Men’s professional volleyball KEPCO saved the fire of ‘Spring Volleyball’.
KEPCO, led by coach Kwon Young-min, won an away game against Hyundai Capital in the 6th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Regular League held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-soon Gymnasium on the 9th with a set score of 3-0 (25-21 25-20 25-22). .
4th place KEPCO, which recently fell into the mire of two consecutive losses, secured a foothold to escape from sluggishness by winning a ‘shutout’ after a long time먹튀검증. They caught the ‘big fish’ of 2nd place Hyundai Capital and earned 3 points, further increasing their chances of advancing to the postseason.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital, which was busy chasing Korean Air, suffered two fatal losses in a row and was further away from winning the regular league.
KEPCO, the difference in concentration made by desperation
The two teams revealed a difference in concentration from the first set. KEPCO saved the ball with persistent dig and scored, while Hyundai Capital made frequent mistakes. Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong unusually called the players from the start of the game and reprimanded them, but there was no significant change.
On the contrary, Hyundai Capital faced the bad news that Jeon Kwang-in was replaced due to a broken ankle injury during the blocking process, and KEPCO won the first set much more comfortably than expected while steadily accumulating points with the stable attack power led by Lim Seong-jin.
KEPCO, which gained momentum, put pressure on Hyundai Capital in the second set. Even foreign striker Tais Leul Host (registered name Tais), who had been sluggish with only two points in the first set, came back to life and continued to lead without a major crisis throughout the set.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital, where one axis of the triangular formation collapsed due to Jeon Kwang-in’s injury, tried to fill the empty score with a quick attack using Park Sang-ha, but there was no destructive power enough to turn the game around.
The third set was not easy. KEPCO gave up the lead when Hyundai Capital’s Oreol Cameho’s three consecutive serve aces broke out. However, Seo Jae-deok came out as a solution. At the end of the set, he led a reversal with an exciting open attack and a serve ace, and KEPCO won the 3rd set and won a valuable victory on the expedition.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital was also disappointed with the loss, but if Jeon Kwang-in is confirmed with a major injury ahead of spring volleyball, he will suffer more than one loss.
KEPCO dreams of ‘Again 2022’
KEPCO led the attack with Thais and Seo Jae-deok scoring 16 and 14 points, respectively, but Lim Seong-jin, who scored 9 points, also stood out. For KEPCO, Seong-Jin Lim, whose scoring ability has been low recently, has done his part for the first time in a long time.
With this, KEPCO narrowed the gap with 3rd place Woori Card again to 3 points, continuing their hopes for the postseason.
In the V-League Postseason, the 1st place advances to the championship match, and the 2nd and 3rd places advance to the playoffs. However, there is hope for the 4th place as well. If the difference in points between 3rd and 4th place ends within 3 points, the two teams must play a semi-playoff with a single-elimination system.
Last season, KEPCO had a fierce chase with Woori Card until the final game of the regular league to advance to the playoffs. At the time, KEPCO made a dramatic playoff by winning the final game, making a 3-point difference with Woori Card in 3rd place. There are still two games left, so depending on the results, it is possible to rise to third place.
Coincidentally, attention is focusing on whether KEPCO, which is taking on the same challenge this season, will be able to win a postseason ticket.