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. Korean Air fell into a losing streak for the first time in the season. 6th loss of the season (19 wins, 55 points).
The two teams played full sets in all but one of the four rounds.안전놀이터 All winners are Korean Air. Before the game, KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min said, “You have to fight hard to win. I told the players to hit the serve hard. It’s time to win today.”
The operation was hit. Korean Air led 11-6 in terms of serve scores, but KEPCO’s strong serve shook the receive.
In the first set, Korean Air dominated. Kwak Seung-seok’s performance led Korean Air to score early, and bombarded the KEPCO court with a strong serve. In the first set alone, Korean Air managed the game easily, scoring 6 points on the serve. In 24-13, Korean Air took the first set with Han’s serve.
From the second set, KEPCO counterattacked. The game in the second half separated the joys and sorrows. KEPCO expanded the score with Seo Jae-deok’s back attack at 20-19, and Lincoln’s attack mistakes overlapped. Shin Young-seok’s quick attack made it 24-21, and Jung Ji-seok’s blocking allowed Korean Air to reverse the atmosphere at the last minute, but KEPCO returned the game to square one with Thais’ open attack.
KEPCO, riding the trend, continued its momentum in the third set. In 4-4, KEPCO took the lead with Lim Seong-jin’s serve and Thais’ goal, and actively used the fast attack to break down Korean Air’s blocking wall. Korean Air put Jeong Han-yong in as Kwak Seung-seok fell out with calf pain. Jeong Han-yong did his part by boasting a 100% attack success rate of 5 points in 3 sets, but the chase was eventually failed due to KEPCO’s attack with Tais and Seo Jae-deok’s attack. The winner of the 3rd set also became KEPCO.
With the season’s first victory in the Korean Air War just around the corner, KEPCO solidified its winning streak early with Lim Seong-jin’s consecutive scoring shots in the 4th set. In 16-12, Seo Jae-deok’s successive serve aces, and KEPCO, which had driven a wedge, enjoyed the joy of their first victory in the Korean Air War by stepping on the 25-point high.