Kim Tae-won broke the team’s losing streak as the main setter.
Sungkyunkwan University beat Hanyang University with a set score of 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 15-12) in the preliminary match against Hanyang University in the 2023 KUSF University Volleyball U-League held at the Suwon Sungkyunkwan University Gymnasium on the 25th.
Prior to the game, Sungkyunkwan University was in an unfamiliar position on the leaderboard, 8th (1 win, 3 losses, 5 points). In addition, after winning the first game in the league, they lost consecutively and fell into a losing streak.안전놀이터
Bad news also overlapped in a game that must be won. Eddie (3rd grade, OH, 199cm) had to leave for a while due to visa issues, and Bae Ha-joon (4th grade, MB, 198cm) suffered an ankle injury the day before the game and could not play.
Although the lineup was not perfect, Kim Tae-won (4th grade, S, 188cm), the captain and the main setter, led the team to victory. The desire to break the losing streak was greater than anyone else.
After the game, Kim Tae-won said, “During the losing streak, it was very difficult. It seems that we lacked sincerity more than others. During the meeting the night before, I asked to break the losing streak with more earnestness, but luckily I was able to win.”
Sungkyunkwan University had to play 5 sets in a row from Kyunghee University to Hanyang University this time. There were times when the concentration of the players was disturbed during the game. Whenever that happened, I tried to catch the atmosphere on the court as the captain and the main setter.
Kim Tae-won said, “The biggest goal was to break the losing streak. So, he emphasized that each ball should be cherished on the court. He wasn’t the best member, but I emphasized asking for help because even if the receive came up with difficulty, I would play more.”
As mentioned earlier, due to Bae Ha-joon’s injury, Sungkyunkwan University’s central team, Bae Sun-hoo (2nd grade, MB, 195cm), started as a starting pitcher for the first time since entering the university. The replacement card was hit. Bae Soon-hoo scored 12 points, including 5 blocks.
Kim Tae-won actively utilized Bae Soon-hoo, who was not well analyzed, throughout the game. He said, “I tried to use Soon-hu whenever the opponent was off guard. It went well every time. Even Sunhoo was injured, but thank you for doing well.”
As much as he has won a happy victory after a long time, he wants to go to a higher place in the future. Finally, Kim Tae-won said, “Now that I have ended the losing streak, the only thing left to do is to go up. He will gather more strength and rise to a higher place in the future to show everyone a great game without regret.”