Women’s handball ‘defending champion’ Kim Min-seo, who was selected as the MVP of the World Youth Championship last August by Samcheok City Hall, played an active part in her debut match with 8 goals and 6 assists, and opened the 2022-2023 SK Handball Korea League Women’s Division crowned with victory.
Samcheok City Hall, led by coach Lee Gye-cheong, beat Incheon City Hall 28-24 in the opening match of the first round of the women’s division held at Gwangmyeong Citizens Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 5th.
Samcheok City Hall, which dominated the regular league and championship finals last season, led the first half 15-9 comfortably with Kim Min-seo, 메이저사이트 who was selected in the rookie draft last year, scoring 5 goals in the first half alone.
In the second half, Samcheok City Hall, who even put in Kim On-a, a veteran from the national team who was recruited ahead of this season, ran away with an 8-goal gap at one point in the second half.
Incheon City Hall caught up to 19-23, 4 goals with Jang Na-yeon and Oh Ye-dam with 10 minutes left until the end of the second half, but the gap of 6 goals in the first half was too large to reverse the game.
Samcheok City Hall made it 24-19 with the score of Kim On-ah, who played for Incheon City Hall until last season, and Kim So-yeon’s quick attack made it 6 goals again and consolidated the victory.
Samcheok City Hall Kim Min-seo recorded 8 goals and 6 assists alone, all of which were the most in the team, so it was a big success that was not like a rookie.
Kim Min-seo scored 9 goals against Denmark, a ‘handball powerhouse’, in the final of the World Youth Championship last August, and was awarded MVP honors by ranking second in both points and assists.
Wearing the Samcheok City Hall uniform with the 7th overall pick in the rookie draft in October of last year, he has lived up to his name as the ‘World MVP’ since his unemployed debut that day.
In an interview after the game, Kim Min-seo expressed her feelings, saying, “It’s so nice to have a good button to win in the first unemployment game,” and “I was able to do it with confidence because my sisters helped me well.”
Ahead of this season, Kim On-ah, wearing the Samcheok City Hall uniform, played in the second half against her ‘parent’ Incheon City Hall and scored two goals and three assists.
In the game that followed, SK Sugar Gliders won their first victory by beating Seoul City Hall 30-29, with a one-goal difference.
SK led by 8 goals at one point in the second half, 23-15, but allowed the pursuit to 1 goal, but defended the victory with Kwon Na, who scored 10 goals alone.
Prior to the match between SK and Seoul City Hall, members of Gwangmyeong City, Gyeonggi Province, Lim Oh-gyeong (Gwangmyeong A) and Yang Ki-dae (Democratic Party of Korea Gwangmyeong Eul and Lee Sang) pitched the first pitch.
Rep. Lim Oh-gyeong, spokesman for the Democratic Party, is also a handball gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.