GS Caltex and IBK Industrial Bank of Korea will face off in the 4th round. The two teams will start the match at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul at 7:00 pm on the 13th.
The home team, GS Caltex, is in 4th place with 9 wins, 11 losses and 28 points. In the recent losing streak, the atmosphere was raised by winning 3-2 against KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 9th. We are trying to build momentum through today’s game.
Also, the gap with the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (11 wins, 9 losses, 32 points) should be narrowed. A semi-playoff will be held only if the 3rd and 4th places are within 3 points. If you score more than 4 points, you cannot go to the postseason even if you finish 4th. GS Caltex is aiming for a win today and 3 points.
The away team, IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, is in 6th place with 7 wins, 13 losses and 22 points. IBK Industrial Bank recently suffered three consecutive losses to leading Hyundai E&C and runner-up Heungkuk Life Insurance. Through today’s game, we are aiming to escape from three consecutive losses and re-enter the mid-table at the same time. It’s an important match.
In three matches between the two teams this season, IBK Industrial Bank has a 2-1 advantage.
In the first round match on October 23 last year, GS Caltex won 3-0, but in the second round match on November 23, IBK Industrial Bank succeeded in revenge with a score of 3-2, and on December 11, the third round match was 3-0. 2, IBK once again proved its dominance. Today, GS Caltex is in a battle for revenge.
All indicators were similar in the last 3 rounds, 33 days ago. IBK Industrial Bank won the 1st and 2nd sets by a large score difference, but GS Caltex won the 3rd and 4th sets and showed their back, and the final set was a deuce battle. The game ended with IBK’s victory, with Santana’s consecutive goals at the forefront.
For GS Caltex, the performance of Apogee Spiker MoMA is important. Outside hitter Kang So-hui is doing her part, and Choi Eun-ji’s recent performance catches my eye. Yoo Seo-yeon and Kwon Min-ji are slowing down, but the strength is that they have a thick wing spiker team. As for the middle blocker, while Han Su-ji is still active, Moon Ji-yoon and Oh Se-yeon alternately play active roles. Setter Ahn Hye-jin and Kim Ji-won coordinate, and Han-hye libero leads the defensive line. 안전놀이터
IBK Industrial Bank is a team that relies on the scoring power of outside hitters Pyo Seung-joo and Santana. The scoring ability of both players is the basis. Pyo Seung-joo looks tired recently, but he continues to score. The problem is the Apposite Spiker’s scoring ability. Kim Hee-jin and Yuk Seo-young take turns, but if they are pushed back here, there is no way to win. This part is the checkpoint of today’s game.
IBK Industrial Bank’s middle blocker is Kim Su-ji, and the other position is Kim Hyeon-jung and Choi Jeong-min. You have to be able to take a comparative advantage in midfield to solve the game. Setter Kim Ha-gyeong and setter Lee Sol-ah alternate, while Kim Soo-bin and Choi Soo-bin play as libero. Shin Yeon-kyung Libero has joined the squad after an injury.
The match between the two teams today is expected to be quite fierce. These are two teams that traded wins and losses. The commonality is that the road to go is busy. For GS Caltex, it is important to block the opponent’s outside hitter’s scoring power, and IBK Industrial Bank of Korea can solve the game only by blocking the opponent’s opponent Spiker.