GS Caltex’s early momentum in the professional volleyball women’s division is unusual.
GS Caltex won with a set score of 3-1 (25-22 15-25 25-22 25-20) in the Dodram 2023-24 V League women’s visiting match held at Hwaseong Sports Complex on the 24th.
As a result, GS Caltex recorded its second consecutive win in the opening season and predicted a sensation this season.
In fact, not many teams paid attention to GS Caltex ahead of this season. Heungkuk Life Insurance, with ‘volleyball queen’ Kim Yeon-kyung alive and well and middle blocker Kim Su-ji recruited, was selected as a strong candidate for the championship by five of the seven teams at the media day held ahead of the opening, while ‘defending champion’ Korea Expressway Corporation also received three votes. They were evaluated as a formidable team.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which recorded the most consecutive wins in a single season in the V-League women’s division under coach Kang Seong-hyung, was also one of the championship candidates.
In addition, Pepper Savings Bank with national team ace Park Jeong-ah, IBK Industrial Bank with FA Hwang Min-kyung and Asia Quarter’s No. 1 player, and Cheong Kwan Jang with powerful Mega and Jia Ssangpo were selected as the most anticipated teams this season.
On the other hand, not many teams paid attention to GS Caltex. Giselle Silva (registered name Giselle) filled the position of Moma Basoko, who left for Hyundai Engineering & Construction, and veteran middle blocker Dae-young Jeong joined through free agency, but the team seemed far from winning.
When I opened the lid, I realized that GS Caltex’s power was stronger than expected. Above all, there are already signs that Silva, a foreign player, will become a big hit.토스카지노
Initially, Silva was selected 6th in the foreign player draft and did not receive much attention. However, he had a strong debut, scoring 30 points in the opening game against Cheong Kwan-Jang held on the 20th.
On the 24th, against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, he once again led the team to victory with 33 points, the most for both teams. In particular, she once again captured attention by showing off her overwhelming power as much as that of male athletes.
Although it is still early in the season, Silva is already showing such a strong impact that he has been evaluated as the best foreign player this season.
Thanks to Silva’s performance, GS Caltex became the only undefeated team this season along with Heungkuk Life Insurance. Attention is focused on whether they can threaten Heungkuk Life Insurance, the favorite for the championship, which is in the lead with three consecutive wins in the opening season.