Reporter Han Nam-jik = Korea Expressway Corporation and GS Caltex fought tight every set.
There were no significant differences in detailed records.
However, Korea Expressway Corporation added 3 points in the last game of the first half of the professional volleyball Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 27th to keep the 3rd place (38 points, 13 wins, 11 losses).
GS Caltex, which was aiming for a 3rd place jump, stayed in 5th place (33 points, 11 wins, 13 losses).
The commanders of both teams found the reason for the difference between victory and defeat in ‘Park Jeong-ah (30, Korea Expressway Corporation)’.
‘Winning’ Kim Jong-min (49), coach of Korea Expressway Corporation, recalled the match, saying, “The power was equal. Concentration and decision-making were the difference between winning and losing, but Park Jung-ah and Catherine Bell (registered name Catbell) exploded at an important moment and we won.” .
Cha Sang-hyeon (49), the GS Caltex coach who lost the match, acknowledged Park Jung-ah’s offensive power and height, saying, “Park Jung-ah also has a shot. When we got the set point, she got blocked by Park Jung-ah and made the game difficult.”
On this day, Korea Expressway Corporation defeated GS Caltex with a set score of 3-1 (24-26 27-25 28-26 33-31). All four sets were bloody battles with deuces.
Park Jung-ah, who earned the nickname ‘Clutch Park’ because she was so strong in winning and losing, played the role of an ace at every turning point on this day.
He stood out not only in attack scoring but also in blocking using his height of 187 cm.
Korea Expressway Corporation, which gave away the first set, drove to 21-24 in both the second and third sets, but made a 24-24 deuce and eventually won the set.
In the second set, 27-26, Park Jung-ah blocked the back attack of GS Caltex main gun MoMA Basoko Letizia (registered name MoMA) to end the set.
Even in the third set 23-24, Moba’s back attack was blocked, leading the match to deuce.
Park Jung-ah, who we met after the game, said, “It was the last game of the first half, and it was an important match against the third-place competitor. It feels good to win.” I caught it in the moment. It’s really fortunate, “he laughed.
The reason why Park Jung-ah can get attention as ‘Clutch Park’ is because of her composure.
Park Jung-ah, who received the setter’s toss every time the team was cornered, said, “I don’t think, ‘If this point is taken away, I’ll give you this set.’ ‘ and I try to hit it as comfortably as possible,” he said.
Before the start of this season, Park Jung-ah had a difficult first half after spending a long time with the national team and suffering from shingles during the season. 안전놀이터
He also missed 4 of the 24 games the team played.
However, thanks to the comma, his physical condition is gradually improving.
Park Jung-ah said, “He took a short break during the season, giving him time to recover. It’s not 100% yet, but he’s coming up.”
The ranking of Korea Expressway Corporation is gradually rising.
It is not easy for Park Jung-ah to catch up with Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance in 1st place, but she has a strong desire to maintain 3rd place to advance to the postseason and compete in the ‘short-term game’.
Park Jung-ah said, “Before the season started, few people would have picked us as ‘candidates for the top 3’. However, we finished the first half in 3rd place. It means that we are playing a good game.” It will be worth trying with Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Heungkuk Life Insurance,” foreshadowing’Spring Reversal’.