“Santana continues to play badly. I am very worried.”
These are the words IBK Industrial Bank coach Kim Ho-cheol left to Santana (registered name Santana), a foreign player on the team, after the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Round 5 match against KGC Ginseng Corporation held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Indoor Gymnasium on the 8th.
Santana is slowing down in the fifth round. He scored only 42 points and a 31.2% offensive percentage over three games played. In receiving, it shows a sense of stability with 53%, but manager Kim Ho-cheol is frustrated because he can’t solve the clutch situation.
31.2% is the lowest attack success rate for rounds alone. More than 10% fell from 42.11% in the 4th round. It’s a shame even compared to the 37% attack success rate of the season.
On the 8th, KGC Ginseng Corporation and the game stayed at 8 points. The attack success rate was 27%. In the first set alone, three attacks were blocked by opponent middle blocker Jeong Ho-young, but after that, they did not catch the flow안전놀이터 at all. It is the first time that Santana has played less than 10 points since November 8, last year, when he scored 8 points in the first round against Hyundai E&C.
So coach Kim Ho-cheol also said, “Santana continues to play badly. As an outsider, I have to contribute to the team, but I can’t. I am worried,” he said.
Attacks are also attacks, but recently, the number of crimes has increased. Five or more offenses were committed in all three matches in round 5. It was the first time this season that Santana committed five or more offenses in three consecutive games. In the 4th round, he committed 17 offenses, but in the 5th round and 3 games, he already recorded 17.
The attack against KGC Ginseng Corporation was also blocked, so they turned around and attacked, which led to a crime. Also, in the serve, he recorded only 3 offenses without an ace, leaving a regret. There are only two rooms, and compared to Elisabeth Ine Barga (registered name Elisabeth), who raged with 25 points, it is obviously a disappointing figure.
Director Kim Ho-cheol said, “There are too many crimes. There are no bad parts of the body right now. Isn’t it the difference in motivation that doesn’t come out?” he said.
It is true that he has been sluggish recently, but Santana is a player who has played a pivotal role at IBK Industrial Bank from the start of the season. He appeared in all 27 matches for the team and scored 417 points, with an attack success rate of 37.59% and a receiving efficiency of 46.59%. He ranks 5th in offensive percentage, 6th in scoring, 7th in receiving-defence, and 10th in dig.
However, in the second half of the season, when the ranking battle is fierce, the head coach is frustrated because he is unable to exert his strength.
Currently, IBK Industrial Bank of Korea is in 6th place (31 points, 10 wins, 17 losses). With 9 games remaining, the difference between Korea Expressway Corporation (44 points, 15 wins, 11 losses) and 3rd place is 13 points, and 8 points from 4th place KGC Ginseng Corporation (38 points, 12 wins, 15 losses). It is a situation where a last-minute spurt is needed to go to spring volleyball.
Expectations are high that Santana, who spent the beginning of the 5th round slightly stagnant, will be able to give strength to the team again. IBK Industrial Bank will move to Incheon on the 11th and have a match with Heungkuk Life Insurance.