12 consecutive victories after the opening according to the well-being top ranking Hyundai E&C’s overwhelming record of ‘no defeat’
Women’s professional volleyball Hyundai E&C became the best team in the V-League last season (2021-22 season). Defeat is an unfamiliar word for Hyundai E&C, which has won 12 consecutive victories in the first and second rounds since the opening of the season.
At the time, the first opponent in the third round, the Korea Expressway Corporation (hereafter referred to as Expressway Corporation), was caught 2-3 after a close match to the full set, and the winning streak was cut off, but the upward trend continued after that.
Hyundai E&C immediately recorded 14 consecutive wins and finished the season with 27 wins and 3 losses (82 points). However, from the perspective of Hyundai E&C, it has become a season with more regrets than ever.
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), a group infection occurred in the women’s team, including Hyundai E&C, so the regular league ended early in the 5th round. Spring volleyball was not held here either.
Hyundai E&C failed to reach the first 100 points in the overall championship and V-League men and women. For this reason, the meaning faded as it failed to exceed the record of 84 points recorded by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the men’s 2011-12 and 2014-15 seasons, but the momentum of Hyundai E&C was great. It far exceeded the 73 points recorded by IBK Industrial Bank in the 2012-13 season, which was the most points in a single season in the women’s division.
Ahead of the opening of this season (2022-23 season), Hyundai E&C was evaluated as a strong team. However, there were many expectations that it would not be able to continue the same momentum as last season. Most of all, it is because there is a clear competitive team.
This is because Kim Yeon-kyung returned to the V-League and wore the Heungkuk Life Insurance uniform again. In addition, GS Caltex and Korea Expressway Corporation were also evaluated as ‘opponents’ because the off-season power leakage was not large.
However, after opening the lid this season, Hyundai E&C is running as fast as last season. On the 8th, they won an away game against GS Caltex held at Jangchung Gymnasium, and once again achieved 12 consecutive wins after the opening after last season. Hyundai E&C is showing an overwhelming appearance by finishing the first and second rounds in two seasons in a row.
Most of the key players are in the top ranks in the Welcome Savings Bank’s ‘Well Bang Top Ranking’, which is an evaluation system for women’s V-League players, which Hyundai E&C is conducting this season as well as last season. Wellbang Top Ranking is a player evaluation system introduced by Wellcome Savings Bank through professional baseball since 2017.
Well-being top-ranking volleyball went one step further from simple records such as scoring and attack success rate, and made it possible to objectively evaluate the contribution of players involved in winning or losing the game. The veteran Yang Hyo-jin, who is playing in the middle blocker position of Hyundai E&C, still boasts the best skills.
As of the 14th, he is recording 843.4 well-being top ranking points. Although there is a difference from Bae Yu-na (Highway Corporation, 871.6 points), who is in first place, considering that Yang Hyo-jin has fewer games, it can be seen as an excellent performance.
Lee Da-hyun, who is paired with Yang Hyo-jin in the middle blocker position, was ranked 8th with 521.2 points. Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun are both in the ‘Top 8’.
Yasmin “Main Gun” (USA) faced the bad news of a shoulder injury at the beginning of this season, but is ranked 5th with 1107.0 points in the Apposite Spiker position. Because Yasmin gives strength in the attack, Hyundai E&C’s winning streak does not know how to stop.
On the outside heater side, Hyundai E&C’s players are relatively low in the well-being top ranking. It is because Yang Hyo-jin and Yasmin account for a high portion of the team’s offense. Hwang Min-kyung remains in ninth place with 775.0 points, but she is ahead of Kang So-hui (624.2 points, 12th place) and Yoo Seo-yeon (758.8 points, 10th place, GS Caltex), who have a greater attack weight than herself.
Here, another outside heater resource, Go Ye-rim, is also ranked 15th with 546.6 points, and Jung Ji-yoon, who is positioned as the best replacement resource in the V-League as well as his team, is also ranked 16th with 494.2 points.
In the other two positions, Hyundai E&C players are also ranked high. Kim Yeon-gyeon ranked 4th in the libero category with 550.6 points, and Kim Da-in ranked 5th in the setter category with 808.0 points. In particular, Kim Da-in’s growth is a great boost to Hyundai E&C’s winning streak.
Above all, Hyundai E&C won both home and away matches in the first and second rounds against Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is considered the strongest competitor. The match did not even progress until the full set. Hyundai E&C won 3-1, 3-0 in the first and second rounds against Heungkuk Life Insurance and took 6 points.
Based on the well-being top ranking, Hyundai E&C has a comparative advantage over Heungkuk Life Insurance in the middle blocker, setter, and libero positions. For Heungkuk Life Insurance, Lee Joo-ah is 3rd with 633.4 points and Kim Na-hee is 10th with 371.2 points in the middle blocker. Veteran libero Kim Hae-ran is in second place with 579.2 points, but it is only 28.6 points behind Kim Yeon-gyeon, who has fewer games. In the setter category, Da-Sol Kim is in the 3rd place with 835.8 points, but Da-in Kim is also ahead considering the difference in the number of games.
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance is still considered the strongest candidate to block Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s winning streak. This is because Kim Yeon-kyung is ranked 1st and 7th in the outside heater rankings with 1319.8 points and Kim Mi-yeon with 927.8 points, and Yelena (Bosnia) is running second with 1350.4 points in Apposite Spiker.
The third round match between Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance is scheduled for the 29th at Suwon Gymnasium, the home court of Hyundai E&C. If Hyundai E&C continues to win until this game, it will meet Heungkuk Life Insurance in the middle of a 16-game winning streak.
Hyundai E&C was evaluated as the team with the smallest difference in skill between the starting pitcher and the backup last season, but this is still valid this season. You can understand this well not only through the official records of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO), which hosts the V-League, but also through the well-banged top rankings. 토토
Wellbang Top Ranking is a new concept player evaluation system that can evaluate player abilities based on official records for each event in volleyball (V-League), professional baseball (KBO League) and professional billiards (PBA). You can check the position division ranking chart and individual player score status through the official website.
Broadcasting companies (KBS N Sports, SBS Sports) that broadcast the V-League also provide well-bang top rankings, so not only volleyball fans but also viewers can enjoy the game more fun with their favorite commentators.
In the case of the V-League, it is applied only to the women’s division, but we are hearing that the Well-Bang Top Ranking is now taking its place as a representative record and player evaluation index from volleyball fans.
Above all, it is interesting from volleyball fans that the player’s ability is evaluated by scoring all plays that occur during the game, including individual items such as attack, serve, blocking, set, receive, and dig, along with the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO). It is considered one of the leading causes.
In the case of men’s, the average viewership for October and November is KBS N Sports 0.44% and SBS Sports 0.37%, while the women’s division is more than twice as KBS N Sports 0.78% and SBS Sports 0.90%. It can also be seen as meaning that the well-being top ranking is contributing to the popularity and success of women’s volleyball.