Korea Express loses second-round match against GS Caltex.
Korea Express lost their second round match against GS Caltex in the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Women’s Division with a set score of 2-3 (19-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 10-15) at Jangchung Gymnasium on April 22.
Vukiric had 35 kills and Bae Yuna had 17. Vukiric was the dominant force with a 45.07% attack percentage. However, they couldn’t smile after a close full-set battle with GS Caltex. They had to settle for one point.
After the match, coach Kim Jong-min said, “Lee Yoon-jung kept throwing the toss to the wrong place at the beginning of the match. The first set was also in our favor, but at the crucial moment, she distributed the ball incorrectly, which made the game difficult. In the second set, I couldn’t figure out what was going on in her head. I think we need to talk to her,” Kim said with a laugh.
Speaking about setter Lee Yoon-jung, Kim said, “When the reception is good, it’s good to use the center first and play the game. But in this match, we should have gone the other way because our opponent was reading that pattern. Yoon Jung-jeong went to the center. If she had to make a visible pass anyway, she should have gone to Vukiric, but I think she would have played better if she used the opposite option only when she was going fast.”
Road construction is an obvious attack vector for Burkina Faso. You can’t stick to ‘bun volleyball’, but you need to utilize it. “We try to utilize it by rotating players according to the situation, but Vukiric is definitely good at hitting from the apogee,” Kim said of Vukiric.
Roadworks lost again to GS Caltex, ending their three-game winning streak.
GS Caltex, on the other hand, turned the tables on the Roadrunners after suffering a 0-3 setback against Heungkuk Life on Jan. 17. Silva had 38 points, Kang So-hwi had 19, Yoo Seo-yeon had 16, and Kim Ji-won had seven.
“I’m glad we won today,” said head coach Cha Sang-hyun. After winning the first and second sets, the team had the potential for a shutout victory, but had to settle for two points instead of three as the match went to a full set. “At the end of the day, I’m glad we won,” Cha said.