Honestly, I gave up.”
Kim Jong-min, head coach of Korea Expressway Corporation, said this about the’band electrode’ from the 4th set of the 4th game of the championship match against Heungkuk Life Insurance. However, the moment even the coach gave up, the players turned the game around with an amazing fighting spirit.
The road construction, which had a 0% chance of winning by losing the first two games of the championship, is now challenging a come-from-behind championship that no one expected.
Expressway Corporation won with a set score of 3-1 (22-25 25-21 25-22 25-23) in the 4th game of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Championship (3 out of 5) held at the Indoor Gymnasium in Gimcheon, Gyeongbuk on the 4th. did.
It was the same pattern as the third round. I gave up the first set unfortunately, but won the 2nd to 4th sets and excited the home fans.
In particular, the 4th set showed a great back spirit. This is because it was dragged throughout the set and reversed what had been driven to 16-21 until the end.
As the road construction team was ahead with a set score of 2-1, it was a situation where they could aim for the 5th set even if they lost the 4th set. It seemed reasonable for anyone to think so.
Director Kim’s thoughts were no different. He even thought about not letting the main gun, Park Jung-ah, who had given him a break for a while.
He said, “I tried not to put Jung-ah in again if the score gap widened a little more,” and looked back, “I put it in to prepare for the next set (set 5), but the flow got weird.”
The relentless defense unique to the Korea Expressway Corporation began to shine. Heungkuk Life Insurance ‘Ssangpo’ Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic attacked one after another and went in pursuit. In the 4th set alone, he succeeded in as many as 40 digs, significantly lowering the opponent’s attack success rate.
As the defense supported, Park Jung-ah, Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell), and Bae Yuna’s ‘Triangle’ gave strength. In the road construction that caught up by 5 points, in 23-23, Catbell succeeded in attacking twice in a row to complete a come-from-behind victory.
Manager Kim said, “Our style is to persistently pass over and induce the opponent to make mistakes.”
The Korea Expressway Corporation, which was driven to the brink by losing the first and second games, took the third and fourth games at home one after another, and now drove the opponent to the precipice as well. The match was dragged into the final 5th game.
There has never been a single victory in the V-League with a ‘reverse sweep’ in both men’s and women’s divisions. There has never been a history of ‘lose-loss-win-win-win’ in which they win 2 games after losing the first 2 games, even if they have won three games after losing the first game or won a come-from-behind victory in a 1-2 match. 먹튀검증
Just looking at the men’s division this season, Korean Air, who took the first two games, finished the game in the third game. The men’s division won nine times and the women’s division five times, and the winning team in the first and second games won the final.
The road construction is challenging a ‘new history’ that no one has ever written. History has already been written in that there was not even a team that won two consecutive victories after two consecutive losses.
Coach Kim said, “I still don’t think it’s easy, but the 0% chance has become worthwhile. The atmosphere has risen.”
Road construction players also challenge another miracle, like the 4th set of the 4th game. It is a victory in the ‘Incheon Expedition’, which has memories of 5 matches and 5 losses, including 3 regular season and 2 championship matches this season.
Park Jung-ah said, “There were so many home fans of Heungkuk Life Insurance, so I felt intimidated, but now that I’ve reached the 5th game, there is no reason to die now.”
Catbell also said, “If I worked hard with the thought that the 4th game was the final game at home, I would think that the 5th game was the final game of the season. If you do that, you will be able to achieve results like today.”
The 5th round of the champ, which will decide the fate of both teams, will be held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon at 7:00 pm on the 6th.