Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers, led by Acting Coach Lee Kyung-soo, held a set score 3-1 (26-24, 24-26, 25-23) in a home game against GS Caltex KIXX in the 4th round 메이저놀이터 of Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 23rd. , 25-23). Pepper Savings Bank, which failed to win even a single win in the previous 12 home games and disappointed home fans, won an impressive first win of the season at home after 13 challenges (2 wins, 21 losses).
For Pepper Savings Bank, foreign player Nia Reid led the team to victory with 29 points, including 1 serve and 2 blocks, with a 38.67% offensive share. Captain Lee Han-bi also contributed 13 points while serving exclusively, and middle blocker Choi Ga-eun scored 9 points with 5 blocks. And outside hitter Park Kyung-hyeon, who played full-time in place of Park Eun-seo, who suffered an ankle injury that day, led Pepper Savings Bank to their first home win by scoring 17 points with an attack success rate of 48.48%.
In baseball, the current unemployment baseball has been cut off, but in volleyball, even after becoming a professional for 19 years, the unemployment volleyball team operated by each local government is still steadily maintaining its existence. There are a total of four unemployment teams in the women’s division, and most of the players in unemployment volleyball are composed of players who have not been nominated as pros or have retired from professional careers. And sometimes, there are cases in which players who have stood out in unemployment volleyball advance to the professional stage again.
Jeong Ji-yoon, who left the professional stage with the recruitment of Lee Sook-ja (coach of KGC Ginseng Corporation) in 2007 after playing an active role at GS Caltex, continued her active life at professional stages such as Suwon City Hall and Yangsan City Hall. Then, in the 2013-2014 season, when GS Caltex suffered a setback due to Lee Sook-ja’s injury and Na-yeon Lee (Hyundai E&C Hillstate)’s voluntary withdrawal, Ji-yoon Ji was urgently recruited. led
Middle blocker Kim Yu-ri, who has been active at GS Caltex for 7 years since 2017, is also a representative player who has gone through unemployment volleyball. Kim Yu-ri, who joined Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders as the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 rookie draft, but failed to adapt to the pros and retired after two seasons, played an active part in the unemployment stage for two years. did. After his return, Yu-Ri Kim is continuing a successful professional career by winning three championships.
Baek Mok-hwa (Daegu City Hall), who played an active role as the team’s native ace during the Ginseng Corporation and recorded 10th place (362 points) in the 2013-2014 season, transferred to the unemployment team after the FA negotiations failed after the 2015-2016 season. Baek Mok-hwa, who had been away from the professional stage for two years, made a comeback to the professional stage in 2018 when he joined IBK in a sign-and-trade format. However, Baek Mok-hwa could not recover the offensive power of his prime and ended his active career again after two seasons.
Byun Ji-soo, who joined IBK as the 6th overall pick in the 2015 rookie draft, was expected as a middle blocker prospect, but he was pushed by Kim Hee-jin and Kim Su-ji, etc. However, in 2021, Kim Se-young retired and joined Heungkuk Life Insurance, which had a big hole in the center, and stepped on the professional stage again.