Heungkuk Life’s Park Hyun-joo’s eyes were red after the second match of Group B of the ‘2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament’ at the Gumi Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, on April 1.먹튀검증
Heungkuk Life won the match against Thailand’s Supreme Chonburi in straight sets, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-10).
Park Hyun-joo started the match as the apogee scorcher. Abondanza rested some players, including Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Soo-ji, as well as some players with injuries. ”We have some injuries, so we’re going to use different players from the last game,” Abondanza said before the match.
Heungkuk Life lost the first match of the cup tournament against IBK with a set score of 0-3. After the shutout loss, Abondanza said, “I think the players were very nervous in the last game, but I hope they will stay calm and show their energy.”
Heungkuk Life had the first laugh in the first set against the Supreme, with a spike attack by Jung Yoon-ju and a service ace by Lee Ju-ah.
In the second set, Heungkuk Life took the lead with back-to-back service aces from Byun Ji-soo, with Kim Mi-yeon, Jung Yoon-joo, and Park Hyun-joo doing their part, and took the second set with a 23-18 lead thanks to kills from Lee Ju-ah and Park Eun-seo.
The third set was even more one-sided. After taking a clear lead with three consecutive points from Jung Yoon-ju, Heungkuk Life pressured its opponent further and extended the score to 10 points, before Kim Da-sol’s service ace and Park Hyun-joo’s push put the match away.
Park finished with 13 points in the match, followed by Jung Yoon-ju (17 points) and Kim Mi-yeon (15 points). In the first game of the tournament, against IBK, Park was disappointed with herself and the team as she scored in single digits despite many chances.
After the match, Park had tears in her eyes as she stretched. But she managed to hold it together. Her teammates were momentarily confused by her tears after the team’s victory, but they understood the meaning of her tears and gave her a pat on the head and shoulder.
Park Hyun-joo was selected by Heungkuk Life as the No. 1 pick in the second round of the 2019-2020 rookie draft and plays outside hitter and outside hitter.