I cried at Pepper…’I want to send a fruit basket’ Abondanza coach, why?

“Even if it’s a fruit basket…”

That’s what Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza said on Wednesday after his team’s 3-0 (25-22 27-25 25-20) three-set victory over Hyundai E&C in the sixth round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League at Suwon Gymnasium prevented them from clinching first place in the regular season.

It was a cliffhanger. If Hyundai E&C secured just two points, they would lose the top spot in the regular season. But with the shutout victory, 메이저 토토사이트 they narrowed the gap to one point (Hyundai E&C with 76).

The trio flew. Willow 21 points, Kim Yeon-kyung 16 points, and Reyna 14 points for an even scoring distribution. The team was in danger of losing the top spot in the regular season to Hyundai E&C after a shock loss to Pepper Savings Bank, but they survived the cliffhanger.

“I still feel bad about the last game (against Pepper Savings Bank),” Abondanza said after the game, adding, “We still have some things to improve on today. We have to look at the remaining games. We only have a few games left to fight for the regular season title.”

As for the difference in her performance from the last match, she said, “The setter was different. Not only our setter, but our approach to the game against Pepper Savings Bank was wrong. Pepper Savings Bank played well. It is difficult to use the full squad during the season, but I think we did a good job today.”

Coincidentally, Hyundai E&C‘s last opponent is Pepper Savings Bank. After winning the final game against GS Caltex, Heungkuk Life will have to watch Pepper Savings Bank and Hyundai E&C play the next day. “I want to send them a fruit basket,” Abondanza laughed.

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Getting out of last place isn’t easy

“We’re going in the right direction, so hopefully we can prove it with results in the third round.”

Pepper Savings Bank women’s volleyball head coach Joe Trinzi’s (pictured) resolve was shattered in the first game. Pepper Savings Bank lost 0-3 in straight sets against Heungkuk Life in the first match of the third round of the 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division 현금홀덤사이트 at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Friday.

Coach Trinzi pinned her hopes on the fact that the team played a close full-set match (2-3 loss) against Heungkuk Life in the last match of the second round on the 1st. However, it was a different story, and they were helplessly defeated by Heungkuk Life, who raised the tension. Their attacking success rate plummeted to 29.03% and they committed 22 errors, more than Heungkuk Life (11).

“I’m disappointed with the finish,” Trinzi said after the game, “There were parts of the game where we had the plays we wanted, but we couldn’t carry them through to the end.” The pregame confidence and expectations were gone.

The ‘youngest’ Pepper Savings Bank, who are hoping to escape the bottom of the table for the first time in their third season of existence, are already at the bottom of the table. With a six-game winless streak (6-2 L-11 D), they remain the only team that hasn’t won more than 10 points so far.

It was a good start for Pepper Savings Bank, which bolstered its roster with the signings of proven foreign player Yasmin Bedardt and free agent local ace Park Jung-ah. Newly minted head coach Trinzi secured a 2-1 win over Korea Expressway Corporation in the second game of the season. It was a change of pace from their inaugural season in 2021-2022, when they won after six games, and 2022-2023, when they won after 18 games, but adding more wins is still not easy.

“There are a lot of reasons why it was different from the last game, but we didn’t execute our basic volleyball skills, serving, receiving, and other skills on the court,” Trinzi said, adding, “That’s the reality of our situation. “This is the reality of the season, but it’s something we need to improve on quickly.

“There are certain things that I predicted when I took over the team, and a lot of things are not what I expected. For now, it’s more important to improve each player than the team as a whole,” he said.

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