‘You have to jump over to live.’
It is the final battleground. Both the head coach and the players nodded. GS Caltex stood in front of an important threshold for buying tickets for spring volleyball.
GS Caltex was ranked 4th (36 points)안전놀이터 in the 2022-2023 V-League. Before the start of the season, Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance were considered candidates for the championship, but it was not easy. With 2 wins and 4 losses in the first round, the win rate was not more than 50%. The 2nd to 4th rounds were balanced with 3 wins and 3 losses throughout the winter, but in the last 4 rounds, it slowed down as it fell victim to the lowest-ranked Pepper Savings Bank for its 2nd win of the season.
After that, it fell to 5th place after losing to Korea Expressway Corporation and Hyundai E&C one after another. The atmosphere was in a bad situation, and what was needed was ‘victory’.
Over the past 5 days, I have passed a hurdle. In the 5th round confrontation with Pepper Savings Bank, he won the set score 3-0 and regained the 4th place he had lost for a while. He broke his 3-game losing streak at the same time as he took revenge for his defeat in the 4th round. GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha said, “I entered the game thinking it was a turning point. In the meantime, the team atmosphere has been off, but if there was a bad result in today’s game, it could have been a very difficult situation.”
Another mountain awaits GS Caltex. On the 9th, we will meet the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (44 points) and the 5th place KGC Ginseng Corporation (35 points) on the 12th. It is not an exaggeration to say that depending on the results of the two games, the victory point gap may be narrowed or widened, and whether or not the semi-playoff (PO) is concluded.
First of all, road construction is in a good mood recently. Catbell, who was recruited as a replacement foreigner after parting ways with her foreigner Katarina, is leading her four-game winning streak. GS Caltex is inferior to the road construction with a season record of 1 win and 3 losses. KGC Ginseng Corporation is recording a tight record with 2 wins and 2 losses. Director Cha predicted that it would be a difficult fight, saying, “The road construction is currently on a high-altitude march.”
Outside heater Yoo Seo-yeon said, “The mid-ranking battle must be fierce for women’s volleyball to go up. I think it will be more fun if we catch up,” he raised his voice, and MoMA, a foreigner, also said, “There are enough leagues left. I think we can go up enough if we work hard at what we aim for.”
Coach Cha said, “The outlook is not good if we miss the upcoming two games. It is a situation where we have to throw the last game of the season. I will match well with the players and play a good game,” he promised.