Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min, who has recently been on the rise with four consecutive victories, smiled broadly at the performance of foreign player Catbell.
Coach Kim talked about Catbell in an interview with IBK Industrial Bank in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V-League Women’s Division held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 17th. Catbell joined the road construction on the 4th as a substitute for former foreign player Katarina.
Catbell started her professional career at GS Caltex in the 2015-2016 season. In the 2021-2022 season, she experienced her second V-League wearing a Heungkuk Life Insurance uniform.
Catbell, who met her third V-League team through this contract, played a comeback match through the KGC Ginseng Construction match on the 6th. Although her attack success rate was low at 25%, she made a strong impression by posting 20 points. 안전놀이터
Then, on the 12th, he played an active role in the Pepper Savings Bank game with 22 points and an attack success rate of 43.48%, emerging as a new main gun for the Korea Expressway Corporation. Thanks to Catbell’s performance, the Korea Expressway Corporation has recently been on a four-game winning streak.
Manager Kim praised, “After Catbell came, the atmosphere changed. He was a bright and positive player.” He continued, “At first, I was worried because my knee was not in good condition, but I will take good care of it and prepare to play well until the end of the season.”
Ace Park Jung-ah, who suffered from a big toe injury recently, returned through the Pepper Savings Bank match on the 12th. He came as a substitute in the first set and showed off his strength with 12 points and an attack success rate of 45.83%.
On this day, in the face-to-face match with IBK Industrial Bank, he will start as a starter. Regarding Park Jung-ah’s physical condition, coach Kim explained, “Her condition has improved compared to before, and the injured area has also improved.” However, she said, “I think it will take a little longer to get her breathing perfectly.”
After the game on this day, the road construction must play the game at intervals of 2 to 3 days, such as the 21st, 24th, and 26th. Ahead of the forced march, coach Kim confessed, “The physical aspect is always difficult. Even if only one member is missing from the best members, there will be a big gap.” However, he promised, “I will do my best in today’s game without worrying about the next game.”