Park Jung-ah missing, Pepper still needs time… 3 games to end cup tournament

Pepper Savings Bank, which started the cup without Park Jung-ah, ended the tournament with a loss.

Pepper Savings Bank suffered a 1-3 카지노(25-14 10-25 18-25 19-25) setback in the final match of the Women’s Group A of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament against KGC Ginseng Corporation at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on February 2. It was a disappointing defeat after taking the first set but losing the next three.

In the first set, Ginseng took advantage of a shaky offense. Outside hitter Park Eun-seo led the offense with seven kills on a 71.4% attack percentage. Ha Hye-jin and Seo Chae-won, the two middle blockers, also showed their competitiveness in the center, sharing three and two points respectively.

In the second set, Pepper Savings Bank lost its pace as Ginseng Corporation came alive. They were swept in the second set and fought hard in the third and fourth sets, but it wasn’t enough, especially in the center where Park Eun-jin and Jung Ho-young held their own.

Pepper Savings Bank ended the cup tournament with this match. After losing 1-3 to Korea Expressway Corporation in the first match, Pepper Savings Bank lost 0-3 to Hyundai E&C in the second match. The team lost three consecutive games against Insam Corporation and failed to advance to the semifinals.

Pepper Savings Bank did not utilize Park Jung-ah in this tournament. Park, who was not fully fit after traveling with the national team, took the court briefly in the second game and remained in the warm-up area throughout the tournament. The same was true for veteran libero Oh Ji-young. The rest of the team’s situation is similar, but with foreign players and Asian quarters, it’s hard to say we’ve seen 100% of Pepper Savings Bank yet.

The fact that Joe Trinzi has only been with the team for a short time is also a factor. He was hired last month to replace the previous coach, who abruptly left the team. He hasn’t even been training with the players for a month. There’s a good chance the team will be different going forward.

It will be interesting to see what Trinzi’s Pepper Savings Bank will look like in the 2023-2024 V-League, which kicks off in October.

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