Dodram 2022-2023 V-League, which is competing fiercely for spring volleyball. Woori Card, KEPCO, and OK Financial Group are doing their best for the third place in the men’s division.
Entering the second half of the season, Woori Card’s performance was disappointing. After the 4th round match against OK Financial Group on January 22nd, it was difficult to bring victory. Woori Card failed to raise the mood and eventually fell into a 5-game losing streak.
I definitely needed a chance to rebound. Woori Card found the opportunity in the 5th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s round Korean Air match at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 17th.
Not only did they win 3 points by winning the set score 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 25-20), but they also regained their smiles by escaping from a losing streak.
At the center of the escape from losing streak, 안전놀이터 Song Hee-chae’s performance could not be overlooked. Song Hee-chae scored 9 points, including 3 sub-aces, at every important moment, and received a stable receiving efficiency of 39.13%.
Song Hee-chae, who came to the interview room after a long time because she played her part in her karate, said, “I was stressed out by her losing even in a match that could have been won while losing a streak. It was hard to see her despair as well as her hope. However, even in the losing game, the accumulated points created an opportunity for her to rebound, and thanks to her persistence, she was able to achieve good results in this game,” she said with a smile.
While recording a losing streak, I missed the opportunity that came to me. He had frequent matches that went to 5 sets, and he could not get past the hurdle where he could win, and he could not secure victory. The player also said, “In the attack, the players were not strong enough to give the opponent a chance. In volleyball, I had to bring the atmosphere with a serve, but I couldn’t do that, so I played a game that boosted the opponent’s momentum.”
However, he did not miss the opportunity that came to him in this game. At every important moment, he scored points with blocking and serving, and his defensive concentration was good, creating many counterattack situations.
In particular, Song Hee-chae’s serve, which broke out in a difficult set point situation in the 2nd set deuce, was the highlight. When a replay was declared earlier, a chaotic situation arose for a while, but Song Hee-chae did not lose focus.
He said, “It was very unfortunate and unfair that the score did not go up at a very important moment, but it could not be helped. When it was my turn to serve, he thought he should be a little more aggressive, and fortunately, going in hard led to a score.”
There was a background that changed the sub location. Song Hee-chae said, “I originally hit the serve in the number 1 spot, but he changed it to the number 4 spot. He likes it and has a confident swing. He is more confident than his previous position and the result came out well because he did not hesitate. Thanks to him, he climbs smoothly and jumps with confidence,” he explained.
Woori Card coach Shin Yeong-cheol also praised and trusted the pupil’s good performance. Coach Shin said, “The volleyball view of the coach and the player may be different. However, in that case, when the player was standing on the court, he was anxious and talked to the player. During recent training, I hit the ball myself. I like elaborate volleyball, so if Hee-chae melts into this volleyball a little more, he will be able to do better than he is now. I’m looking forward to it, and I’m sure Hee-chae is getting to know him.”
Hearing this, Song Hee-chae laughed and said, “Yesterday the director told me that it was infinite.” She followed, saying, “The team was also in a crisis recently, but I thought it was an important period for me as well. I asked a lot of advice from the coach and the players. I think the most important thing is to play aggressive volleyball to suppress the opponent’s momentum. No matter what team I play with, I expect to be able to play volleyball without regrets on the court without worrying about the ranking because the performance is good.”