Winning team Roadworks trades 2 for 2 with KGC… Why they chose Go Eui-jung-Pak
Defending champion Gimcheon Korea Expressway Corporation is looking to bolster its roster ahead of the start of the season.
On the 23rd, Korea Expressway Corporation and KGC Ginseng Corporation made a 2-for-2 trade. The Giants received outside hitter Kim Se-in (20) and setter Ahn Yerim (21) from KGC Ginseng in exchange for outside hitter Ko Eui-jeong (23) and setter Park Eun-ji (19).
While the trades are for players in the same position, the focus is on adding a few more pieces for both teams.스포츠토토
Ko, who wears the uniform of Korea Expressway Corporation, joined KGC Ginseng Corporation with the fifth pick of the second round in the 2018-2019 rookie draft and has been a consistent performer every season since. She has good physicality (181 cm-71 kg) and a strong serve and offense. He was picked up to compensate for the loss of offense after Park Jung-ah left for Gwangju Pepper Savings as a free agent (FA) during the off-season.
On the other hand, Kim Sae-in, who plays the same position, was selected by Pepper Savings Bank in the 2021-2022 rookie draft and moved to Roadworks last season before returning to KGC.
Go Eui-jeong in the Korea Expressway Corporation uniform. /Photo: Korea Express
He showed signs of growth in the opening match of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Competition against Pepper Savings Bank on March 29, scoring a team-high 20 points, but his focus was on defense rather than offense.
On the other hand, the change in the setter position was meant to change the atmosphere of both teams.
Park Eun-ji, who will wear the Roadworks uniform, is a setter who joined KGC Ginseng Corporation with the fourth pick of the first round in the 2022-2023 rookie draft. She has a strong serve and blocking game, and was nominated for the Rookie of the Year award last season after posting a 35.2% set success rate (26 matches, 67 sets).
Ahn Yerim is a 6-foot-2 setter who was selected by KGC in the 2019-2020 rookie draft.
“This trade came about as a result of our mutual goals to compensate for the deficiencies of both teams ahead of the new season,” said Kim Jong-min, head coach of Korea Expressway Corporation. “We hope that both players will perform well in their new teams and create a ‘win-win’ for both teams.”
“We made the trade to complement the offensive and defensive strengths of both teams and to seek a change of atmosphere through a setter change,” said Ginseng Corporation.