The V-League Women’s Road Construction has two painful memories of missing the championship due to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the previous five championships. In particular, it took 13 years to reach the top for the first time in the 2017-18 season, which was the first and last time since the launch of the professional league in 2005.
After being caught by KT&G (KGC Ginseng Corporation) in the first season and finishing runner-up, Korea Expressway Corporation advanced to the second championship in the 2005-06 season. The opponent is Heungkuk Life Insurance, who ranks first in the regular league. Heungkuk Life Insurance was around the time when the skills of ‘newcomer’ Kim Yeon-kyung and Hwang Yeon-joo were in full bloom.
In particular, Kim Yeon-kyung was excellent enough to rank first in the attack category, including scoring (756 points), attack success rate (39.67%), and serve (0.409 per set). She scored 276 points, more than a third of her own total score (756 points), as a back attack.
When the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) launched professional volleyball in 2005, it temporarily awarded 2 points to the back attack only in the women’s division, and Kim Yeon-kyung and Heungkuk Life Insurance saw the effect. In the end, the Korea Expressway Corporation took the lead with 2 wins and 1 loss, but failed to overcome Kim Yeon-kyung’s back attack and lost the championship ring by giving up 4 to 5 games one after another.
Since then, the Korea Expressway Corporation,카지노사이트 which has not had a relationship with the championship game for a long time, has increased its height by placing manager Kim Jong-min from Korean Air in the command tower and recruiting Bae Yu-na and Park Jung-ah from GS Caltex and IBK Industrial Bank respectively. Road Corporation, which succeeded in rebuilding the team by catching both Lee Hyo-hee and Jeong Dae-young, who were released as free agents, beat IBK Industrial Bank 3-0 in the 4th championship in the 2017-18 season and finally achieved its first championship.
However, since the opponent was not Heungkuk Life Insurance, it was not a true ‘hanpuri’. Moreover, Heungkuk Life Insurance even blocked the road construction’s second consecutive victory in the 2018-19 season champ match when Kim Yeon-kyung played on the European stage. Now, the road construction is going to take revenge against Heungkuk Life Insurance, which blocked their first V-League victory and two consecutive losses.
The colors of the two teams are distinctly different. It is a form of ‘spear and shield’. Heungkuk Life Insurance stands out with Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s side attacks, and Expressway Corporation has the best middle blockers in the V-League with Bae Yoo-na and Jeong Dae-young. Heungkuk Life Insurance ranks first in the team attack success rate (40.99%). However, the road construction ranks first in blocking points (2.819 per set).
The firepower battle between former and current national team captains Kim Yeon-kyung and Park Jung-ah is also key. The showdown between “veteran” Kim Hae-ran (Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Myung-ok Lim (Road Corporation) is also a must-see point to watch.