“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.