Hyundai E&C’s Hwang Yeon-ju, “I don’t feel any physical burden,” says offense still top-notch when playing against domestic players

In her prime, she was the only native aposit spiker in the V-League women’s division. Now in her late 30s, she’s a backup apo jat spiker behind foreign players, but in the all-domestic KOVO Cup, she’s still a top-notch offensive force. Her jumping power has diminished from her prime, but she still uses her quick feet and athleticism to pound the opposing court. Hwang Yeon-ju (37) of Hyundai E&C.카지노사이트

Hyundai E&C won 3-1 (25-22 25-17 15-25 25-19) against Roadworks in Group A of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Feb. 2, thanks to evenly matched performances from starters and backups. With a three-game sweep of its three group matches, Hyundai E&C topped Group A and will face the Group B runner-up in the semifinals on Thursday.

Hwang Yeon-ju, the starting opposite spiker, did her part with 11 points, including three blocks. She also attempted six back-attacks from the back row and succeeded in two. In the absence of foreign players, the offense is often focused on the front row, and Hwang still has back attacks as her main offensive option. Setter Kim Dain also boldly served back-attack tosses when Hwang Yeon-ju was in the back row.

With KGC Ginseng defeating Pepper Savings Bank 3-1 in the previous match and Hyundai E&C clinching first place in the group regardless of the outcome of the match against Road Corporation, coach Kang Sung-hyung experimented with different combinations. In the semifinals and finals, Hwang Yeon-joo will be the main attacking option with Hwang keeping the full-time apogee spot.

“Now that we’ve reached the semifinals, we have more important matches to play,” said Hwang Yeon-ju in the post-match interview. I think we need to prepare well. Many players played today, which will help us in the semifinals,” she said. “Last season, we finished the V-League a little disappointing. So we’re struggling anyway, and we’re trying to win the title together.”

Hwang Yeon-ju said, “There’s not much of a physical burden. In fact, during the season, I get tired because I pay a lot of attention even though the schedule is less tight than this, but the KOVO Cup is less like that.” “The semifinals and finals are held on two consecutive days, so I don’t know how I will feel physically. Not only me, but all the players are in a tough situation, so I think the team that is stronger physically and mentally at that time will have a better chance of winning.”

KOVO switched the ball from Star to Mikasa, and the KOVO Cup is the first tournament to use it. Hwang has hit a lot of Mikasa balls in the past for the national team, but it’s been a while since she’s hit one, so she needs to get used to it again. “I think I need to hit the ball more accurately with Mikasa. She needs to pay more attention to the meeting. Also, I have to say that Mikasa is a little lighter than Star Ball, so I’m learning the timing of hitting it again because the ball that I hit with a double connection or a high ball falls more sharply and quickly. The players who hit it technically seem to have a slightly different feel.”