Technical support issues
his is a shocking 5th straight loss. When the final whistle sounded, the Hyundai Capital players covered their faces and were devastated, and setter Lee Hyun-seung shed tears.
Hyundai Capital, last season's runner-up team, has yet to win since the start of this season and has suffered five consecutive losses.
Hyundai Capital had a set score of 2 to 3 (25-22 22-25 25-20 25-27 15-17) in the away game against OK Financial Group in the men's 'Dodram 2023-2024 V-League' held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do on the 31st. ) and lost.
The reason why the loss on this day was shocking was because they lost a well-contested game. On this day, Hyundai Capital committed 40 mistakes. In particular, he made a series of mistakes at critical moments at the end of the 5th set, effectively destroying himself.
Setter Hyunseung Lee, who was substituted midway through the game, made a critical toss error at match point in the 5th set. In the 15-15 deuce match in the 5th set, Lee Hyun-seung and Heo Soo-bong did not work well together and gave up the score, and in a 15-16 situation, Lee Hyun-seung hit the ball to Heo Soo-bong again, but the ball went out, giving them the win. It was a bold toss for a young player, but the result was a failure.
After the game, Lee Hyun-seung lowered his head and cried bitterly, and his seniors hugged him and comforted him. Lee Si-woo warmly hugged Lee Hyun-seung, who was crying, and when he was sitting on the court, captain Jeon Gwang-in held his hand and comforted him.
Meanwhile, Lee Hyun-seung is a young player in his second year as a professional who was selected as the second pick in the first round of the rookie draft last year and is now in his second year as a professional player wearing the Hyundai Capital uniform. Lee Hyun-seung, with his solid physique, quickness, and wide vision of the game, was evaluated as the future of Hyundai Capital from the time he was nominated. Although he experienced second place as soon as he came to the pros, he still lacks experience.
On this day, the team shed tears of defeat due to a decisive mistake, but coach Choi Tae-woong praised Lee Hyun-seung's choice. Coach Choi Tae-woong gave his support, saying, "I thought the toss was cool. I think it was the best judgment that a player at that young age could not make." However, he did not spare his bitter words in the scene where he shed tears after the game ended. Director Choi Tae-woong said, “I don’t think it’s okay to act confidently and then make excuses while shedding tears,” and instructed Lee Hyun-seung, “Don’t cry.”
Hyundai Capital, the ‘famous house of tradition’ in men’s professional volleyball, failed to win on this day as well. I wonder if winning 1 was this difficult. Although they added 1 point by playing a close game in the full set, they still could not get out of the bottom of the league (2 points).
Thursday, November 2, 2023