As soon as Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza took the baton, he won his first career with the team.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won with a set score of 3 to 0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-16) in an away match between IBK Industrial Bank and Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Round 6 held at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on the afternoon of the 15th.
Heungkuk Life Insurance (79 points)먹튀검증, which added 3 points, in a situation where even if only 1 point could be won, confirmed first place in the regular league on its own, regardless of the remaining Hyundai E&C (70 points) and the game.
After the match, coach Abondanza commented, “I’m so happy. I like the way I won, and I like the performance. It was a game that I liked the tactical parts of the serve, blocking, and defense.” He went on to say, “(The championship match) has an interesting challenge ahead. I will take a little break today and tomorrow and run towards my future goal.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance had many twists and turns before the arrival of manager Abondanza. At the beginning of this year, Heungkuk Life Insurance, which had been performing well this season, sacked coach Kwon Soon-chan, who had a conflict with the club. Acting coach Lee Young-soo briefly took over the baton, but acting coach Lee also gave up the baton after one game.
Fortunately, coach Kim Dae-kyung kept the acting coach position to the end, and Heungkuk Life Insurance, along with acting coach Kim, overtook Hyundai E&C, which was shaken by an injury to a key player on the 15th of last month, and rose to the top of the league.
It was on the 23rd of last month that coach Abondanza made his debut match for Heungkuk Life Insurance, and he enjoyed the joy of victory in his first game. He subsequently won the trophy of first place in the regular league, although less than a month had passed since he took office.
Director Abondanza praised, “Before I came to Heungkuk Life Insurance, I expected the team to be number one. I was already in a good position, and acting manager Kim Dae-kyung played a big role in that.” At the same time, he added that he was able to take first place because all the players were better than himself.
Heungkuk Life Insurance prepares for the first game of the 3rd best of 5 games at the Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th, going directly to the postseason championship match. Head coach Abondanza emphasized, “I’m not sure who our opponent will be right now.”
IBK Industrial Bank coach Kim Ho-cheol, who watched Heungkuk Life Insurance’s regular league first place in the home room, also did not forget to congratulate. Coach Kim said, “Congratulations on winning the regular season,” and “I think if we play like today, we can become champions.