While the V-League has reached its halfway point, in the second half, attention is focused on the competition to advance to ‘Spring Volleyball’ by the four women’s teams gathered within a four-point gap.
While the 7 women’s teams finished the 3rd round with the KGC Ginseng Corporation-Korea Expressway Corporation match on the 3rd, the most prominent aspect is the Yanggang composition of 1st place Hyundai E&C and 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance. On the other hand, the results of the first half of the four mid-table teams also showed an interesting aspect. 3rd place road construction (9 wins 9 losses, 26 points), 4th place Ginseng Corporation (8 wins, 10 losses, 25 points), 5th place GS Caltex (8 wins, 10 losses, 25 points), 6th place IBK Industrial Bank (7 wins) Round 3 ended with 12 losses and 22 points) concentrated within a 4-point gap.
It is not easy to find an opponent who can threaten the first or second place in the middle ranks right now. The gap between the road construction and the leader has also widened by more than 10 points. Although Heungkuk Life Insurance recently dismissed former manager Kwon Soon-chan and faced the second half in a cluttered atmosphere, it is highly likely that the current leading composition will harden as it is, unless there is a major change such as an injury to a key player in terms of power.
However, for the four teams in the mid-table, the current position seems to mean nothing. Depending on the results of the second half, the number of teams advancing to the postseason is highly likely to increase. If the gap with 3rd place is within 3 points, even if you are in 4th place, you will win the right to advance to the semi-playoff (semi-PO). With four teams finishing the first half within four points, the standings could change overnight. Industrial Bank of Korea, which is currently in sixth place, also has a chance of advancing to the postseason. 안전놀이터
It is important whether the atmosphere at the end of the first half will continue into the second half. Ginseng Corporation was able to finish 6 games in the 3rd round with 4 wins and 2 losses thanks to the revival of main guns such as Lee So-young. On the other hand, the momentum of Industrial Bank of Korea and Road Corporation (above 2 wins and 4 losses) was briefly dampened in the third round.
A lot of attention is also focused on the first confrontation between the Korea Expressway Corporation and the Ginseng Corporation in the second half of the year. The key is Ginseng Corporation’s counterattack. In the first round confrontation held in Daejeon on November 3 last year, the Korea Expressway Corporation (3-1 win in sets) did not allow Ginseng Corporation to win points, but in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the confrontation, both Ginseng Corporation led to a full set and lost. In the 4th round confrontation, the fact that the road construction company changed the foreign player from Katarina to Catbell can act as another variable. The two teams will face each other on the 6th in Gimcheon, the home of the Korea Expressway Corporation.