Ace Responsibility Grows GS Caltex Kang So-hui￼
Kang So-hui (26, GS Caltex) is the hottest player in the 4th round of the V-League women’s division. He scored 91 points and had a 44.68% attack success rate in the 5 games he played. As of the 24th, her score was ranked second among domestic players, and her attack success rate was ranked first.
Kang So-hui also led GS Caltex to a set score of 3-1 by scoring 25 points, the most in the team, in the first place Hyundai E&C match held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 20th. During the game, foreign player Moma was withdrawn due to a knee injury, but Kang So-hui played the role of the 4th and 5th set solvers. After scoring her goal, she roared and threw herself to receive the opponent’s spike, showing her fighting spirit. GS Caltex ended its 8-game losing streak against Hyundai E&C, which began in the first round of the 2021-22 season.
Kang So-hui underwent abdominal surgery last July. Due to her rehabilitation treatment, she was unable to participate in the cup competition held in August. This season (2022-23) was also sluggish, recording an attack success rate of 30% in each of the 1st and 2nd rounds. On the 3rd of last month, he even suffered a shoulder injury at the KGC Ginseng Construction Exhibition.
The turning point was the Heungkuk Life Insurance match on the 20th of last month, which was the return match after 17 days. Kang So-hui scored 22 points in a match against the opponent Kim Yeon-kyung, the ‘Volleyball Empress’, led to a 3-2 victory. The Korea Expressway Corporation and KGC Ginseng Corporation also scored more than 20 points. He has completely regained his pace by scoring double-digit points in the last seven games in a row.
Kang So-hui is well aware of her position. He doesn’t hesitate to say “because he’s the team’s ace”. He has a lot of responsibility as well. After Moma left due to injury, he said, “I thought I should take on Moma’s share, and instead of feeling pressured, I hit the ball with excitement, so my performance was revived.”
Kang So-hui also praised the game operation of junior setter Ahn Hye-jin, who tried more diverse attack tactics in the absence of foreign players. When he was pushed back by his early momentum, he tried to cheer up his teammates by making the ceremony louder than anyone else.
On the 23rd, GS Caltex suffered a blow by losing 1-3 in the match against the lowest ranked Pepper Savings Bank. Kang So-hui played an active role with a 22-point attack success rate of 43.48%, but could not completely fill the void left by Moma.
GS Caltex will play the last game of the 4th round against Korea Expressway Corporation at home (Jangchung Gymnasium) on the 27th. The two teams are competing for third place. Korea Expressway Corporation (35 points) is 2 points ahead of GS Caltex as of the 25th. 메이저놀이터
This match is expected to be a head-to-head match between the captain of the women’s national team and the main outsider hitter Park Jung-ah (Korea Expressway Corporation) and Kang So-hui. Park Jung-ah broke her career 5,000 points against Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 21st, and also led her team to victory by scoring 15 points against Hyundai E&C on the 24th.
GS Caltex is difficult to show a normal condition even if Moma returns. Ace Kang So-hui’s shoulders grew heavier.