Both the native ace who led the team’s attack and the substitute player who had to emit a presence even in a short time shone brightly in their respective positions. Kang So-hui and Han Su-jin brought hope to the team by collaborating on a more valuable victory than ever.
The Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Round 5 match between Korea Expressway Corporation and GS Caltex held at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium on the 9th was an important match for both teams. Korea Expressway Corporation was desperate for victory to solidify third place and go directly to the playoffs, and GS Caltex to continue their spring volleyball hopes. Naturally, the pressure the players felt was bound to be greater than usual.
However, Kang So-hui and Han Su-jin showed off their performance as if they did not feel any pressure. Kang So-hui scored 25 points with a 60% attack success rate, and Han Su-jin played a role in consolidating the victory by using decisive consecutive digs and effective serves in the second half of the 4th set, which she had to win for 3 points. Amid the great success of the two players, GS Caltex won a set score 3-1 (26-24, 27-25, 20-25, 25-21) and was able to continue moving toward spring volleyball.
Kang So-hui and Han Su-jin visited the interview room with expressions that were much more comfortable than during the game. Kang So-hui told the story she had with the players before the game, saying, “We have nothing to lose, so we talked to the players to do our best.” Next, Han Soo-jin shared her attitude towards the game, saying, “I am not greedy because my role is to enter after being outside the stadium, but I tried to be confident.”
In an interview after the match, coach Sang-Hyun Cha expressed his difficulty, saying, “When dealing with Korea Expressway Corporation, the atmosphere and flow seem to be difficult to catch.” Player Kang So-hui felt the same way. Kang So-hui said, “Korea Expressway Corporation has good blocking and defense. It is a burdensome team from the striker’s메이저사이트 point of view. The rhythm is often broken in the attack,” he said. Still, Kang So-hui said, “It was a story that was like that until the game that day (laughs). I was in good condition in this game,” he said, trembling.
Han Soo-jin played a one-point server in the 4th set 20-20 and contributed to Kang So-hui’s score with two decisive digs in a row. Even after that, he shook Korea Expressway Corporation’s receive with a sharp serve and helped Kang So-hui and Han Su-ji score directly.
“This is probably my second interview with a distinguished player. I did it when I was a rookie, but I don’t remember why,” said Han Su-jin, who laughed and said, “If you’re too conscious of your defensive position or attacking the sub course, you’ll get more nervous. I thought to put the serve without any errors and only receive attacks that show the course well, but it seems to have worked well.”
Although this position is a libero, the position commonly called ‘servero’, which wears a regular uniform and is in charge of serving and defending, has a short playing time, but has many roles to play. I asked Sujin Han about the difficulties of ‘Severo’. Han Soo-jin said, “The most difficult thing is to control the tension. When the tension is released, the game goes well. I think controlling tension is the most important thing.”
After winning the match against Pepper Savings Bank on the 5th, coach Cha said, “I think I have been pushing the players too hard. I will talk while reading as much as possible.” When I asked Kang So-hui and Han Su-jin if there had been a change in director Cha, So-hui Kang’s expression became playful as soon as he heard the question.
Kang So-hui said, “The director is a person who is good at saying two things with one mouth (laughs). Today, the situation became tense, so he gave up. I decided not to believe in the future. The day after he won the game, he gave it a rest period, but he just tried to weight it tomorrow (the 10th) at the post-game meeting. He is a liar” and vomited passionately (?). Han Su-jin, who was next to him, couldn’t help but smile and said, “That’s right. I have no trust in the director,” he agreed with Kang So-hui.
When the story of the match against KGC Ginseng Corporation came out on the 12th, Kang So-hui, who was full of playfulness, said, “If I lose there, I will attack with the mind that I will die.” Will the two players be able to achieve victory by making a big success in the KGC Ginseng Corporation exhibition? And coach Cha really wants to take a break after winning the KGC Ginseng Corporation match. On the 12th, many fans’ eyes were focused on Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.