A player who played the role of a licorice for the victory of Korea Expressway Corporation. It is Lee Ye-eun, a rookie.
Lee Ye-eun contributed to the team’s set score 3-1 victory by scoring 2 points in the third game of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Championship against Heungkuk Life Insurance held at Gimcheon Gymnasium on the 2nd. She didn’t score much, but she did her part, shaking opponents with her decisive serve.
Lee Ye-eun is an outside hitter who was nominated by the Korea Expressway Corporation in the 2nd round and 3rd place in the rookie draft last year. Born in 2004, she was a ‘scene stealer’ who changed the flow of the game with her bold serve even though she was a rookie who had just come of age.
Even Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza, the enemy general, said, “I knew what serve that player was putting in, but he couldn’t catch it. He was ashamed,” he said, expressing regret.
After the game, Kim Jong-min, Korea Expressway Corporation coach, also praised Lee Ye-eun. He said, “I have been a leader for 20 years, and I have understood the players’ tendencies. He has a ‘brain’ and is a strong player in the big game. He hadn’t seen that type of player in a long time. He himself goes inside and looks forward to it. He can be difficult offensively due to his small stature, but he is good at defense and serving. You might want to watch it,” he said. 메이저놀이터
Team senior Park Jung-ah also said, “Ye-eun’s nickname is gold. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t look nervous. She’s not ready to go in, but she does her part. Thank you.” Bae Yoo-na said, “It was unusual from the first time I came. She has not practiced much, but she is a style that actively learns the formations such as serve and defense. He does the job well. I think the coach also believed in it and put it into a big game.”
Regarding this, Lee Ye-eun said, “I wasn’t nervous. Every time I went in, the unnies gave me bright faces, so I did it without trembling. I didn’t want to avoid my sisters. I thought it was an important game because it was a big game. To be honest, during the game, I didn’t think about anything. The unnies told me that they did well, so it was only then that I realized it.” He continued, “They are seniors who I saw and thought were cool since I was in elementary, middle and high school. Sitting here together is honestly like a dream,” he said with a smile.
Regarding the secret to using an effective serve, Lee Ye-eun said, “The operation came out like that. So I did. He said to hit it short, but Heungkuk Life Insurance knew that and tried to hit it long.”
Lee Ye-eun, who received a lot of attention through the 3rd game, pledged to play an active part in the 4th game that followed, saying, “I will continue to do well as the coach tells me to do.”