‘Highest scorer’ Na Hyun-soo of Hyundai Engineering & Construction… Yang Hyo-jin There was no gap
Hyundai E&C lost GS Caltex 3 times in a row and ran for 13 consecutive wins.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate, led by coach Kang Sung-hyung, held a set score 3-1 (20-25, 28-26, 25-19, 29- 27) won. Hyundai E&C earned 3 points against GS Caltex even though Yang Hyo-jin, a star star, failed to play due to corona 19 confirmation, widening the gap with 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders to 13 points (13 wins, undefeated).
For Hyundai E&C, foreign player Yasmin Bedardt led the team with 31 points with an attack success rate of 43.33%, including 4 sub points and 1 blocking, and captain Hwang Min-gyeong also scored 18 points with 54.17% success rate with 4 blockings. . On this day, Hyundai E&C started as a middle blocker instead of Yang Hyo-jin, and Lee’s performance stood out. Na Hyun-soo, a transfer student who scored the most 10 points since his professional debut, including 4 blocks, is the main character.
In the 2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL), the Korean national team selected more ‘young blood’ than ever before. A large number of high school players, including Wongok High School’s Lee Joo-ah (Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Sunseon Girls’ High School’s Park Eun-jin, who are counted as two major high school middle blockers, Park Hye-min (above, KGC Ginseng Corporation), the captain and housekeeper of Sunseon Girls’ High School, and Na Hyun-soo, an apositive spiker of Daejeon Yongsan High School, are adults. was selected for the national team. And they were all expected to be selected in the top order in the ensuing 2018 draft.
As expected, Lee Joo-ah was selected to Heungkuk Life Insurance in first place overall, and Park Eun-jin and Park Hye-min were selected to Ginseng Corporation and GS Caltex in second and third places, respectively. However, Na Hyun-soo’s name was not called until the first round of nominations were all over. 4th place 토토 Hyundai E&C, all-weather striker Jeong Ji-yoon of Gyeongnam Girls’ High School, 5th place IBK Industrial Bank Altos Mun Ji-yoon of Wongok High School, and 6th place Korea Expressway Corporation High Pass, Gangneung Girls’ High School’s middle blocker Choi Min-ji (Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers Power Analyst) nominated
Na Hyun-soo was nominated to Ginseng Corporation in the 1st place in the 2nd round (originally, the Korea Expressway Corporation had the 1st place nomination right in the 2nd round, but when the Korea Expressway Corporation and Ginseng Corporation traded in July 2018, the Korea Expressway Corporation passed the 2nd round nomination right to Ginseng Corporation. ). The reason Na Hyun-soo, who was even selected for the adult national team in high school, was pushed back to the second round is because Na Hyun-soo’s position was an apositive spiker, a fixed position for foreign players.
In the end, Na Hyun-soo only scored 31 points in 62 games in four seasons after joining the standard pro while Lee Joo-ah, Park Eun-jin, and Jung Ji-yoon and his classmates became the starting players from the rookie season. This was a record that was less than 1/6 of the 210 points recorded in the rookie season by Jung Ji-yoon, the rookie of the year in the 2018-2019 season. Na Hyeon-soo, who could not pass the position of a foreign player in the position of an apositive spiker, transformed into a middle blocker, but Ginseng Corporation had outstanding middle blockers such as Han Song-i and Park Eun-jin.
As such, Na Hyun-soo failed to successfully transform into a middle blocker as well as an apositive spiker, and to make matters worse, outside hitter Jung Ho-young, who boasts a height of 190 cm, transformed into a middle blocker, further reducing his position in the team. In the end, Ginseng Corporation needed a backup setter to support setter Yum Hye-seon due to the sudden retirement of backup setter Ha Hyo-rim, and sent Na Hyun-soo to Hyundai E&C while bringing in Kim Hyun-ji, a setter from Hyundai E&C, who had spent three seasons as a pro.
Backup middle blocker fills Yang Hyo-jin’s vacancy
Hyundai E&C recorded 12 consecutive wins at the start of the 2021-2022 season and 15 consecutive wins, the record for the most consecutive wins in the V-League Women’s Division, and recorded an overwhelming win rate of 28 wins and 3 losses and the highest number of wins (82 points). In addition, Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s middle blocker duo Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun were selected side by side as one of the best 7 middle blockers at the regular league awards ceremony last season. At Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which has the best center team in the league, it was virtually impossible for Na Hyun-soo to immediately take over the starting position.
However, if Na Hyun-soo’s realistic goal was to secure a stable back-up middle blocker position instead of leaping into the starting lineup, it was true that Hyundai E&C’s environment was better than Ginseng Corporation’s, where Han Song-i, Park Eun-jin, and Jeong Ho-young held out. From the standpoint of Hyundai E&C, if Na Hyun-soo, who is 184cm tall, plays an active role as a backup middle blocker, Si-young Jeong, who was forced to act as a backup middle blocker due to team circumstances, can return to her original position as an outside heater.
Na Hyun-soo played as Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s main middle blocker in the August cup competition when Lee Da-hyun was away due to the national team schedule, scoring 27 points in 4 games, not bad. However, after the opening of the V-League, as the combination of Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun was very active, Na Hyun-soo was rarely given a chance. In fact, Na Hyun-soo played as a one-point blocker in 10 out of 12 games played by Hyundai E&C after the season opened, scoring only one point.
Na Hyun-soo, who spent a lot of time in the warm-up zone, got a chance to play as a starting player for the first time after the opening of the season due to Yang Hyo-jin’s confirmation of Corona 19 in a game against GS Caltex on the 15th. And Na Hyun-soo contributed to Hyundai E&C’s 3-1 victory with Altoran-like performance, scoring 10 points including 4 blocks during 4 sets. It is the first time since his debut that Na Hyun-soo, who has not played many games as a main player in his professional stage, scored double digits.
Yang Hyo-jin, who was confirmed with Corona 19, will be quarantined until the 18th. Coincidentally, Hyundai E&C’s next schedule is an away game against Pepper Savings Bank on the 18th. This means that Na Hyun-soo can get one more chance to play in the starting lineup, at least until the match against Pepper Savings Bank on the 18th. And if Na Hyeon-soo fills Yang Hyo-jin’s gap well in the game on the 18th and plays her role in the center, Hyundai E&C will be able to add another good option to the already strong center.