It’s been about a month since I scored 10 or more points in a game. Woori Card coach Shin Young-cheol smiled at the performance of veteran outside hitter Song Hee-chae (30).
Woori Card won with a set score of 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16) in a match against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the third round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Division held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 17th. With this, Woori Card jumped to 4th place, beating KEPCO with 8 wins and 6 losses (21 points).
The ace on this day was Kim Ji-han (23), who achieved the first triple crown since his debut with 29 points, including 3 blocking points, 4 points for sub ace, and 8 points for rear attack. However, Na Gyeong-bok and Song Hee-chae also scored 17 points and 12 points, respectively, and along with Kim Ji-han, they did not feel the void of Riverman Agamez (37), a foreigner. 안전놀이터
In particular, the rebound of outside heater Song Hee-chae was good news for Woori Card, which has a series of matches with OK Savings Bank and Korean Air next week. Unlike the beginning of the season, Song Hee-chae was not helping the team due to his recent sluggish performance. After scoring 16 points against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the second round on the 18th of last month, double-digit scores were missing, and finally accepted the shocking result of being excluded from the entry in the Hyundai Capital match on the 14th.
The desperate veteran showed a 180 degree change. At the beginning of the 1st set, he brought the atmosphere with a direct kill, and in the 4th set, he succeeded in back-and-forth and open attacks in succession at 21-13, practically putting a wedge in the team’s winning mood. With 12 points, including 2 points for blocking and 1 point for back attack, it was like Altoran in the air and defense.
Woori Card manager Shin Yeong-chul, who gave Song Hee-chae the starting outside heater that day and gave him faith, said, “That position is the position that (Song) Hee-chae should do. Today, he did his part in serving and attacking. He praised again, saying, “Hee-chae did a pretty good job,” saying, “I think I thought it was the last time, or I felt what the coach wanted volleyball to be.”
Overall, it was a match for Woori Card where everything went well. Coach Shin said, “As a manager, I want to praise the players for working hard even in the absence of Agamez.” He knew how to do it, and he did very well. The serve and all the rhythms in the attack have a softer taste.”