Women’s professional volleyball GS Caltex failed to fill the void of foreign player Moma Basoko (registered name MoMA) and was caught at the bottom of Pepper Savings Bank.
GS Caltex lost with a set score of 1-3 (24-26 26-24 23-25 23-25) in an away game against Pepper Savings Bank in the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Division held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 23rd.
With this, GS Caltex, whose 3 consecutive wins ended, remained at 33 points (11 wins, 12 losses) and could not widen the gap with the 4th place Korea Expressway Corporation (32 points).
The match between the two teams was a close match with a difference of 2 points in each set, including two deuces, and the difference between the presence and absence of foreign players was significant.
GS Caltex faced a crisis when Moma injured her knee in the previous Hyundai E&C battle. MoMA did not accompany the Gwangju expedition to protect players, and GS Caltex dealt with Pepper Savings Bank only with domestic players.
While MoMA was absent, Kang So-hui scored 22 points and Yoo Seo-yeon scored 17 points, but it was not enough to prevent the team from losing.
On the other hand, Pepper Savings Bank’s libero Oh Ji-young was absent, but foreign player Nia Reid led the team’s offense with 28 points, the most of both teams, and became the main contributor to the victory. 메이저놀이터
Nia Reid scored consecutively in the 3rd set 23-23, giving the team the lead, and also succeeded in attacking the game in the 4th set 24-23.
With Nia Reed’s performance at the forefront, Pepper Savings Bank escaped from a 13-game losing streak at home. It was the first time in 346 days since the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance on February 11 last year that the victory was won in front of the home crowd.
In addition, Pepper Savings Bank won its second victory this season following its first victory in the Korea Expressway Corporation expedition on December 31 last year.
On the other hand, GS Caltex, who challenged to win 4 consecutive wins, the most of the team this season, felt the gap of MoMA.