Reporter Seongdae Moon = Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance are fighting an important battle to take the top spot.
Hyundai E&C will play against Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 7th at Suwon Gymnasium, its home stadium.
This confrontation is expected to be a watershed in the ranking fight.
Hyundai E&C ran 15 consecutive wins this season, and it seemed that they easily took first place in the regular league for the 5th time in their career until the middle of the season, including 5 consecutive wins at the beginning of last month.
However, as the vacancy of Yasmin, a foreign player who occupies a large portion of the team, became longer, Heungkuk Life Insurance was allowed to pursue. Yasmin has not played since the Pepper Savings Bank game on December 18 last year. He is said to still be in pain.
Hyundai E&C prepared for the replacement of foreign players after much thought, and only the announcement is left.
If a new foreign player comes, the attack power can be strengthened and the attack burden of native players such as Yang Hyo-jin and Hwang Min-kyung can be reduced.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction, whose offensive power is weaker than Heungkuk Life Insurance, has a chance to win only by focusing more on defense and blocking.
Second place Heungkuk Life Insurance (19 wins, 6 losses, 57 points) maintains a gap with first place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (21 wins, 4 losses, 60 points). Depending on the outcome of this matchup, the victory points may be the same.
Yelena, 3rd in scoring, and Kim Yeon-kyung, 1st in overall offense, are holding out, slightly ahead of Hyundai E&C in terms of offensive power. 스포츠토토
Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung are outstanding in their decision-making ability to successfully attack at the moment when a goal is needed, and the height and concentration to score a difficult toss.
Heungkuk Life Insurance had fun with the rotation of placing Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung in the front and rear positions at the KGC Ginseng Construction Exhibition on the 3rd. Kim Yeon-kyung scored 25 points and led the victory. At the time, it boasted a 50% attack success rate.
While Hyundai E&C recorded 7 wins and 4 losses in 11 games without Yasmin, Heungkuk Life Insurance narrowed the gap by posting 8 wins and 3 losses in the same period.
If Heungkuk Life Insurance loses again this time, it may move away from first place. Hyundai E&C is also expected to bet on life and death in the face-to-face confrontation with Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 5th and 6th rounds.