On the day Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, coach of the women’s volleyball team, came to Jangchung Gymnasium, the 190cm middle blocker from the first rank dominated Jangchung.
KGC Ginseng Corporation middle blocker Jeong Ho-young is one of KGC Ginseng Corporation’s hit products this season. He played 27 games (104 sets) before the game against GS Caltex on the 12th, and recorded 253 points, 52.94% fast break success rate, and 0.60 blocking per set. He was posting a career-high season, ranking second in fast attacks, eighth in blocking, and 16th in scoring.
Surprisingly, Jung Ho-young is now in his third season as a middle blocker. Even that, the 2020-21 season, which was his first season as a convert, was cut off for an entire season due to injury. Actually, this is the second season.
Ko Hee-jin, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, said, “Jeong Ho-young also has a strong desire to do something. He said he’s never played as much as he did this season. Previously, he was in the spotlight as a promising player, but now he is starting to be recognized. He can be seen trying to follow the flow,” he said. “Also, Hye-seon’s influence is great.
From the first set, Jung Ho-young flew. He only put up 6 points in the first set. He posted four of his six points after 20 points. In 21-17, he quickly attacked, and in 22-17, he blocked Suji Han’s central attack. He recorded a fast break at 23-17, and blocked an attack by Momaba Socorretizia (registered name MoMA) at 24-17.
The second set was quiet. As the height of GS Caltex revived and the concentration of defense revived, it was difficult to raise the score. From 22-24, it stayed with just one point.
However, as in the first set, Jung Ho-young shone in the match. He blocked Mo Ma’s attack in 22-24 and 23-24, then scored in the center attack in 24-24, bringing about a turnaround. Then, in 25-24, Lee So-young assisted in blocking Moma’s attack 안전놀이터. On this day, he only posted 7 points after 20 points.
In the third set, it flew from the start. At the start of the set, I blocked Kwon Min-ji’s attack, and at 1-1, I blocked MoMa’s rear attack. In a tight 8-8 situation, he scored a bold attack. The lake rain that blows the body was a bonus.
In the 4th set, he continued to score quick attacks by taking advantage of his height of 190 cm from the center. It was helpless. It was like looking at Hyojin Yang of Hyundai Engineering & Construction. Yeom Hye-seon scored easily by simply raising the ball.
Ho-Young Jung’s performance helped him overtake GS Caltex and rise to 4th place. Jeong Ho-young perfectly dominated the center, scoring 17 points, including 5 blocks.
After the game, coach Ko Hee-jin said, “Ho-yeong needs to be more focused. If you are satisfied with the present, you can end up as a player. He looked forward to Ho-Young Jeong’s tomorrow, saying, “I have to make him a player who can improve, not remain a satisfied player.”
Jeong Ho-young said, “I think I’m fortunate to have 3 points in an important game.” There is a lot to learn. I think there are many things that can help me.”
On this day, coach César visited the stadium to watch the match between the two teams. Coach Cesar selected Jeong Ho-young for the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and experimented, but he could not stay with him until the end due to injury. How did director César view Chung Ho-young that day?