IBK Industrial Bank of Hwaseong, which suffered severe internal conflict last season and replaced the command tower, fell into a swamp of sluggishness this season as well and fell into the bottom ranks.
As of the 5th, IBK is still in 6th place out of 7 teams with 7 wins and 12 losses. On the 28th of last month, he defeated the lowest ranked Gwangju Pepper Savings Bank and ended his three-game losing streak, but suffered two consecutive shutout defeats at Suwon Hyundai Engineering & Construction in the new year and failed to rebound.
IBK is a total mess. The main match is sick, and the non-jujeon is poor. With the absence of attackers and libero Shin Yeon-kyung, they are shaking on both sides of the ball and defense. In particular, it is a problem that it is helplessly collapsing due to helpless play.
The tips of the strikers’ spears have also become dull. Kim Hee-jin, Kim Su-ji, Santana, and Pyo Seung-joo are coming forward as regular players, but those from the national team are showing lower-than-expected performance due to poor physical condition. Nevertheless, director Kim Ho-cheol does not seem to trust Yuk Seo-young and Choi Jung-min.
This is what the numbers say. IBK’s attack success rate remains at 6th at 35.15%, and it is in the lower ranks in detailed indicators such as open attacks (30.95%, 6th), time-lag attacks (40%, 7th), and back-end attacks (29.52%, 6th). In particular, the attack success rate of Kim Hee-jin, an apositive spiker who should play the role of a solver, is only 33.26%, so he is unable to show his previous skills.
Even in defense, which showed strength, it is in crisis with the departure of captain Shin Yeon-kyung. IBK averaged 2.39 (3rd) per blocking set this season, 39.01% (2nd) receiving efficiency, and led the league with 22.6 per set in dig. However, when Shin Yeon-kyung suffered a ligament injury in her right knee and fell out of the team, a hole appeared. Young players such as Soo-bin Choi, Hye-in Koo, and Soo-bin Kim are filling his void, but there is a big gap in his skills. In addition, the setter is not able to find a clear sense of selection, and his offensive power is faltering. 안전놀이터
In this situation, the future schedule is not easy. IBK meets Incheon Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 8th and GS Caltex in Seoul on the 13th. Heungkuk Life Insurance recently resigned at the same time as the head coach and general manager, and the internal situation is not good, but the triangular formation of Kim Yeon-kyung, Yelena, and Lee Joo-ah is still powerful, and GS is recovering its appearance as a strong team after ace Kang So-hui returns, so a rough road is expected.
Fans are concerned about how IBK, which has no sharp solution, will be able to overcome the current slump and find the old image that made its reputation as an ’emerging famous house’.