We finally succeeded in liquidating our relationship with the natural enemy.
KEPCO won a set score 3-1 (13-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18) in the 5th round match against Korean Air in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s division held at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on the 2nd. . 5th place KEPCO, which had 3 consecutive wins, collected 3 points and recorded 11 wins, 14 losses and 35 points. It narrowed the gap with 4th place OK Financial Group (12 wins, 13 losses, 37 points) by 2 points.
KEPCO, which had three full set matches in four confrontations with Korean Air this season, but failed to win, bombarded the Korean Air court with a strong serve that day. In the first set, they were shaken by giving 6 points to Korean Air’s strong serve, but after that, the receive line stabilized and started a counterattack. The strong serve counter-fire strategy was also effective.
On this day, KEPCO’s Thais (20 points), Seo Jae-deok (15 points), and Lim Seong-jin (13 points) performed evenly.
After the game, KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min said, “In the first set, the score difference widened, so I couldn’t receive or serve. The players became rigid with the thought that they would win, so during the operation time, we said that we could do ours,” he said. “The players were nervous from the second set. It worked out well,” he said.
Director Kwon continued, “In the first set, I couldn’t receive, so the rhythm wasn’t right. In the 2nd to 4th sets, the serve worked well because I withstood the receive well.” We did a good job with the serve 카지노. It was different from the previous game that we hit hard and shook the opponent. If we block Lincoln a little more, we have a higher chance of winning the remaining game against Korean Air, so I think we need to pay attention to blocking Lincoln.”
Regarding Lim Seong-jin, who scored 13 points and took the center of the attack, he said, “When receiving, Seung-woo (Ha) is a good setter, so he can do various things instead of being concentrated on one side. When he receives, he can hit one or two blocking blocks. When his receive is stable, I think Sungjin’s attack will work well.”
On this day, KEPCO used Jang Ji-won and Lee Ji-seok as libero. Director Kwon said, “(Lee) Ji-seok focused on receiving. He is a player with strengths in defense, but in the first set, he did not receive too much, so he changed it in the sense of paying attention to receiving.”
The atmosphere improved along with the streak. Coach Kwon said, “The atmosphere of our team is good. Even though we lost 9 games in a row, the atmosphere did not subside. We did not try to make the atmosphere heavy just because we lost the game. He asked me not to lose the atmosphere even if I lost. I thought it was time for the staff and players to join forces after the 5th round, but I am grateful to the players for doing well.”
While participating in a fierce spring volleyball fight, coach Kwon said, “The goal before the season is to win, but now there is no time to think about that. Seung-woo is a good setter, but it takes six months to years to melt into the team. “I didn’t know if Seung-woo would hurt his finger. Still, winning one point with the will to win gave me strength. I said, ‘Let’s do our best in each game, and let’s play a winning game.'”