More than a runner-up… The hot spring of Hyundai Capital
Hyundai Capital’s hot spring has come to an end.
Hyundai Capital scored a set score of 2-3 (25-23 25-13 22-25 17-25) against Korean Air in the 3rd game of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s championship match (5 matches, 3 wins) held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on the 3rd. 11-15).
After the 2018-2019 season, they aimed to win the championship, 메이저사이트which was the first time in four years, but Korean Air, which ranked first in the regular league, was not easy.
After giving up both the first and second games, Hyundai Capital lost the third game, which was played on the edge of a cliff, and stopped at the runner-up in the championship.
Although we did not reach the top we aimed for, Hyundai Capital’s harvest this season is not light.
This is because the dark period in the rebuilding was over and the revival signal of the ‘famous family’ was fired once again.
Hyundai Capital sent out veteran players during the 2020-2021 season and started creating a new version with young players.
It was not possible to produce results right away with only talent and spirit. That year, Hyundai Capital finished the season in 6th place, and last season, it was ranked 7th, the lowest.
After a difficult time, hope has sprouted.
This season, in the third year of rebuilding, the triangular formation consisting of foreign players Oh Reol, Jeon Kwang-in, and Heo Soo-bong boasted the highest level in the league. Here, the young players who have accumulated experience began to create synergy as they exerted their strength.
Hyundai Capital, which advanced to the top right after the opening, emerged as a competitor to Korean Air, which has won the combined championship for the last two years in a row.
Hyundai Capital, which even surpassed Korean Air for first place at the end of the season, finished the regular season in second place and went directly to the playoffs (PO).
In PO, after a bloody battle with KEPCO, they won the championship ticket with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the series.
This is the result of the remaining players working together even in a situation where the main gun Jeon Kwang-in left due to injury at the end of the season and was unable to gain an advantage over KEPCO in terms of power.
However, the stage of the championship match was not easy.
The Hyundai Capital players, who had a lot of stamina by playing both PO 1 and 2 games with full sets, were exhausted. In addition, Kwang-in Jeon, who was seriously injured, was finally unable to return this spring, and his inferiority in power continued.
Hyundai Capital, driven to the brink by two losses in the championship match, won the first and second sets of the third match and endured until the end, but eventually succumbed to Korean Air.
Failure to lift the championship trophy does not mean failure. Hyundai Capital proved its potential by presenting the results of rebuilding this season.
The growth of young players who have experienced the big stage of the championship game was enough to raise expectations for the future.
Unfortunately, the championship title was missed, but Hyundai Capital enjoyed a sunny spring day and heralded a new heyday.