“We are cheering for KT because we have Hwang Jae-gyun and we have a platoon.
Please understand that we are cheering as friends.”
The Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders won the second round of the ‘Dodram 2023-2024 V-League’ against the BK Business Bank Altos with a set score of 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-23) at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, on the 8th to stay on top of the league.
Kim Yeon-kyung led the team to victory with 25 points (38.3% attack percentage). Yelena (25 points) and Kim Mi-yeon (12 points) also had strong performances to support Kim.
“It was an evenly matched match,” said Kim in her post-match interview, “all but three of the four sets were close.
I’m glad we were able to take the match to three points.
Both Yelena and I are taking responsibility and working hard to score more points.”
Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza expressed his disappointment with the setter in a pre-match interview.
“We trained well in the off-season and prepared a lot,” Kim said.
It’s true that we played a difficult game in the second half of the first round as our performance was a bit poor.
But it’s not just the setter, it’s also the reception and the ball that we can handle.
Our team errors have increased overall.
I think it’s important to play with each other and help each other.”
Earlier in the day, Jamsil Stadium in Seoul hosted Game 2 of the Korean Series between the KT Wiz and LG Twins.
KT is looking to win its second Korean Series title after winning the 2020 title, while LG is looking to win its first title in 29 years after winning the 1994 championship. 먹튀검증
KT took a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but LG rallied to win the game 5-4 in the eighth inning on a walk-off two-run home run by Park Dong-won.
Kim knows Hwang Jae-gyun, who plays third base for KT.
In the winter, when baseball is off-season, Hwang was invited by Kim to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at last season’s championship game.
Kim also came to the ballpark to cheer for Hwang during the semifinals last year.
In addition, Heungkuk Life setter Kim Da-sol and KT’s starting outfielder Choi Jae-dae are in a relationship.
Because of this, Kim and other Heungkuk Life players are inclined to root for KT.
“We’re rooting for KT because we have Hwang Jae-gyun and we have Bae Jae-dae,” said Kim, who added, “I heard the score of today’s game.