“Of course I thought I would mark it.”
He was already aware of the customized blockade strategy towards himself. Nevertheless, ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Incheon Heungkuk Life Insurance) played an active role as a solver in the game and led her team one step closer to the combined victory.
Kim Yeon-kyung showed off 26 points, including 2 blocking points and 1 sub ace, and an attack success rate of 45.1% in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Championship Final (3 wins in 5 matches) with Gimcheon Korea Expressway Corporation held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th. The set score 3-1 (27-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18) led to victory.
I made up my mind and came up with a strategy to stop Kim Yeon-kyung, but the Korea Expressway Corporation was helpless even after knowing it. On the important stage, the dignity of the empress shone even more.
For the road construction, blocking Kim Yeon-kyung was the key to victory. Kim Yeon-kyung proved why he is evaluated as the ‘GOAT (Greatest of all time)’ in the volleyball world by ranking 1st in attack success rate (45.76%), 5th in scoring, and 4th in open attack this season.
Road construction manager Kim Jong-min revealed a special tactic in preparation for Kim Yeon-kyung before the game. He said, “In terms of defense, the height of the catbell is good, so I set it up (in front of Kim Yeon-kyung).”
Catbell is 188 cm tall and is one of the players with a small gap with Kim Yeon-kyung (192 cm). As an outside hitter (left) like Kim Yeon-kyung, she did not have much to face, but coach Kim Jong-min moved her position to stand in front of Kim Yeon-kyung in order to block her.
Road construction’s tactics seemed to be somewhat successful until the second set. Only 7 points until the 2nd set. Regarding the sluggishness until the second set, Kim Yeon-kyung, who met after the game, said, “It is true that the road construction was good, but I thought to share the share by marking it.”
However, as a result, there was no benefit to the road construction. The big thing was that Kim Yeon-kyung was anticipating his opponent’s strategy. Kim Yeon-kyung, who clearly read the opponent’s trap, did not confront it with unreasonable force. His offensive share was only 20.73%. He was dedicated to his team without being overbearing. He scored 2 points by blocking and recorded a receiving efficiency of 80% (4/5), and Digg also tried 8 and succeeded 6, contributing to Heungkuk Life Insurance bringing the first two sets.
The reason Kim Yeon-kyung is considered the best player ever in the volleyball world is because he has top-notch qualities not only in offensive ability but also in defense. He also showed off his versatility this season as a player with various tools, such as 8th in receiving efficiency and 10th in dig. On this day as well, he made up for the sluggishness of the first and second sets of offense with the defense. Of course, in the attack, there were also unnoticed contributions such as shaking the opponent’s receiving line with the last score in the deuce situation in the 1st set and 8 consecutive serves in the 2nd set.안전놀이터
Kim Yeon-kyung, who had been quiet, took out her knife in earnest from the third set. In the 3rd and 4th sets, Kim Yeon-kyung alone scored 19 points. Her attack success rate, which was only 23.53% until the 2nd set, jumped to 42.11% (8 points) in the 3rd set, and scored 11 points with a hit rate of 73.33% in the 4th set, giving the team victory.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “The catbell position came out differently and it wasn’t unexpected. I prepared a way to attack about it.” I thought I would mark it. I will prepare well for the next game and respond.”
It is not that Kim Yeon-kyung of the world is not nervous. However, she is the one who knows how to get through even under pressure. “Since it’s the championship game, I think everything can be over in one game. Rather than being stiff, I think I couldn’t relax myself,” he said. I think I didn’t come out like that because I was trying to do it.”