There are cases in which things that have been overlooked in everyday life become noticeable again on a special occasion. Hyundai E&C volleyball is like that these days. Hyundai E&C, which is considered the strongest team in the history of the V-League if it repeats its winning streak following last season, from December 25, Yasmin, the main striker, left the team due to herniated disc symptoms.

The absence of Yasmin, who has been responsible for the team’s most needed decision since last season, also shook the team. Even at the beginning of the season, there were two games that he could not play, but Hwang Yeon-joo filled the void well and ran 15 consecutive wins since the opening. However, missing one or two games and a long absence were completely different situations. Hyundai E&C was no exception in the V-League, where foreign players accounted for more than half of the role and proportion.

In the end, I suffered my first defeat of the season against KGC Ginseng Corporation on Christmas. On December 29, he lost to Heungkuk Life Insurance. 

Hyundai E&C, which was shaking for the first time in a row, took a breather by easily defeating IBK Industrial Bank of Korea 3-0 on January 1st, and recorded 5 consecutive wins, including 4 consecutive wins in the 4th round. It is a common phenomenon that appears in winning teams,스포츠토토 but during the 5 consecutive wins, Hyundai E&C’s play became more sticky and there were no loopholes in organizational power. On the contrary, the hidden advantages of Hyundai E&C, solid defense and accurate connection, were clearly revealed. In the meantime, Yasmin’s destructive power and hidden power were finally exposed.

Although they are geographically close and have similar body types, Korea and Japan treat volleyball very differently.

We pay attention to the strong offense first, but Japan is the defense. There is an expression that symbolizes this. This is the ‘Never Drop The Ball’ shouted by the Japanese V-League. This idea is often expressed in the Japanese volleyball cartoon ‘Haikyuu’. They try not to drop the ball onto the court before their opponents. During the five consecutive victories, Hyundai E&C showed various techniques to their heart’s content in not dropping the ball on the court before the opponent.

The stable defensive structure of Hyundai E&C is also confirmed in the record.

As of the 22nd, he is 3rd in receiving (38.71% efficiency), 3rd in dig (set average 21.300), and 4th in defense (28.344 set average). The set is second (set average 13.867). It is not exceptional in any field. I don’t see any major weaknesses though. The receive, which is in charge of Kim Yeon-gyeon, Hwang Min-gyeong, and Go Ye-rim (Jung Ji-yoon depending on the situation), is less efficient than the two-person receive system of Expressway Corporation Im Myung-ok and Moon Jeong-won, but various variations are possible. The tactic of reinforcing receiving and defense by using three distinctive wing spikers depending on the game situation and sometimes putting Kim Joo-ha, who specializes in defense, in the back 3 position is working well.

In addition, Kim Yeon-gyeon caught the opponent’s attack with a fast reaction speed, and counterattacks were often successful, creating a lot of points with a 2-point effect. The scene where Kim Yeon-gyeon’s amazing defense shined the most was during the January 1 match against IBK Industrial Bank. In the third set, 23-23, Kim Yeon-gyeon blocked Santana’s attack by flying in the air in succession, and each time, Hyundai E&C scored a counterattack and ended the game. Hyundai E&C, which received momentum from this victory, got on the winning streak again.

On that day, when asked about the situation in which he succeeded in two amazing digs, Kim Yeon-gyeon said, “If I don’t finish here, the game will be prolonged and my teammates will have a hard time, so I threw my body to catch it anyway.” After the game, when Kim Jung-ah, in charge of power analysis, was asked the secret of the rapid increase in the Digg ability of Hyundai E&C players, including Kim Yeon-gyeon, he talked about ‘differences in the training process’. He said, “In every defensive training, coaches hit here and there, just like in real battles. After repeating this kind of training, players such as Kim Yeon-gyeon are able to follow and catch balls that go to unexpected places,” he explained.

There was only one thing Hyundai E&C consistently outperformed other teams during the recent five-game winning streak. It was an excellent dig number. Excellent Dig is the ability to save the ball with amazing defense in a situation that is almost like scoring beyond simply receiving an opponent’s attack. During their five-game winning streak, these numbers outscored opponents 35-19, 24-16, 27-16, 44-36, and 37-35.

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