‘Hijab giant’ Megawati Puthiwi (real name Mega) has been flying high in the second half of the season, raising the prospect of spring volleyball in Jungkwanjang for the first time in seven years.
Mega is the biggest star to emerge from the Asian quota system, which was first introduced in the V-League this season. The tallest player in the Asian Quarterfinals, Mega used her 1.85-meter (85-centimeter) height to her advantage and her fierce serve to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the first round of the 안전 토토사이트 V-League.
Her seemingly unstoppable performance slowed down in the middle of the season. His hard-hitting style of play backfired. The power-oriented offense without any paint moves led to simplified offensive patterns, which opponents quickly saw through. In October, when the first round was held, I scored more than 20 points throughout, but I bottomed out with 8 points against Korea Expressway Corporation on the 1st of last month.
In Round 5, I seem to have regained my form. The biggest reason for the rebound is that my teammates and I are getting along well. She has also found confidence with foreign recruit Jia, forming a strong attacking combination, and is adjusting to setter Yeom Hye-sun’s toss. The team continues to excel in key offensive metrics with 559 points (6th), 43.46% attack success rate (4th), and 0.22 service points per set (5th).
The team’s ‘powerhouse killer’ aspect also stands out. The first round match against Heungkuk Life Insurance and the match against Hyundai E&C on April 4 are two examples. In both matches, Mega led the team to victory by scoring the most points (31) in a full-set match. Against Hyundai E&C, she also excelled in other metrics. The team posted an offensive success rate of 52.94% and a share of 31.88%, snapping the league-leading Hyundai E&C’s eight-game winning streak.
The victory also brightened the outlook for Jung’s spring volleyball team. With the three-game winning streak, the team has accumulated 41 points (13 wins, 13 losses) and narrowed the gap with third-place GS Caltex (43 points, 15 wins, 10 losses). The semi-playoffs are decided by a three-point gap between third and fourth place, so a two-point difference is significant. For Jeong, who missed out on spring volleyball by finishing fourth in the last two seasons, this is a golden opportunity to qualify for the postseason for the first time in seven years.