Men’s professional volleyball KEPCO continued to spark hope for advancing into spring volleyball. KEPCO played a home game against OK Financial Group in the 2022-23 Dodram V League at Suwon Gymnasium on the 12th.
Both KEPCO and OK Financial Group needed a 3-point victory on the day. It is a necessary condition for making the semi-playoffs.
KEPCO beat OK Financial Group with a set score of 3-1 (25-18 20-25 25-20 25-21). With the victory on this day, KEPCO became 17-18 (53 points) and kept 4th place.
The difference between the 3rd place Woori Card (19-16 loss and 55 points) was narrowed to 2 points. If the difference in points between the 3rd place team and the 3rd place team is less than 3, a single match semi-playoff will be held.
OK Financial Group ended up empty-handed and became 14-20 (42 points) and stayed in 5th place. OK Financial Group lost the possibility of advancing to spring volleyball this day.
KEPCO’s ‘Jupo’ Tais (Netherlands) became the main player in the victory by posting 27 points, which is a lot of talent in the team. Im Seong-jin also helped with 12 points, and middle blocker Shin Young-seok scored 10 points including 6 blocks.
OK Financial Group’s ‘main gun’ Leo (Cuba) scored 28 points, the most for both teams combined, and rookie Shin Shin-jin scored 12 points, but the team failed to prevent defeat. 메이저놀이터
Leo succeeded in 5 sub-aces that day, and achieved 350 sub-aces (3rd in history) in the V-League, but the team lost.
KEPCO played an active role in the middle blocker Jo Geun-ho in addition to Thais in the first set. Cho Geun-ho scored 4 points, including two interceptions, helping KEPCO win the lead.
OK Financial Group, which gave up the first set, also launched a counterattack. Leo and Shin Ho-jin scored 8 and 6 points in the second set, respectively, and beat KEPCO in the firepower showdown. I took the set and balanced the game.
However, KEPCO regrouped and took the set lead again by winning the third set. In the second half of the 4th set, KEPCO consolidated its victory by winning 24-21 with Thais’ successful attacks one after another.
In the next rally, Shin Young-seok blocked Cha Ji-hwan’s open attack, and KEPCO confirmed victory.
KEPCO will play the final game of the regular league against KB Insurance at the Suwon Gymnasium on the 17th. If Woori Card wins by winning 3 points against Korean Air on the 16th, the difference between the two teams will widen to 5 points again. However, if KEPCO wins KB Insurance, the difference in points will be narrowed to less than 3, so a semi-playoff will be held.