Expressway Corporation defeated leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction in the home and escaped from a losing streak. 스포츠토토

Korea Expressway Corporation High Pass, led by coach Kim Jong-min, scored a set score of 3-1 (25-21,25-17,19-) in the home game against Hyundai E&C Hillstate in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium on the 24th. 25,25-20) won. On the 17th and 21st, Korea Expressway Corporation, which suffered 0-3 defeats against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea Altos and Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders, won 3 points from leader Hyundai E&C and regained the 3rd place alone with an escape from losing streak (12 11 wins).

For Korea Expressway Corporation, Catherine Bell, a foreign player, scored 19 points with a share of 34.87%, and Jung-ah Park, “Clutch Park”, scored 15 points with a share of 32.89%, splitting the attack. On the day of the road construction, ‘Ssangpo’ Catbell and Park Jung-ah only had 35.85% and 30% attack success rate, respectively, and the team’s attack success rate was 35.53%, falling behind Hyundai Engineering & Construction (38.85%). Nevertheless, the secret to Korea Expressway Corporation’s victory is that it overwhelms Hyundai Engineering & Construction (45.35%) with 62.67% in receiving efficiency, which is the basis of volleyball.

Subreceive is the basis of all play in volleyball, and it is a play that everyone from professional leaders to youth leaders consider important. In fact, it is rare for a coach to get angry when an offense is blocked by the opponent’s blocking or defense, or when a target hit serve aimed at a specific player misses and a mistake is made. However, when the serve-receive shakes and gives the opponent the flow of the game, the manager always hears the manager’s disapproval during the operation time.

As such, the sub-receive is called the most important factor in volleyball, and each club makes a lot of effort to stabilize the sub-receive, but there are not many clubs that lead the game with a stable sub-receive throughout the season. In fact, among the seven women’s clubs, only one team out of the seven women’s clubs has an average receiving efficiency of over 40%. And that one team is the road construction that boasts an overwhelming receiving efficiency of 48.90%.

In fact, Korea Expressway Corporation is the only team among the seven women’s clubs to use the ‘two-man receiving system’. Not only foreign players Katarina Jovic and Cat Bell, but also Park Jung-ah, a native strongman who specializes in offense, is virtually exempt from receiving except for balls flying in front of her. In modern volleyball, where the ever-changing target serve flies, the secret to Korea Expressway Corporation being able to stick to the two-man receive system for several years is because Expressway Corporation has two “receive masters,” Im Myung-ok Libero and Moon Jeong-won. 

Lim Myung-ok, who joined KT&G Ariels with the 3rd overall pick in the rookie draft in the first year of the pro, worked as an outside hitter until the 2006-2007 season before turning to the libero after Choi Kwang-hee’s retirement. Lim Myung-ok, who reigned as the league’s top libero after receiving the defensive award twice even after converting to Libero, transferred to Korea Expressway Corporation in May 2015 through a trade with Kim Hae-ran Libero (Heungkuk Life Insurance). It was a trade that shocked fans as well as the people involved, but Im Myung-ok was not shaken.

Im Myung-ok Libero showed consistent skills even after wearing the road construction uniform, leading the road construction’s combined victory in the 2017-2018 season, and was selected as the best 7 in the libero category for three consecutive seasons from the 2019-2020 season to the 2021-2022 season. In fact, Im Myung-ok Libero boasted such outstanding skills that his receiving efficiency never fell below 50% for 8 consecutive seasons from the 2015-2016 season when he transferred to Korea Expressway Corporation to this season.

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