Oh Ji-young 60, Kim Hae-ran 40… The V-League Women’s Division is currently in a ‘suffocating defense’￼
An exciting spike attack that splits the opponent’s court is the essence of volleyball. In fact, the most noticeable figures after a game are how many points a particular player scored or what percentage of attack success. However, the breathtaking defense is also a factor that not only induces applause and cheers from fans, but also increases the level of immersion in the game. This is because volleyball continues as long as the ball does not land on the court.
According to the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) on the 9th, the average dig per set in the women’s division this season is 20.63, the most among the recent four seasons. It means that they showed a sticky defense and provided a lot of sights that made their hands sweat.
In the match between Pepper Savings Bank and IBK held in Gwangju on the 1st, a record was written. Pepper Savings Bank lost with a set score of 1-3 (25-22 20-25 22-25 18-25), but Pepper Libero Oh Ji-young showed off her ‘suffocating defense’ by rolling up 53 digs during the 4th set. On this day, Oh Ji-young recorded 60 defenses with 8 receives (1 miss) and accurately raised them above the setter’s head. The 53 digs in one game is a record tied for second in the women’s division, and it is especially surprising that it was raised during four sets. This means that he kicked the ball more often than Kim Hae-ran (Heungkuk Life Insurance, 5 sets, 54 dig), who holds the record for first place in this category.
In the match between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Hyundai E&C on the 7th, which drew attention as a’preview champion match’, luxury defenses came out several times. Heungkuk Life’s Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s hot attack power and setter Lee Won-jung’s surprise blocking goal drew attention, but the hidden credit for the team’s victory was Kim Hae-ran as a libero. Kim Hae-ran made the confrontation between the 1st and 2nd places a high-level match by performing his best this season, recording as many as 40 defenses (12 accurate receiving, 28 dig) during the three sets at the time. 슬롯사이트
Although it is not noticeable due to the poor performance of the team, IBK’s strong defense is also noteworthy. Industrial Bank of Korea recorded 23.01 per set in Team Digg, leading the league. Even with Heungkuk Life Insurance (21.44 per set), which is second in this category, the difference is significant with more than one per set. Libero Shin Yeon-kyung is struggling to be second in defense despite not being able to play some games due to injury. In addition, outside hitter Pyo Seung-joo and foreign player Santana are not even professional defenders, but they are ranked 6th and 7th in defense side by side. In particular, Pyo Seung-joo endured a serve bomb in a match against Heungkuk Life Insurance on December 2 last year and recorded 46 defenses (24 accurate receiving + 22 dig) in four sets.
In addition, the reason Hyundai E&C was able to run to the ‘absolute top 1’ at the beginning of the season was the driving force of solid defense centered on Kim Yeon-gyeon, the No. 1 in the dig. The club Road Corporation, which holds the 1st and 2nd places in receive (Myeong-ok Im and Jung-won Moon), is also aiming for a crack in the Yanggang composition of Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance.