6 consecutive sets of deuce, this is why fans like women’s volleyball.
Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min and GS Caltex coach Cha Sang-hyun are known best friends in the volleyball world. The two directors, who have known each other since the first year of middle school, have shown unchanging friendship for over 35 years.
Previously, in an interview with a reporter, director Cha Sang-hyun said, “I think that’s why I like friends. Even if you don’t have to talk deeply, you know each other’s heart well. I always worry about you and wish you well. I’m glad you’re looking at me in a good way on the volleyball board now.”
But a win is a win. There is no friendship on the court. They become rivals who only have to look forward to win the team. There are no draws in volleyball. After the game, one person laughs and the other loses.
On the 9th, the 5th round match was played at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium. This season, Korea Expressway Corporation had the upper hand with 3 wins and 1 loss. In terms of overall opponents, coach Sang-hyun Cha had an advantage over coach Jong-min Kim with 21 wins and 16 losses. Even in the postseason, head coach Cha Sang-hyun was ahead of head coach Kim Jong-min with 22 wins and 18 losses.
Before the game, coach Sang-Hyun Cha said, “It is good that the media covers us. It is sometimes fun to be stimulated by each other and to have a conversation with your best friend. We are all growing while competing. Definitely a good competitor. But I probably won a lot.”
In the last 4 rounds, the road construction won 3-1, but every set was a deuce bloody battle. GS Caltex won the first set 26-24, and the road construction won 27-25, 28-26, 33-31 from the 2nd to 4th sets. It was a bloody battle of 154 minutes even without a full set, and the match time alone reached 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Both teams are making a last-minute spurt to go to spring volleyball. The eagerness of the players of both teams to bring victory was visible from the first set. Highway Corporation led 21-14, but GS Caltex, which needed 3 points, took another deuce match and took the first set 26-24. MoMA Basoko Letizia (registered name MoMA) scored 8 points and Kang So-hui scored 4 points.
The second set was also a deuce as everyone expected. GS Caltex seemed to take the 2nd set easily with a leisurely lead, but in the second half of the set Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell) and Park Jung-ah were revived by the Korea Highway Corporation, which led to the deuce. However, GS Caltex became the winner of two consecutive deuce matches with Kang So-hui and Han Su-ji’s consecutive scores at 25-25.
If you add up to 4 sets of 4 consecutive deuces in 4 rounds, a total of 6 consecutive sets of deuces unfolded.
The 3rd set did not go to deuce, but after a fierce battle, the Korea Expressway Corporation brought it, and in the 4th set, GS Caltex laughed while creating a counter electrode. 안전놀이터
It was a bloody bloody battle. A match between foreigners, So-Hwi Kang and Jung-ah Park’s native ace match, Da-Hye Ha and Im Myung-Ok’s libero fight, Yoon-Jeong Lee and Hye-Jin Ahn’s field commander’s match, and Su-Ji Han and Yu-Na Bae’s center clash. The sights were plentiful.
After the game, coach Sang-Hyun Cha said, “It is always difficult to meet the road construction company. He has the idea that he has to go a long way without knowing why, rather than playing against another team. The players also come in after preparing for a long time.”
Kang So-hui also said, “There are teams that are only good at defense, and there are teams that are only good at blocking. Road Construction is good at both defense and blocking. It is a burdensome team,” he said.
Director Kim Jong-min also said, “The game against GS Caltex is always one difference. (Kang) Sohui had to defend against the attack, but the timing was not right. It’s a pity,” he said regretfully.
6 sets of consecutive deuce bloody battles, a bloody close match lasting 137 minutes. Highway Corporation and GS Caltex always play a bloody game when they meet. The last game of the season between the two teams will be held on March 17 at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.