[Volleyball Walk with Hong Sung Wook] Break

The 2022-2023 V-League champions were Korean Air on the men’s side and Korea Expressway Corporation on the women’s side.

Korean Air finished first in the regular season and then swept Hyundai Capital in three games in the championship match to win their third consecutive title. Korea Expressway Corporation finished third in the regular season and went through the playoffs against Hyundai E&C with two straight wins, and after losing two games in the championship match against Heungkuk Life, they won three straight games to achieve ‘V2’.

So where did Korean Air and Korea Express 안전 토토사이트 stand at the end of the fourth round last season when they were crowned champions?

For the record, Korean Air was the clear leader with 19 wins, 5 losses, and 55 points. In second place at the time was Hyundai Capital (46 points), third was Woori Card (38 points), fourth was OK Financial Group (37 points), and fifth was KEPCO (32 points).

By the end of the regular season, the standings had changed. KEPCO surged to fourth place and secured a semi-playoff spot with three points over Woori Card.

On the women’s side, Korea Expressway Corporation was in third place at the end of the fourth round with 13 wins, 11 losses, and 38 points. In first place was Hyundai E&C (57 points), second was Heungkuk Life Insurance (54 points), and fourth was KGC Ginseng Corporation (35 points).

At the end of the regular season, Heungkuk Life was first (82 points), Hyundai E&C was second (70 points), Korea Expressway Corporation was third (60 points), and KGC Ginseng Corporation was fourth (56 points). The semi-playoffs were not organized, and Hyundai E&C struggled with replacements due to injuries to foreign players.

The 2023-2024 season has already completed four rounds. The leaderboards are tight. On the men’s side, Woori Card is first (44 points), Korean Air is second (43 points), Samsung Fire is third (40 points), OK Financial Group is fourth (39 points), KEPCO is fifth (37 points), and Hyundai Capital is sixth (32 points). The sixth-place finisher can still play spring volleyball. It’s also cloudy as to which team will finish first.

On the women’s side, Hyundai E&C is first (58 points), Heungkuk Life is second (50 points), GS Caltex is third (43 points), Jungkwanjang is fourth (36 points), IBK is fifth (33 points), and Korea Expressway Corporation is sixth (25 points).

There is less volatility in the standings than in the men’s division, and the gap between third and fourth place seems a bit longer. The possibility of a semi-playoffs is curious.

Professional volleyball finished its fourth round on the 19th, and starts again tomorrow on the 30th. In between, teams had roughly two weeks off.

They took a few days off, and then came back together to rebuild their strength and work on their tactics. Some of the players in the Asian Quarterfinals went home, but they also had a chance to bond over the All-Star Game.

The women’s team, Heungkuk Life, replaced a foreign player. They made a last-ditch effort to win the championship. How wise it was to ditch the existing foreign players will be determined in the remaining rounds.

The All-Star break was honey for all 14 clubs. The V-League schedule was so intense, everyone was exhausted. Not just the players, but also the coaches and staff. It was a constant cycle of packing, traveling, and then moving again after the game.

For the V-League, I think it would be a good idea to have a different schedule, maybe a four or five day break after two consecutive games, so that we can strengthen the tactical part of the game and make the player base a little bit thicker.

Playing back-to-back games in three or four days is too much. You can’t be creative in your preparation, and you’re stuck with the schedule.

Volleyball is a popular winter sport, so we thought it would be a good idea to try something different. We want to make sure the schedule works for global KOVO.

I’d like to see teams have a few more breaks during the season, not just this All-Star break, so that they can work on their deficiencies and go into the game in top form, and the fans will applaud them even more.

Round 5 starts tomorrow. From now on, every day is a final, and the season is starting to race towards the end. It’s just a matter of waiting to see which team will rise to the top after the break.

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