Hyundai Engineering & Construction manager Kang Seong-hyung sighed in relief after winning the game against GS Caltex on the 2nd.
This is because it was in danger of losing three consecutive games for the first time this season, and the next game was Heungkuk Life Insurance, which threatened the lead with a difference of three points.
Foreign player Yasmin Bedart메이저놀이터 (registered name Yasmin) was virtually out of the season due to back pain and had to secure points as early as possible in a situation where there was a hole in his power.
After beating GS Caltex 3-0 (26-24 25-22 25-21) at the Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do that day, Coach Kang expressed his feelings, saying, “I am relieved to have escaped the losing streak.”
At a time when domestic players felt tired due to Yasmin’s prolonged absence, the all-star break served as a filial piety.
Thanks to this, Hyundai E&C was able to reorganize its team for 8 days after losing consecutively to GS Caltex on the 20th and Korea Expressway Corporation on the 24th of last month.
Coach Kang said, “I was worried a lot, but it’s fortunate that (stamina) has recovered.”
When asked if he had the energy to wait for Yasmin’s return, he said, “How long do we have this stamina… (I don’t know if we can keep it)” and said, “I’m looking for a replacement player and I have a lot of worries.”
On this day, veterans Hwang Yeon-ju (37) and Yang Hyo-jin (34) scored 17 and 15 points, respectively.
On the other hand, GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha looked back, saying, “The players of Hyundai E&C are definitely seasoned.”
Coach Cha said, “Hwang Yeon-ju mixed feints, hard hits, and repeated hits to score easily, and Yang Hyo-jin and Jung Ji-yoon broke through the defense. It was difficult because the triangle came to life.”