Despite the loss, Kim Da-eun (Heungkuk Life) had a successful debut, attacking, serving, and blocking.
Kim took the court full-time in the first match of Week 2 of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2023 (VNL) against Brazil at the Nielsen Nelson Arena in Brasilia, Brazil on Friday (July 15).
It was her debut. Kim made her first appearance in April. After being left off the roster in Week 1, she was included in the 14-player roster in Week 2 and made her debut in the first match.먹튀검증
A surprise performance. Outside hitter Kim Da-eun started as an outside hitter and formed a trio with Kang So-hwi and Jung Ji-yoon. She not only attacked, but also served and blocked, tallying a team-high 11 points with two serves and one block.
He came out firing in the first set. She scored her first point with a touchout, then shut down the Brazilian offense to tie the game at 5-5. She was bold in the shootout. She used her quick swings to attack for a kill, as well as dealing with the ball herself after a dig.
She also contributed to the defense. Kim had eight digs, the second-most on the team after setter Kim Ji-won (11), alongside libero Moon Jung-won. She picked up eight digs in 12 attempts for a 41.67 percent dig success rate.
Kim Dae-eun was drafted by Heungkuk Life in the second round of the 2019-2020 season and plays both outside hitter and opposite spiker. Last season, she played in 35 games and 103 sets, scoring 157 points (33.91% success rate). Her defense was considered a weakness, but she improved as she gained experience.
For her performance, she was named to the national women’s volleyball team led by head coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez.
The performance of Kim Da-eun and her fellow debutant Kim Ji-won (GS Caltex) was particularly encouraging. She made good use of the left and right sides as well as the center, especially with her bold plays such as using the center back row attack after digs.
However, they were unable to overcome FIVB’s No. 1 ranked Brazil in a shutout loss. Brazil was led by outside hitters Julia Bergman and Kish Nascimento with 15 points each, while middle blockers Taissa Menezes and Diana Duarte added 11 points apiece.