I have a feeling I’m going to be a filial pupil. Thanks to this, we finished the first match in a good mood.
Women’s professional volleyball GS Caltex was all smiles in the first round of the Dodram 2023~2024 V-League on Tuesday at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul with a set score of 3-0 (25-21 25-22 25-17) against Jungkwanjang.
It was a shutout win for the first match of the season. 온라인카지노Made a great debut in front of the home fans.
Completely dominated the match with a 43.88%-35.45% team attack percentage and 47.17%-22.73% receiving efficiency. They held a 3-0 lead in serves and a narrow 9-11 advantage in blocks. They had 10 hitting errors, half as many as the Chiefs (20).
Apogee spiker Giselle Silva (real name Silva) led both teams with 30 kills (53.19% attack success rate), including nine digs, three blocks, and two aces. She was one dig shy of the triple crown (three or more digs, blocks, and serves in a match).
Outside hitter Kang So-hwi added 14 points (47.83% attack success rate) with three blocks.
For Jungkwanjang, outside hitter Megawatthi Puttiwi (registered name Mega) added two blocks for 21 points (38.78% attack percentage). Outside hitter Giovanna Milana (registered name Gia) struggled with eight points (25.81% attack percentage) and seven errors. Outside hitter Park Hye-min added two blocks to support her eight points (42.86% attack percentage).
After the game, GS Caltex head coach Cha Sang-hyun said, “I didn’t expect (3-0). I thought it would be a long game,” he said, adding, “After watching Jung Kwan-jang’s first game (3-0 win against IBK on the 17th), I felt that we might be pushed. I think we saw a little bit of the effect of analyzing the opponent’s first game.” Cha added, “We prepared by looking at their system and how they start from which position. I think I did a good job with my serve,” he added.
“The concentration was good. The players have faith that Silva can handle any ball,” he said, “and that’s a plus. I think there’s a lot less anxiety and I think we played with a lot more stability overall.”
When asked if he thought Silva would be an issue after Mega, he laughed, saying, “I think it will be until the next match.” “It’s too early to judge from one match, but she’s a very good volleyball player. She has a lot of experience.” “Her swing speed is really good. She may look slow because of her physique, but she has great speed when she uses her strength in the moment.” He added, “Her biggest strength is her experience. Even though it was her first match, she didn’t look nervous at all.” “She’s definitely an experienced player. She plays volleyball very well,” and applauded her.
Before the match, he expressed concern about setter Kim Ji-won. She had been a backup on the women’s national volleyball team in the off-season, and her training volume, practice sense, and physical condition had dropped. “There were a lot of ups and downs, but Silva solved them all,” Cha said. The opponent made a lot of errors at the net. It was disappointing for Jung Kwan-jang because it was after defense, but it was fortunate for us.”
The substitutes, including Kwon Min-ji and Han Soo-jin, also stood out. “They served well and changed the flow,” Cha said. They helped us score at least one or two more points,” Cha said, adding, “Han Soo-jin even served an ace. It brought a good atmosphere.”
It was the first official match for middle blocker Jung Dae-young, who joined GS Caltex as a free agent from Korea Expressway Corporation in the offseason. Jung recorded three points (33.33% offensive success rate), including one block.
Coach Cha said, “There were some regrets such as steps in blocking. She knows that, so I didn’t talk to her about it.” “I think we can manage it more and practice the timing intensively, but overall, it wasn’t too bad.”
On the same day, libero Handa Hye celebrated her 10th anniversary with GS Caltex. Handa-hye was drafted in the third round, fifth overall, in the 2013-2014 season and has worn the GS Caltex uniform ever since. Coach Cha said, “Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. For 10 years, she has struggled and persevered to become the best libero. It’s really great,” Cha said.