Even without Yasmin (USA) and Yang Hyo-jin, defeat has become an unfamiliar word. Women’s professional volleyball Hyundai E&C extended its winning streak to 13 games after the opening of the season.
Hyundai E&C played a home game against GS Caltex in the 2022-23 Dodram V League at Suwon Gymnasium on the 15th. However, Hyundai E&C faced ‘bad news’ ahead of the game that day.
This is because the main middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin was absent after being tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). However, Hyundai E&C won a thrilling come-from-behind victory over GS Caltex with a set score of 3-1 (20-25 28-26 25-19 29-27).
With this, Hyundai E&C ran on a 13-game winning streak, recording 13 wins and 35 undefeated points, firmly defending its No. 1 position. On the other hand, GS Caltex missed a good opportunity to block Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s winning streak. As they fell into a three-game losing streak, they were tied to 5th place with 5 wins and 9 losses (17 points).
Hyundai E&C continued its winning streak even when Yasmin was absent due to a shoulder injury. Yasmin ‘Jupo’ became the main player in the victory against GS Caltex by scoring the most points in the team, including 4 sub-aces, with 31 points.
Hwang Min-gyeong also caught 4 blockings and played an active part with 18 points. Na Hyun-soo, who replaced Yang Hyo-jin as a middle blocker with Lee Da-hyun, blocked the opponent’s attack 4 times and scored 10 points. Lee Da-hyun also scored 9 points, including 3 blocks, and Jeong Ji-yoon also contributed 8 points, including 3 blocks, to Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s victory.
In GS Caltex, MoMA (Cameroon) scored 41 points, the most for both teams combined, Ji-yoon Moon and Seo-yeon Yu each scored 8 points, and Eun-ji Choi and Su-ji Han each scored 7 points.
GS Caltex was a good starting point. Local striker Kang So-hui missed the third game due to a shoulder injury, but she won the first set with MoMa, Han Su-ji and Yoo Seo-yeon at the forefront. Hyundai E&C had Yasmin and Hwang Min-kyung fight back, but Yang Hyo-jin’s vacancy seemed large.
GS Caltex also continued a good trend in the second set. By the middle of the set, he led by 3-4 points, raising expectations for victory. However, Hyundai E&C started chasing in the second half of the set and made it 23-23 with Yasmin’s two consecutive attacks.
In the end, the set game went to deuce, and Hyundai E&C laughed. In the 26-26 situation, Hyundai E&C led 27-26 due to the opponent’s offense, and in the next rally, Yasmin succeeded in an open attack that finished the set game.
Hyundai E&C, which balanced the set, went 16-7 in the middle of the third set. However, GS Caltex did not give out the set as it was. I started the chase and caught up to 17-22.
However, GS Caltex broke the trend of pursuing GS Caltex with Yasmin’s attack. Yasmin scored all three subsequent attacks, and Hyundai E&C took a set lead. 토토사이트
The 4th set was a deuce match once again following the 2nd set. When Hyundai E&C ran away, GS Caltex immediately followed and even dragged Deuce.
However, this time, Hyundai E&C took the lead from behind the scenes. In the 27-27 situation, Yasmin’s attempted spike succeeded and took the lead to 28-27. And in the next rally, Lee Da-hyun immediately passed the ball over to the opponent’s receive and succeeded in pushing the ball right away, scoring a score that confirmed the team’s victory.
With this victory, Hyundai E&C broke the record for the most consecutive wins (12 consecutive wins) since the opening of the season, which they set last season. Also, the most consecutive wins in home games has been extended to 22 consecutive wins. The men’s most home game winning streak was 4 more than the 18 consecutive wins of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (January 15, 2006 to February 4, 2007).