Korea Expressway Corporation head coach Kim Jong-min (48) expressed his sadness over Choi Ga-eun’s injury.
Korea Expressway Corporation won the opening match of Group A of the ‘2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Competition’ against Pepper Savings Bank with a set score of 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22) at 1:30 p.m. on April 29 at Gumi Park Jung Hee Gymnasium.
The Roadworks won the first set thanks to strong performances from Choi Ga-eun and Kim Sae-in. However, Choi was injured in the second set and had to be carried off on a stretcher, making the score 1-1. The Roadworks won the closely contested third and fourth sets to secure the opening victory.
Kim Sae-in led the team with 20 points, while Bae Yuna added 14 points. The team dominated in the blocking department with a 14-6 advantage.
After the match, Kim spoke about the status of the injured Choi, saying, “We have to wait for the test results. Her ankle turned more than 카지노 I thought. We didn’t have to lose the match, but it’s unfortunate that she got injured. She came to the team and trained the most. He’s a hardworking player, so I expected him to get better. I think I was nervous playing against my home team, but my performance improved a lot. She is overcoming her shortcomings.”
Kim also praised Ahn Yerim, who led the match alone due to the injury of main setter Lee Yoon-jung. Kim said, “There must be a lot of pressure to lead alone. Still, she looked a little better than in training. However, there were many situations where the height of the ball was inconsistent, which made it difficult for the attackers.”
Kim also made a few changes to the lineup, bringing in Lee Yedam and Lim Joo-eun. Kim said, “(Lee) Yedam needs more time at middle blocker. (Im) Joo-eun’s blocking is good, even though her offense is off. It’s important for her to expand her view of the game if she wants to be on the court more. We’re testing how much of what we see in training translates to the court.
“When she went to the side, her height increased, but she also has other problems (laughs). We’re trying to use him in different positions in training.”