If I had gone to the 5th set, I would have changed the game time, but coach Kim Jong-min doesn’t notice (laughs).”
Despite the regrettable loss after a bloody battle, GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha made a joke. I applauded both teams for their highly focused and successful match.
GS Caltex lost with a set score of in the last game of round 4 against 안전놀이터 Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Korea Expressway Corporation held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 27th. Failed to rise in rankings.
After returning from injury, MoMA posted 33 points, Yoo Seo-yeon 24 points, Kang So-hui and Han Su-ji 16 and 11 points, respectively, but finished the 4th round in 5th place (33 points) without additional points.
It was deuce every set. After following the 7-point gap in the first set, he won the set, but was pushed back in the deuce fight in the 2nd to 4th sets. In particular, in the 2nd and 3rd sets, they reached the match point first, but failed to keep the lead and lost.
GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha said, “It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t upset, but both teams’ mentality to focus and win is worthy of praise. As I said before the game, it was a game worthy of teams wanting to go to spring volleyball. I didn’t want to lose, but the fact that I didn’t win at deuce is enough. It’s up to you how you handle it going forward. I endured well enough today.”
2-3 sets were disappointing. Director Cha said, “In the end, it is a receive. It’s not that the opportunity didn’t come, but I was caught in a room by Park Jung-ah. It was a situation where I could come out.”
Regarding MoMa, he said, “I wasn’t in perfect shape, but I held up well.”
Setter Ahn Hye-jin was replaced in the first set. Kim Ji-won was put in from 4-10. Director Cha said, “The blocking of road construction is high, but the hand shape is good. I think they are the best team. Ahn Hye-jin was able to read the pattern in the beginning. I put in Kim Ji-won with the thought that I had to catch a quick attack and take it out, but the overall operation was fine.”
Regarding Yoo Seo-yeon, who was responsible for the most goals this season, “I have to play that role, so that I can establish myself as an important player on the team. You have to catch well and move quickly so you can face the opponent. He makes the role clear,” he smiles.