Hyundai E&C, which set a new Korean professional volleyball record with 13 consecutive wins in the opening, has been found to have improved more in terms of defense than the previous season, when it boasted great power.
Women’s professional volleyball Hyundai E&C won a match against GS Caltex held at the Suwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 15th and achieved a new record of 13 consecutive wins since the opening of the V-League. It is a record that exceeds the 12 consecutive wins they set in the last 2021-2022 season.
According to the Korea Volleyball Federation on the 16th, as of the end of the second round, Hyundai E&C maintained similar results 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%. The average serve 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.
However, the defense department has improved more. Receive efficiency increased by 7.15% to 39.13%. The average dig per set also increased by 1.01 to 21.15. The average number of blocks per set increased by 0.17 to 2.55, and the number of errors decreased by 7.
Kim Yeon-gyeon, the starting Libero in charge of defense, stands out. Kim Yeon-gyeon recorded 84 receives and 219 digs last season, and recorded 117 receives and 283 digs this season. Kim Yeon-gyeon’s performance led to an increase in team receive efficiency and average number of digs per set. Kim Yeon-gyeon is also ranked first in the dig and defense divisions in the player rankings by category.
Other players continue to perform steadily. 안전놀이터
Yasmin, a foreign player who won MVP in the 2nd round, scored 290 points as of the end of the 2nd round, leading the division with a 45.93% attack success rate. Compared to his last season, his scoring increased by 28 points and his attack success rate by 0.15 percentage points. Blocking and open attacks also increased by 13 and 16, respectively.
Veteran middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin, who was the regular league MVP last season, is also doing well. Yang Hyo-jin recorded 185 points this season and an attack success rate of 49.17%. That’s down from his last season, when he scored 192 points and shot 57.2 percent on offense. However, Yang Hyo-jin is showing off his strength by ranking first in the category of quick attacks (44) and time delay attacks (12) and second in open attacks (92).
Setter Kim Da-in scored 142 sets in the set success category, an increase of 26 from last season. Dain Kim is ranked 2nd in the set category.
The key is whether Hyundai E&C, which set a new record for opening consecutive wins, will break the record they set last season. Hyundai E&C took first place in the regular league in the 2021-2022 season and achieved the highest win rate ever in the league, 90.62%. In addition, he set a record of 12 consecutive wins after the opening, 15 consecutive wins during the season, 28 wins in a single season, and 82 points. Attention is focusing on whether Hyundai E&C will break the record they set this season, which continues to rise.