Hyundai Capital, which confirmed second place in the regular league, is eager to win the championship match, but it is not easy due to the injury of Jeon Kwang-in (32) and the rise of the challengers.
Hyundai Capital lost with a set score of 2-3 in a home game against KB Insurance in the 6th round of the men’s division of the ‘Dodram 2022-2023 V-League’ held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-soon Gymnasium on the 14th. It only added 1 victory point, but since they had already confirmed 2nd place, there was no impact on the general trend. With only one game left in the regular league, they have 22 wins and 13 losses and 67 points.
Rather, Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong gave the main players a break in preparation for the postseason. Oreol Cameho, Heo Soo-bong, and Choi Min-ho were excluded from the entry that day. Instead, Moon Seong-min 메이저놀이터,(23 points) and Kim Seon-ho (15 points), who stepped on the court, performed impressively, and Hong Dong-seon, who emerged as the center of the team, also scored 13 points.
Hyundai Capital paid attention to the process rather than the regret of not being able to prevent Korean Air (25 wins, 9 losses, 74 points) from winning the regular league. Director Choi’s position is that the sense of accomplishment is greater than the frustration of losing the regular league title in that the rebuilding that has been carried out over the past several seasons is bearing fruit this season. Here, the growth of players across all positions is clear, and the veterans and breathing are harmonious.
However, he is not content with this and is determined to seek a turnaround in the championship match. After the KB Insurance match, coach Choi said, “It’s unfortunate, but I have another goal, so I have to keep running.”
It’s not without worries. It is the rise of the outside heater (left) who is the core power. On the 9th, during a home game against KEPCO, he collided with opposing player Seo Jae-deok and suffered an injury that ruptured two ligaments in his right ankle. It takes at least three weeks to recover, but no matter how fast, you can only come back in early April, after entering the championship game. The player’s will to participate is stronger than anyone else and deserves to be of great help to Hyundai Capital’s winning race, but the recovery status must be closely watched.
In addition, in order to advance to the championship match, they have to pass the playoffs (PO), but the rise of the challengers is unusual. 3rd place Woori Card (19 wins, 16 losses, 55 points) has recently started to solidify by winning 4 consecutive wins. 4th place KEPCO (17 wins, 18 losses, 53 points) is running toward advancing to the’Spring Volleyball’ for two consecutive seasons with powerful firepower at the forefront.