Park Eun-jin shed ‘tears of relief’ while sitting on her coat… This is how she grows
GS Caltex Kang So-hui hit the spike. The ball hit by Kang So-hui did not hit the blocker’s hand and left the line as it was, and KGC Ginseng Corporation’s victory was confirmed. At that moment, there was a player sitting behind the court and quietly weeping.
In the V-League, only up to 3rd place advances to the postseason, but according to the rules introduced from the 2021-22 season, if the difference in points between 3rd and 4th places is 3 points or less, a semi-playoff will be held. Currently, in the V-League Women’s Division, the difference in points between the 3rd and 5th places, including Korea Expressway Corporation, KGC Ginseng Corporation, and GS Caltex, is only 5 points, so the mid-ranking ranking changes according to the results of each game.
So, the confrontation between GS Caltex and KGC Ginseng Corporation in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 12th was a very important match with more than one win. Even before the match, the players’ expressions showed a sense of spleen, and fierce battles were fought in each set.
In the end, KGC Ginseng Corporation won with a set score of 3-1 (25-17, 26-24, 19-25, 25-22) thanks to the performances of Elisabeth (29 points) and Jeong Ho-young (17 points). With 13 wins, 15 losses and 41 points, KGC Ginseng Corporation rose from 5th to 4th place. The gap between the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (44 points) was reduced to 3 points, and hopes for spring volleyball continued.
The moment the victory was confirmed, the players of KGC Ginseng Corporation were delighted as if they had won. However, at that moment, there was a player who sat down one step behind and quietly shed tears. It was 토토사이트Park Eun-jin.
Park Eun-jin said, “Tears mean a lot. Park Eun-jin is a middle blocker from the national team who shared the legend of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics semifinal. She was once called Yang Hyo-jin’s successor, and she was called the next-generation middle blocker to lead Korean women’s volleyball.
However, she complained of back pain last season after finishing her season with her exhausted body after the Tokyo Olympics. During her team training, she even injured her left ankle. shut down She has since gone through a long rehabilitation period and she is slowly regaining her old self this season. Although she has fully recovered from her injuries, she does not show her powerful figure that she showed before the Tokyo Olympics.
Her strong point over Park Eun-jin is blocking. In the last 2020-2021 season, she is a player with excellent ability to follow her ball, ranking first in effective blocks in 30 regular league games. But she can’t show it like that now.
Park Eun-jin is a middle blocker who protects the midfield of KGC Ginseng Corporation along with Jeong Ho-young. Against GS Caltex, which has a relatively low height, the roles of Jung Ho-young and Park Eun-jin were important. Although there was no result until the middle of the 4th set, he led the victory with consecutive blocking points in the last minute. Park Eun-jin, who suffered greatly from her heart, cried the tears she had held back as she covered her face with her hands the moment her victory was confirmed. Her tears were tears of joy and tears of relief.
Her colleagues warmly hugged and comforted Park Eun-jin, as if they were well aware of her heartache. Coach Heejin Koh, a former middle blocker, also expressed anticipation for Park Eunjin, who had a style similar to her during his active career, saying, “Park Eunjin, Park Hyemin, and Jung Hoyoung are important players. I want to develop them into better players.”