We said goodbye with the miraculous ‘Last Dance’.
Women’s professional volleyball Korea Expressway Corporation was the main character of spring volleyball last season. Entering the postseason with 3rd place in the regular season, he created a thrilling ‘V2’ by creating upsets by beating the top teams in succession.
In the playoffs (PO), it faced Hyundai E&C, which was second in the series, and made a PO upset for the first time in 11 years with 2 wins and an undefeated series. Then, against Kim Yeon-kyung’s Heungkuk Life Insurance, who faced in the championship match, he won a championship that will remain in the history of the V-League while walking the unprecedented path of 3 wins after 2 losses.
It is the third time in the women’s division that the third place in the regular season has won the championship. It has been 14 years since GS Caltex in the 2007-2008 season and Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2008-2009 season. There were only two times in the men’s division. It is a great step in many ways.
However, the road construction in the 2022-2023 season will now remain only in history. After the season, the main lineup leading to Park Jeong-ah, Bae Yoo-na, Jeong Dae-young, Moon Jeong-won, and Jeon Sae-yan obtained FA (free agent) qualifications and went to the market. After winning the championship, Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min did not hide his greed, saying, “I want to catch everything,” but considering the high ransom and the upper limit of the salary cap, it was a virtually impossible scenario. 온라인바카라
The predicted moment of separation has become a reality. First, on the 17th, outside hitter Park Jung-ah, the “national team captain,” signed a contract with Pepper Savings Bank for three years of best treatment (a total of 2.325 billion won). Subsequently, middle blocker Jung Dae-young, the oldest active player, signed a one-year, 300 million won contract with his former parent, GS Caltex, and said goodbye.
Both are the first winning members of the road construction in the 2017-2018 season. In his first season after transferring from IBK Industrial Bank, Park Jung-ah played the role of a ‘winner’. He posted 3335 career points over the next six seasons. It is the record for the most goals scored by a domestic player during that period. Here, he left behind significant achievements such as winning the 2017-2018 season championship MVP and winning the best 7 twice.
Jeong Dae-young has been with the road construction for 9 seasons since the 2014-2015 season and has been keeping the center. During this period, he only scored 687 blocking points, ranking second overall after Yang Hyo-jin (843 points). He turns 42 this year, but it is also the reason why he can still play as an active player.
Coach Jong-min Kim has to make a new version for the next season. With the loss of outstanding scorers and veterans, reducing bleeding through the upcoming Asian Quarter tryouts and foreign draft has become a top priority.