The double guns of Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders in the women’s professional volleyball division are starting to rust.
Apogee spiker Jelena Mrazenovic (registered name Jelena), who led the attack along with Kim Yeon-kyung,
is in extreme slump, and not only is this season’s goal of winning the championship, but even second place Mercury is in danger of being shaken.
Heungkuk Life Insurance lost with a set score of 1-3 in the final match of the 4th round against GS Caltex Seoul Kicks held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 15th. Heungkuk Life took the first set at the end of a deuce that reached 26-26,
but gave up three sets in a row. 3rd place GS Caltex, which achieved 43 points (15 wins, 9 losses), 토토사이트
narrowed the gap with 2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance (50 points, 18 wins, 6 losses).
In this day’s game, Yelena, who was a substitute in the first and second sets, started as a starter in the third set,
but scored only 12 points (37% attack success rate). The performance was insufficient compared to the firepower of the opponent’s main gun,
Giselle Silva (registered name Silva) (37 points, 47.9% attack success rate).
Yelena only scored 8 points (20% attack success rate) in the game against Korea Expressway Corporation Hi-Pass on the 12th.
Even at the beginning of the season, the team and fans expected Yelena to play a role as a problem solver who would score goals with cool offense.
However, in vanguard attacks, when blocked by the opponent’s blocking several times, it appears to shake sharply several times, and even the power of the twin guns is decreasing.
Yelena’s attack success rate in the 2022-2023 season was 42.79%, but considering only the last six games, it fell to the 34% range.
Only two of the last six games scored more than 20 points, so fans even went to the Heungkuk Life Insurance headquarters and staged a truck protest demanding Yelena’s replacement.
As Jelena’s slump continues, coach Marcello Abondanza’s concerns are deepening. Coach Abondanza also pointed out Jelena’s unusual attitude, saying,
If her performance is not good, we can help her, but her attitude is becoming a problem.”
Jelena’s rebound is essential if the team is to be at the top this season, but if the slump continues, a replacement must be found.
The problem is that it is not easy to find a player who is better than Jelena among the players who were not selected in the tryout, and if you want to bring a player who has already found a team, you have to pay an additional transfer fee.
Coach Abondanza said, “Even if the V-League wants to replace foreign players, they must only bring in foreign players from among the tryout participants. “
In other leagues, it is possible to replace players at any time, but in Korea, the market is not open,” he complained.