The women’s volleyball team is finding hope in Olympic qualification.
Head coach Cesar Hernandez’s women’s volleyball team lost a tightly contested match to Germany in the third match of Group C of the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification on Monday in Łódź, Poland, with a set score of 2-3 (13-25 21-25 25-23 25-22 7-15).
Despite the loss, it was a promising performance against the world’s 12th-ranked team. Korea lost the first set helplessly, but came back to life in the second set and managed to fight back in the third and fourth sets. The team’s ability to fight back after tenacious defense was revitalized. Overall, the team’s defensive focus improved, and their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities was better than before.
Kang So-hwi, who contributed 10 points against Italy and 16 points against Poland, was an ace. Kang led the team with 18 points. He also contributed to the offense with three blocked shots. Lee Han-bi added 15 points. The two scored seamlessly from the side and were able to keep Germany in a power struggle. The center also came alive. Park Eun-jin and Jung Ho-young each had eight points, while Lee Ju-ah added six.
Despite losing the fifth set due to exhaustion, the fact that they were able to take two sets against European powerhouse Germany and push the match to a fifth set proves that Cesarho has definitely made a difference. In his last match against Poland, he also managed to win a set after being in a close match throughout. This is a remarkable achievement considering they only won three sets in their 12 matches in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) this year.
Realistically, South Korea’s chances of qualifying for the Olympic Games are slim to none. With three losses already under their belt, their chances of punching their ticket to the knockout rounds are slim to none. The results of their upcoming matches against the United States, Colombia, Thailand, and Slovenia are unlikely to have an impact.바카라
However, the women’s volleyball team’s performance at the Olympic Qualifiers is significant because it gives them something to look forward to at the Hangzhou Asian Games. The team will compete at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, after the Olympic qualifiers. In the first round, South Korea, which is in Group C, will face Vietnam on Nov. 1 and Nepal on Nov. 2. For a team that has its sights set on a medal, it’s important for them to improve their performance through the Olympic qualifiers.
The key is to continue and improve on their current performance. Regardless of whether or not they qualify for the Olympic Games, if they continue to perform in a hopeful manner, the anticipation for the Asian Games will naturally grow.