Insurance defeated Pepper Savings Bank in Gwangju Expedition and resumed the pursuit of first place.
Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders, led by acting manager Kim Dae-kyung, scored a set score of 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 29-27, 25-22). Heungkuk Life Insurance, who failed to narrow the score by losing to leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate after a full set match on the 11th, accumulated 3 points against the lowest ranked Pepper Savings Bank and pursued Hyundai Engineering & Construction by 5 points again (17 wins, 5 losses).
For Heungkuk Life, foreign player Yelena Mrazenovic scored 28 points with a 35.93% share and 45% success rate, and Kim Yeon-gyeong also scored 24 points with a 41.38% success rate, leading Heungkuk Life to victory. And Heungkuk Life Insurance recently has a growing number of games in which a 21-year-old, 4th-year professional, born in 2001, plays as the main outside heater. Da-Eun Kim, who played as the main player on this day and scored 12 points including 5 blocks, is the main character.
In the case of the men’s division, Ha Hyun-yong (Samsung Fire & Marine Bluefance) from the 3rd round won the Rookie of the Year title from the first season of the pro team, but in the 15 seasons since the inception of the women’s division, no 1st rounder has ever missed the Rookie of the Year title. From Kim Yeon-kyung in the 2005-2006 season to Yeom Hye-seon (KGC Ginseng Corporation) in the 2008-2009 season, the No. All players nominated within the second place took the rookie of the year.
Even in the 2019-2020 season, volleyball fans had no doubt that a rookie king would be born among the six players nominated in the first round. Jeong Ho-yeong (Ginseng Corporation), who was ranked 1st overall, was already the best prospect called ‘Little Kim Yeon-kyung’ since middle school, and Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai E&C), who was ranked 2nd, was also evaluated as the most complete and authentic middle blocker among his peers. Middle blocker Choi Ga-eun (Pepper Savings Bank) is also expected to get a lot of opportunities at IBK Industrial Bank Altos, which lacks middle blocker resources.
However, Jeong Ho-young, who joined Ginseng Corporation as the first overall player, had an attack success rate of 28.13% and receive efficiency of 2.33% in his rookie season, and was judged to be difficult to grow as an outside hitter early on (actually, Jeong Ho-young went straight to middle blocker next season). transformed). Lee Da-hyun showed talent in blocking and moving attacks, but he did not get many opportunities to play as rookie king Jeong Ji-yoon from the previous season, who is now active as an outside hitter, was active as a middle blocker in the 2019-2020 season. 안전놀이터
While Jeong Ho-young and Lee Da-hyun, who were expected to compete for the rookie king position, faltered, Park Hyun-joo, who was nominated for Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 1st place in the 2nd round, rose rapidly. Park Hyeon-joo is a 176cm apogee spiker, and although he is not very tall, he has played in many games with his powerful serve as his main weapon, making the mark of coach Mi-hee Park (KBS N sports commentator). When ace Lee Jae-young was absent due to injury, he played as an outside heater and performed well.
Park Hyeon-joo, who played in 25 games in the rookie season, scored 103 points in 82 sets, beating Lee Da-hyun, who scored 71 points in 74 sets, and enjoyed the joy of being selected as the rookie of the year for the first time as a player from the second round. Heungkuk Life Insurance produced the 5th Rookie of the Year after Hwang Yeon-joo (Hyundai Construction), Kim Yeon-kyung, Lee Jae-young, and Kim Chae-yeon. However, as Park Hyeon-joo from the 2nd round wrote a new history in the V-League as the first rookie from the 2nd round, interest in Kim Da-eun, the first-round designated player, had to decrease.
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Kim Da-eun, who formed a triangle formation with Yuk Seo-yeong (Ipbank) and Choi Ga-eun during the days of Ilshin Women’s Trade, was mainly active as an apogee spiker in high school. He was expected to be nominated as a top prospect with good height of 180 cm and excellent power, but due to the disadvantage of the position of an apogee spiker, he was nominated by Heungkuk Life Insurance as the 6th overall pick in the 2019 rookie draft. And after he joined the pro, he only scored 39 points in 10 games as he overlapped with foreign player Lucia Fresco.
In the 2020-2021 season, Kim Da-eun only scored 4 points in 7 games, being pushed by Lee Jae-young, Kim Mi-yeon, and Kim Yeon-kyung, who returned after 11 years, and never stepped on the court in the playoffs and champs. After the 2020-2021 season, Kim Da-eun turned into an outside heater to survive, and with the departure of the twin sisters and Kim Yeon-kyung’s return to the Chinese league, she showed a significant performance by scoring 98 points in 18 games in the 2021-2022 season.
Kim Da-eun played an active part as Heungkuk Life Insurance’s main striker, scoring 63 points in 3 games in the 2022 summer cup competition, when foreign player Yelena couldn’t participate (At that time, Kim Yeon-kyung played only 2 games and scored 34 points). Kim Da-eun, who had been transforming into an outside hitter, was used as a starter in the early stages even after the opening of the V-League, but due to many mistakes, relatively lack of experience, and an unreliable defense, she gave up the starting position to Kim Mi-yeon again.
However, Kim Da-eun played a role as a native gunner by scoring 19 points in the match against Industrial Bank of Korea on the 8th, when Kim Yeon-kyung took a break due to the aftereffects of enteritis. In the match against Pepper Savings Bank on the 15th, Kim Da-eun started as an outside heater instead of Kim Mi-yeon and contributed to Heungkuk Life Insurance’s victory by scoring 12 points, including 5 blocks. On this day, Kim Da-eun received Pepper Savings Bank’s intensive target serve (receive share 51.69%), while recording a compliant receiving efficiency of 43.48%.
Looking at the overall defense, serve, and experience, Da-eun Kim, who is in her 4th year as a pro, is not as good as Mi-yeon Kim, who has accumulated a lot of experience through three teams over the past 12 years. However, Kim Da-eun is growing faster as the season progresses with good height, power, and youth. If Kim Yeon-kyung, who becomes a free agent at the end of this season, leaves Heungkuk Life Insurance, the first candidate to play an active role as a native geopo of Heungkuk Life Insurance in the future will be Kim Da-eun.