Posts by ian3373

    Pepper vs Hillstate..


    Hillstate is not as good as before, but still dominant to the point the coach can play the subs (Lee Na Yeon, Hwang YJ, and Jung Ji Young)...

    Too bad Pepper is even worse.. Too many errors made ...

    Another Hillstate player got MVP: Lee Da Hyeon... seems even MVP is rotated between Hillstate players...:D

    Just watch some of the replay KGC vs IBK...

    Lee SY seems good and enjoy her play... got another MVP... She can be the "ace" for KGC just like the 4 I mentioned in my previous comment.. I hope she's not injured again...

    No KHJ made IBK lost 0-3, instead the usual 1-3...:D

    I say IBK foreigner is not good....


    On side note, If I'm not wrong KGC coach was IBK coach's assistant back then.. So ex-assistant beat his former boss twice already.. Even better this 2nd match he is not on the court, only his assistant (due to the red card last match before).. Still beat the former boss...:)

    PS doesn't look like PS without LJY tbh, their franchise player for so long, but anyway that's long past and over now

    I do miss her playing as well as foreigners in the league though (her spikes... so amazing to watch)


    I'm impressed by Lee Juah stepping up, though still early in season and YHJ doesn't play as much since Hillstate has many MBs

    Yes.. Her spike is very satisfying to watch.....


    There are only 4 K-players so far (that I know of) that can be trusted by their teams to score equally high as their foreigners, because they're really consistent in scoring: KYK (only few seasons in SK but still score so high), Hwang Yoon Joo (the best and only natural OPP that SK ever produced), Yang HJ ( though last few seasons her pts getting lower) and LJY....

    I thought Park JA could be another one.. but she couldn't, whit her "one style" spike: hit hard ....

    I have high expectation for Kang SH ad Lee Soo Young that now they are on separate teams, despite they seem still inconsistent so far.. It's really not easy to bear the responsibility as the real ace in scoring.. I hope they can improve...

    Just watched replay Hillstate vs GS ....

    First 2 sets are lively with quick changing scores .... Jasmeen and Moma are in competition who hits most faces, literally...:)

    Hwang Min Kyoung are the star in defense...Her digs are so lit in this match... A little hard to win 2-0 for Hillstate...

    Set 3 is one sided match... Hillstate raised a wall so hard that GS attackers so frustrated and loose their spirit.. Even GS coach didn't know what to do, so he keep changing the setter back and forth....:D

    Yang Hyo Jin, Lee Da Hyeon, n Jasmeen keep blocking the balls left and right...heck even Go Ye Rim has a block point... They also get many service aces....

    So GS only got 10 pts.....

    The whole match only lasted 1 H 40 mnt (including ads, breaks, and MVP interview)

    Hwang MK deserved her MVP...

    Glorious 2nd R start for Hillstate....

    Those stats... 2 things :

    - There is no Korean players in top 5 scorer.... usually LJY (KYK last season) was on it represented K-players.. so still no K-player that trusted enough to score as many as LJY n KYK did for Pink Spider... Kang SH save K-players' "face" in top 5 spike list...


    - I'm glad Lee Ju Ah improve her blocking stats enough to top it above Yang HJ..... Higher chance to be called up to NT if she can keep it up....

    After watching the full replay, I agree that Hillstate defense is superb... Even Yang HJ is good at digging, which was usually her weakness..

    Each player contribute nicely... Kim Da In is more and more like LDY in her style.. especially her "emergency" setting... Her blocking is also improve...

    The MBs are really formidable just like season 19/20..

    At last , Hwang YJ is deserved her MVP... She's really on fire..


    For KGC, LSY is really having a bad day to the point she's frustrated and subbed out in the end of 3rd set...

    Han Song Yi is even subbed out in early 2nd set and not play again... Jung Ho Young is not bad in replacing her as MB...

    I like the libero .. She's good..

    I just watched the highlight.. Looks like H Yoon Ju still got it, very good in replacing Yasmin.. Lee Da Hyeon also shined in blocking left and right...

    Tight in 2nd set , but eventually Hillstate dominate and took 3-0 win...

    Hillstate looks very strong in the highlight....

    I just watched the highlight.. It's very short... I'm glad they win...Lee Da Hyeon and Moon YH played... Good for them...


    JPN also won vs CHN 3-0... so JPN lead with 2 straight wins in in this group... I hope SK can win them...

    I really want see hyundai hillstate setter play in Olympics ;(


    Has she ever been called for NT before?

    Well, she didn't have a a chance... She was picked as rookie at season 17/18 (along with Kim Ju Hyang), the year that Lee Da Young just started as main setter for Hillstate... Since Lee Do Hee (who was also just started as Head coach) rarely to rotate her players and LDY had great stamina and steadily performed very well, Kim Da In didn't have many chances to play.. Continued for the next 2 seasons...

    LDY left, Kim Da In had a chance...She started season 20/21 as back up for Lee Na Yeon, but she improved nicely that slowly become the main setter...She got noticed by NT coach , then got called... Good performance, indeed...

    I also hope she got chance to perform in VNL , then OG...

    I don't think KVA has any authority to block the twins' transfer to an overseas league. If the twins want to play overseas then they will have to ask Heungkuk for an arbitrary withdrawal first. However, upon their return to South Korea, the twins would still be tied to Heungkuk.

    It's just like KYK.... If they go abroad, they will be back in close of their retirement, just like 'KYK.... Well, depend on their performance of course..

    How many seasons does KYK still "owe" to Pink Spiders?

    I think Lee Do Hee (ex Hillstate's coach) had the luckiest "eye" in picking rookies each season... There are now 4 of her picks are called for NT: Kim Ju Hyang (2 yrs in Hillstate then trade for Go Ye Rim), Jung Ji Yun, Lee Da Hyeon, and Kim Da In....

    And in 20/21 the libero/pinch server Ha Mi Reu was the only other rookie that get voted in Best Rookie Award....

    PSB should sign her for their coach...

    Wow... Yang HJ retained her 11th Best MB!! That's really surprise me.... and with Han Song Yi, also a little surprise though kind of expected...

    Diouf got the best OP... as expected...

    Other positions are no surprises as well.. including KYK as MVP.. It's obvious, her "rival" as scoring OH was only LJY.. LSY got 2 less pts is good achievement....


    Rookie of the year, Lee SW really had no rival.. other teams didn't played their rookies as much as her....


    So, this is the official end of season 20/21.....

    So PS is gonna re-sign Kim Mi Yeon (?). Other option is to sign Choi Eun Ji or Ha HyeJin... or trade players....

    If KYK doesn't stay, PS is really the weakest team....

    In which area do u think they should improve?

    The 2 liberos are not bad... MBs are also fine...

    So a setter, and good OP foreigner.... and an OH...

    So I was wrong... Diouf is gonna return... I guess she enjoyed her life in SK..Despite her "slow" movement (according to her critic), she's a scoring machine and She's going to be the first choice for sure... Which team is the first to pick?


    I think Kelsie is going back to Hi-Pass.. She was good there..


    Too bad Lazareva won't be back... She must have got offered from a "better" league, I assumed...

    I say Diouf is the same as Lutz, no way she will go through trial again....

    The other foreigners (except Bruna) are doing well in their teams... I wonder who will be offered to re-sign, and who will be willing.....

    Particularly Lazareva... It will be good if she re-signing.... I like her style of play....

    I don't know whether PSB has high budget....For starter, they can try to grab those FA players, like: Ha Hye Jin, Choi Eun Ji, Noh Ran, and Kim se Young... Already got OH, OP, Li, and MB....

    Heck, maybe they can get Kim MiYoun as well....plus Park sang Mi or Han Da Hye, if they are lucky.....

    For setter they better raise themselves from rookies...

    If Lutz doesn't get better offer, I think she would think to go to try out again... though it will not be Kixx who will choose first...


    Anyway, is the end of season awards still on?


    "New" faces will be on the Best 7 :

    Yang Hyo Jin will be "kicked out" of her 10 yrs throne.... Can't get her 11th...Best MBs I guess will be Bae YooNa and Kim YuRi...

    LJY also out of her reign.. Best OH should be KYK n Lee SY or Kang SH...

    LDY obviously can't get her 3rd either... Best Setter should be ahn Hye Jin...

    Best OP is between Diouf or Lutz... Well, should be Lutz..

    Best libero.. I don't really pay attention of most liberos... Should be Kixx libero Han Da Hye...

    So, Kixx suddenly has a lot of free salary cap.... I think they will only trying to keep Kang SH or Lee SY, or both... Kang SH must have a raise, so maybe around 400-500M... Lee SY is prone to injury, so that salary already at max, probably.. Maybe the libero will so try to keep... Between Han Sj and Kim YR, I think only one will be try to keep., or not at all...


    Kim Se Young I think will be retired, if no club interested ... Or she will lower her salary, relegate her to group B....

    Kim MY had very bad games on the final, I hope it's not lower her value....

    Kim SJ and Han Song Yi are in the same age with KYK... They might be want to follow suit, considering there are juniors that are good and can fill in their position as MBs...

    Yang HJ might be held by coaches or the FA... She's a couple younger than KYK, that can be "transition" captain for the next gen...The same thing to Kim HJ and Park Jeong Ah, as they are the same age bracket with Yang HJ... I think they can still play in OG 2024...