consecutive wins.
As of the end of the second round, Hyundai E&C this season maintained similar grades to last season. It won 12 consecutive wins and rose to first place in the team rankings, and only the points, set win rate, and point win rate decreased slightly. The attack success rate dropped by 1.93% to 41.46%. In addition, the average serve score per set dropped by 0.4 from 1.57 to 1.17, and the average set success per set also decreased by 0.1 to 13.85, showing a minor difference.
On the other hand, compared to last season, the performance in the defensive department was outstanding. The receiving efficiency increased by 7.15% to 39.13%, and the average dig per set rose by 1.01 to 21.15, showing improvement. In addition, the average number of blocks per set increased by 0.17 to 2.55, and the number of errors decreased by 7, showing stable game operation.
It is analyzed that the strong power over the two seasons was possible because of the players’ even performances. Veterans are still strong, and young players are showing steep growth.
First of all, Yasmin, a foreign player who won the MVP in the 2nd round, scored 290 points as of the end of the 2nd round, and the attack success rate is 45.93%, ranking first in the category. Compared to last season, the score increased by 28 points and the attack success rate by 0.15%. Blocking and open attacks also increased by 13 and 16, respectively. On the contrary, the serve has decreased by 5 and the back attack has decreased by 8, but it is still showing off as the main gun of the team by ranking second in each category.
Veteran middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin, who won the regular league MVP last season, is also doing well. Yang Hyo-jin recorded 185 points and an attack success rate of 49.17% this season, showing a slight decrease compared to last season, when he recorded 192 points and an attack success rate of 57.2%. However, he is showing off his strength by ranking first in the fast attack (44) and time delay attacks (12) and second in open attacks (92).
The performance of Kim Yeon-gyeon, the main player in charge of defense, stands out even more. Kim Yeon-gyeon is showing improved skills by raising 117 receives and 283 digs this season from 84 receives and 219 digs last season. Kim Yeon-gyeon’s performance has led to an increase in the team’s receiving efficiency and average number of digs per set, and is currently ranked first in the dig and defense divisions in the player rankings by category.
In addition, setter Dain Kim recorded 26 higher set successes than last season with 142 set successes, ranking second in the set category. In this way, all the players in each position performed evenly and maintained a strong power this season following last season.
Hyundai E&C took first place in the regular league last season and achieved 90.62%, the highest win rate ever in the league. In addition, he set a new record with 12 consecutive wins at the start, 15 consecutive wins during the season, 28 wins in a single season and 82 points. Attention is focusing on whether Hyundai E&C, which is showing strong this season, will be able to continue its record-breaking march beyond 13 consecutive wins after the opening, and furthermore, surpass the records of last season.