‘Simple is the best.’ Sometimes the saying that simplicity is the best number also applies to sports. The match between Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 professional volleyball V-League Women’s Division held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 7th was like that. 메이저놀이터
On this day, Heungkuk Life’s setter Lee Won-jeong (23) had a simple, but firm, and best-of-breed move. Giving the ball to a player in the front position among Kim Yeon-kyung (35) and Yelena (26, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Heungkuk Life Insurance made a rotation change to change Yelena’s position from the KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 3rd. By having Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena run diagonally, the intention was to maintain offensive power by placing one of the two players in the forefront.
Lee Won-jung took advantage of this. Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena were responsible for 72.1% of the team’s attacks, scoring 22 and 20 points, respectively, leading Heungkuk Life Insurance to a 3-0 victory. With the victory on this day, Heungkuk Life Insurance accumulated 60 points (20 wins and 6 losses) and eliminated the difference in points with Hyundai E&C (60 points, 21 wins and 5 losses), laying the foundation for a reversal championship in the regular league. Kim Yeon-kyung welcomed Lee Won-jeong driving the ball a lot, saying, “Since I’ve been the main striker since I was a rookie, I need to hit the ball a lot to find a sense of rhythm.”
Lee Won-jeong was recognized for her qualities as a setter while attending Sunseon Girls’ High School, and was nominated by the Korea Expressway Corporation as the second overall pick in the 2017-2018 rookie draft. Although he had high expectations, he struggled against the high wall of the professional and was traded to GS Caltex ahead of the 2020-2021 season, and had to move to Heungkuk Life Insurance again on December 27 last year. However, it is noteworthy whether Lee Won-jung, who proved his potential with his best performance in the Hyundai Engineering & Construction match, the second starting match after the transfer, will lead the team to the championship with the strongest attacking duo leading to Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena.