The ‘defending champion’ Samcheok City Hall won the opening game of the 2022-23 SK Handball Korea League women’s division.
Samcheok City Hall won 28-24 against Incheon City Hall in the first round 안전놀이터 of the women’s division held at the Gwangmyeong Civic Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on the 5th.
Samcheok City Hall, which dominated the regular league and championship game last season, led the first half by 15-9, with Kim Min-seo, who was selected in the rookie draft last year, scoring 5 goals in the first half alone.
In the second half, even Kim On-ah, a veteran from the national team, who was recruited ahead of this season, was put in, and at one point in the second half, they ran away with an 8-goal difference.
Incheon City Hall caught up to 19-23, 4 goals with Jang Na-yeon and Oh Ye-dam with 10 minutes left until the end of the second half, but the gap of 6 goals in the first half was too large to reverse the game.
Samcheok City Hall made it 24-19 with the score of Kim On-ah, who played for Incheon City Hall until last season, and Kim So-yeon’s quick attack made it 6 goals again and consolidated the victory.
Samcheok City Hall announced that newcomer Kim Min-seo, who was selected as the MVP of the World Youth Championship last August, recorded 8 goals and 6 assists, foreshadowing his debut season.
Also, ahead of this season, Kim On-ah, wearing the Samcheok City Hall uniform, played in the second half against her ‘parent’ Incheon City Hall and scored 2 goals and 3 assists.
In the game that followed, SK Sugar Gliders won their first victory by beating Seoul City Hall 30-29, with a one-goal difference.
SK led by 8 goals at one point in the second half, 23-15, but allowed a one-goal chase, but defended the victory with Kwon Na, who scored 10 goals alone.