KEPCO won with a set score of 3-1 메이저놀이터 in a confrontation with Hyundai Capital in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s division held at Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do on the afternoon of the 23rd. has been reaped
5th place KEPCO (9 wins, 14 losses, 30 points), which added 3 points with the victory that day, chased 4th place OK Financial Group (12 wins, 11 losses, 37 points) by 7 points. On the other hand, Hyundai Capital (14 wins, 9 losses, 43 points), who lost in front of home fans, could not close the distance with leader Korean Air (19 wins, 4 losses, 55 points).
game was Hyundai Capital. In the first set, 13-9, Hyundai Capital overturned the game by scoring 8 consecutive points. In particular, KEPCO’s receiving line was shaken by Jeon Kwang-in’s strong serve.
The Korean set did not stand still. Seo Jae-deok and Tais Dull Host (registered name Tais) started the game from the second set. The two players led the attack by jointly scoring 15 points in the second set alone, and in 24-20 Seo Jae-deok showed a strong serve and confirmed the second set victory.
In the end, the match between the two teams was in the third set. In 19-19, KEPCO, which first reached the 20-point high with Choi Min-ho’s serve offense, seized the victory with Shin Young-seok’s blocking and Heo Soo-bong’s attack offense. Even Lim Seong-jin, who had been quiet, improved his condition by scoring 6 points in the 3rd set only.
Hyundai Capital, which was in danger of defeat, changed the lineup by replacing Hong Dong-seon in place of Jeon Kwang-in at the start of the 4th set. However, coach Choi Tae-woong continued to give new setter Lee Hyeon-seung a chance. It was the commander’s idea that he had to overcome the crisis on his own.
However, director Choi Tae-woong’s wish did not come true. KEPCO, which did not intend to go to the 5th set, drove a wedge in 19-17 with Thais’ consecutive goals and Lim Seong-jin’s sub ace. At 24-20, Heo Soo-bong’s serve was caught in the net and the game ended as it was.
In KEPCO, Tais (28 points), Lim Seong-jin (18 points), and Seo Jae-deok (16 points), who scored the most points among both teams, led the team to victory. Four players, including Shin Young-seok (13 points), showed an attack success rate of over 50% and minimized mistakes.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital could not change the atmosphere after the second set despite the fierce battle of Oreol Cameho (registered name Oreol, 21 points). In particular, it is regrettable that the team’s main gun, Jeon Kwang-in (9 points, 33.33% attack success rate), was sluggish.
While Korean Air’s solo system, which maintains its leading position, remains intact, the competition for second and third place is not over yet. 3rd place Woori Card (14 wins, 9 losses, 37 points), which has recently won 3 consecutive wins, is closely following Hyundai Capital in 2nd place, and OK Financial Group is also looking at the possibility of recapturing the 2nd place as well as the 3rd place.
Here, KEPCO, which reached 30 points, did not let go of hope. Although they lost 9 straight matches from the 2nd round against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, in the last 4 matches, including the Woori Card match on the 10th, they succeeded in escaping the losing streak, and they did well with 3 wins and 1 loss.
KEPCO, which finishes the 4th round schedule with a home game against KB Insurance on the 27th, is aiming for a turnaround in the 5th and 6th rounds. It is important to accumulate points every game as much as possible. Attention is focusing on whether it will bring tension to the ranking competition, which may be loosened.