Hyundai Engineering & Construction coach Kang Sung-hyung recently expressed satisfaction with the performance of veteran apposite spiker Hwang Yeon-joo (37, 178cm).
In an interview with GS Caltex in the 2022-2023 season Dodram V-League 4th round held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th, Kang said with a broad smile, “I tried to lower my goal because Yasmin was missing, but I am very satisfied with Hwang Yeon-ju.”
Foreign player Yasmin left after the Pepper Savings Bank match on the 18th of last month due to herniated disc surgery. Coach Kang had no choice but to set the target low amid bad news that the team’s main gun was missing.
However, thanks to veteran Hwang Yeon-joo’s performance, he exceeded his goal. Recently, they are on a 5-game winning streak, and they won all 4 rounds of 4 matches. Hwang Yeon-joo is leading the team’s upward trend, posting double-digit scores in all 8 matches he played as the main apogee spiker instead of Yasmin. 스포츠토토
This season, Hyundai E&C is running at the top with 20 wins, 2 losses and 56 points. After winning 15 consecutive wins after the opening, it slowed down for a while with 2 losses, but it is consolidating its leading position by continuing the march of 5 consecutive wins.
Director Kang praised, “I expected a tough game (without Yasmin), but Hwang Yeon-joo played the role of ‘Hwang Semin’.” Hwang Yeon-joo and Yasmin’s names were combined and expressed as ‘Hwang Semin’. He continued, “I hope he does well in today’s game,” expressing his anticipation.
He is focusing on the recovery of Yasmin, who has been away for over a month due to a back injury. Coach Kang said of Yasmin’s current physical condition, “I entered a light jump and am doing strength training. I am trying to prepare to compete in the first match of the 5th round.
After the KGC Ginseng Construction Exhibition on the 14th, Hyundai E&C will rest for 5 days and start the game. Coach Kang said, “I’ve had enough rest for the first time in a while,” and emphasized, “If the term is long, the performance in the first set may not come up well. You have to focus on the first set.”