Reporter Park Dae-ro = Men’s professional volleyball Woori Card overcame the bad news of Corona 19 and directed a surprise by defeating 1st to 3rd place in turn. Attention is focusing on whether Woori Card will be able to step higher than last season.
Woori Card defeated OK Financial Group 3-2 in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s home game held at Jangchung Gymnasium on the 22nd.
Woori Card, which had been on the brink of defeat with a set score of 1-2, changed the mood through Kim Ji-han’s consecutive serve aces. Woori Card, with Agamez, Kim Ji-han, and Na Gyeong-bok, won a come-from-behind victory.
With this victory, Woori Card recorded 14 wins, 9 losses and 37 points, pulling down OK Financial Group and rising to third place.
Our card went on a three-game winning streak. It is more encouraging that the opponents with consecutive victories are No. 1 Korean Air and No. 2 Hyundai Capital.
Woori Card defeated Korean Air, which ranked first in the league on the 14th, and Hyundai Capital, which ranked second on the 19th. 안전놀이터
In the Korean Air match, Na Kyung-bok caught 4 blocks amidst the performance of Agamez, the main gun. Libero Oh Jae-seong added strength by recording 20 successful defenses. In the Hyundai Capital match, in addition to Agamez and Na Kyung-bok, Song Hee-chae led the victory by making a big success, including three blockings.
This three-game winning streak is more meaningful in that it was achieved amidst the bad news of Corona 19. Head coach Shin Young-cheol, middle blocker Lee Sang-hyeon, and setter Han Tae-joon missed the Korean Air Match. In the Hyundai Capital match, outside hitters Kim Ji-han and Kim Dong-min also fell into the corona.
Behind the winning streak was the overwhelming support of the home crowd. Both the Korean Air match (3217) and the Hyundai Capital match (3273) were the most spectator records for the men’s division this season.
The interest is whether our card, which is riding the flow, can rank higher. The difference between the 2nd place Hyundai Capital and the points is 6 points. If you come in 2nd place, you can go straight to the playoffs. On the other hand, in the case of 3rd place, if the difference between 4th and 4th place is 3 points or less, a semi-playoff must be played.
Our card has bad memories related to the semi-playoffs. Last season, Woori Card suffered a shock defeat to KEPCO, which had won all 6 matches of the season, and was frustrated from advancing to the playoffs.
Attention is focusing on whether Woori Card will be able to pursue the second-place Hyundai Capital by continuing its winning streak.