Heungkuk Life Insurance, a women’s professional volleyball team, held its second practice match during its training period in Japan. Heungkuk Life Insurance held an evaluation match with JT Marvelous in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on the 16th.
The Heungkuk Life Insurance lineup changed from안전놀이터 the practice game the previous day (15th). Kim Yeon-kyung, who played only one set in the practice match on the 15th, played all matches up to three sets on this day.
Middle blocker Kim Su-ji, a ‘friend’ whom I met again wearing the Heungkuk Life Insurance uniform, also started as a starter on this day.
JT Marvelous played the game on this day with two male coaches due to a lack of players due to being selected for the national team. However, Heungkuk Life Insurance lost to JT Marvelous with a set score of 1-2.
Kim Yeon-kyung checked her condition by scoring 18 points, the most in the team. Miyeon Kim scored 12 points. Suji Kim, who appeared in his first practice game after training camp in Japan, scored 5 points.
After the practice game, Heungkuk Life Insurance coach Marcello Abondanza said, “It hasn’t been long since the two players (Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Su-ji) started working together, but they have a lot of experience and excellent technique and mental strength, so they will have a positive influence on the young players.” I expected it.
Coach Abondanza also said, “We plan to focus on coordinating the height and speed of the setter and attacker,” and added, “We will practice as if it were the actual game to see how stably the players can endure in all areas, including blocking, attack, and receiving.” .
The Heungkuk Life Insurance team is scheduled to play another practice game against JT Marvelous on the 19th and return to Korea on the 20th.