Kyunggi University won the ‘2023 KUSF College Football U League 2 Zone 6’ and was promoted to the U League 1.
Led by head coach Kwon Hyuk-cheol, Kyunggi University won the title after playing to a 1-1 draw against Seoul National University in the last 14th round at Jikdong Neighborhood Park Stadium in Uijeongbu on the morning of the 27th, finishing with a total of 33 points (10 W, 3 D, 1 L, +33 goals), overtaking Songho University (30-9 W, 3 D, 2 L, +17 goals), which lost 0-1 to Yeonsung University on the same day.
With the win, Gyeonggi punch their ticket to the U-League 1, which is reserved for the top team in each region.
Needing a draw or a win, Gyeonggi, which was two points behind Songhoe with 32 points prior to the match, dominated the game from the start with overwhelming offensive possession. Right wing-back Gong Taek-woo scored the opening goal just four minutes into the match to take the lead.
However, after an onslaught of counterattacks from Seoul National University, Kyunggi University conceded a goal in the 31st minute through Lee Woo-sung to end the first half at 1-1. In the second half, the team substituted Yang Jun-hyuk, Lee Ji-hyung, and Park Sung-joon in order to score an additional goal for their own victory, but they were unable to find the back of the net and settled for a draw.
At the same time, in the match between Songhoe University and Yeonsung University at Songhoe Stadium, Songhoe University lost 0-1 in the 41st minute to Yeonsung University’s Lee Jae-sung, giving the title to Kyunggi University in Region 6.토스카지노
“Last year, we lost to Hanyang University in our last game, so we were unfortunately not promoted, but this time, the players exerted their concentration to the end and achieved promotion,” said Kwon Hyuk-chul, head coach of Kyunggi University. “There are many strong teams in the U-League 1, so every game will not be easy, but we expect to play better next year because we have many underclassmen as the main players.”
Kwon continued, “I know we have a lot of good players from the freshman class. With them on board, we will be even stronger. I’m very grateful to the players for their hard work and dedication to win the region after placing third at the Spring University Games in February. I would especially like to thank the seniors who fought until the very end,” added the head coach.
Meanwhile, Oh Seung-kyu, KU’s college international, scored 11 goals in 13 games to finish second in scoring behind Kim Dong-hyun (Seoul Digital University – 12 goals in 14 games).