“I still can’t believe I won.”
The Korea Expressway Corporation High Pass Volleyball Team wrote the history of Korean professional volleyball. In the 2022-2023 Dodram V-League Championship Final, the Korea Expressway Corporation defeated Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders with 3 wins and 2 losses and won the championship.
The start of the road construction was not good. Heungkuk Life Insurance gave all the 1st and 2nd matches held in Incheon and was driven to the edge of the cliff. However, they succeeded in reversing the atmosphere in Gimcheon. They won all 2 games at home and led the game to the last 5 games.
The 5th match also unfolded. Heungkuk Life Insurance took the first set. However, the road construction won 2 or 3 sets in a row. Highway Corporation gave the 4th set to Heungkuk Life Insurance, but won the 5th set 15-13.
Highway Corporation is the first team to win a come-from-behind victory after losing the first and second games in the V-League championship match.
Park Jung-ah and Catbell, who led the road construction championship, were invited to pitch and start the game between the Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 16th.
In an interview with reporters before the match, Catbell, who served as the starter, said, “I still can’t believe I won. When I wake up in the morning, I’m like, ‘Did I really win?’ I still have the feeling,” he said.
Catbell said, “It was not an easy situation since we started the championship match with two losses, but it came emotionally that we went through one by one and eventually reached the 5th game. So I even shed some tears during the 4th game.” I think I remembered a lot of the difficult things I faced. I am more happy and moved to be able to win.”
“It was more difficult to see Park Jung-ah and the other players sick as we approached the end,” he added.
Catbell wore the road construction uniform in place of Katarina during this season. Catbell’s performance shined even more in the championship match. In Game 5, he posted 32 points, the most on the team, and had an offensive success rate of 45%. He was named MVP of the championship match, receiving 17 votes in MVP voting.먹튀검증
Catbell said, “I think I was more happy because I didn’t expect to come back to Korea this season and to win the MVP in the championship match. Actually, I came to a good team and just put a spoon on the cake.”