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“The players are holding up well, to be proud of.”
GS Caltex coach Cha Sang-hyun praised the players who achieved victory despite a forced march.
GS Caltex defeated IBK Industrial Bank with a set score of 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20) in the 2023-24 Dodram V-League Women's Round 2 home game held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 29th. reaped
With this victory, GS escaped from the crisis of consecutive losses and recorded 22 points, closely chasing second place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (23 points).
Foreign player Giselle Silva's performance stood out. While Silva played well, scoring 35 points, Kang So-hwi and Yoo Seo-yeon, who came back to life in the middle of the game, combined for 28 points to win the game.
In the first set, GS was blocked by Industrial Bank of Korea's blocking wall and lost. The attack did not work properly, giving up 10 blocks to the opposing middle blocker (center) Choi Jeong-min. Ace foreign player Silva, who boasted tremendous firepower by ranking first in the league in attack success rate (45.47%) before today's game, also performed poorly, scoring only 3 points with an attack success rate of 17.65%.
But director Cha Sang-hyun was calm. Coach Cha, who recalled the first set after the game, said, “The players looked heavy due to the forced march, but the balance was good. After the first set, he calmly told the players, ‘The balance is not bad, so if we just keep doing it now, the flow can go our way.’”
Changing the setter also had an effect. Coach Cha Sang-hyun replaced Kim Ji-won and brought in rookie Lee Yun-shin from the beginning of the first set when the game was tied 3-9. Director Cha said, “If (Kim) Ji-won is shaken, he needs time to catch his breath. He said there's a difference between looking outside and taking a breather and continuing to take damage on the court. “He was thinking of inserting (Lee) Yoon-shin in the middle of the game at any time, and he was able to win by taking the second set,” he said.
Coach Cha said, “This season, Ji-won is under pressure as a starting player for the entire game for the first time, but I think he will overcome this experience and grow to the next level. “I believe that Yoon Shin will grow as he receives opportunities,” he encouraged.
GS finished the second round with the IBK match. As of the second round, they are in 3rd place with 8 wins, 4 losses, and 22 points. The point gap with 4th place CheongKwanJang widened to 6. Coach Cha said, “It appears that our players are doing quite well until the second round. Although there are some difficulties, I think we are in 3rd place because we persevered well, and I am proud of the players who persevered well. He praised the players, saying, “They are holding up well.”
Wednesday, November 29, 2023