There was no ‘straight loss’. OK Financial Group, which presented victory to home fans, secured the third place.
OK Financial Group faced off against KB Insurance in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s division held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do on the afternoon of the 17th, with a set score of 3-1 (25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 25-21) won with
For KB Insurance, foreign player Andres Vijena (registered name Vijena) could not play due to a thigh injury. Coach Hu In-jung explained that he could participate in the Samsung Firefighting match on the 21st. However, in this game, the gap was revealed, and on the contrary, OK Financial Group did not miss the opponent’s gap.
‘Ace’ Leo led the team to victory
Before the game started on this day, the OK Financial Group club held an awards ceremony for Leonardo Leiva Martinez (registered name Leo), who achieved 300 serves in his career. It was the 5th individual serve 300 ace in V-League history. However, the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) did not award the standard record award to foreign players, so the club voluntarily voluntarily made the trophy and held the awards ceremony.
Leo, who started with the encouragement of the players and coaching staff, showed a strong serve in the KB Insurance match on the 17th. In particular, in the first set 11-9, the gap between the two teams widened to 5 points with 3 consecutive serve aces. In 18-13, KB Insurance started to pursue with Hong Sang-hyeok’s consecutive goals, but it was not enough. 온라인바카라
Not to be outdone by this, KB Insurance immediately launched a counterattack. Hwang Gyeong-min, who scored 5 points in the 2nd set alone, and Koreans filled the void left by Villena, gaining strength. Here, OK Financial Group recorded 3 consecutive offenses from 17-21, and the second set ended rather blandly.
The third set was the exact opposite. OK Financial Group, which pushed hard from the beginning of the set, made up for the loss in the second set. In particular, in 15-12, starting with Son Jun-young’s sub, he succeeded in scoring 4 consecutive points, and quickly ran away by 6 points. KB Insurance’s will to pursue had to be weakened.
The team that won the 4th set was also OK Financial Group. In 20-19, Shin Seung-hoon’s sub-beom-sil and Jeon Jin-seon’s scoring were decisive. KB Insurance, which played the game without Viyena, could not change the atmosphere and had to kneel.
OK Financial Group, which took a breather from third place Mercury, needs a’streak’
OK Financial Group (12-10, 36 points), which recorded a victory against KB Insurance, widened the gap to 4th place Woori Card (12-9, 32 points) to 4 points. Regardless of the outcome of the Woori Card-Hyundai Capital match on the 19th, we will be able to keep our 3rd place for the time being.
The player who scored the most points across both teams was, of course, Leo. He scored 24 points, including 4 serve aces, and his attack success rate was 50%. Song Myeong-keun (13 points), paired with Leo, and Cha Ji-hwan (10 points), who showed an attack success rate of over 80%, also contributed to the team’s victory.
OK Financial Group’s biggest goal for the rest of the season is ‘Spring Volleyball’. If the difference between the 3rd and 4th teams is less than 3 points, you may have to play a semi-playoff, which is held as a ‘single match’, but it is important not to go below 3rd place.
However, the recent trend is not very satisfactory. Unlike the two wins in the third round twice, the fourth round is recording 2 wins and 2 losses without a win streak. Head coach Seok Jin-wook wants the players to work harder.
Coincidentally, the next opponent is ‘4th place’ Woori Card. This is a great opportunity to add 3 points. Attention is focusing on whether OK Financial Group, which needs a winning streak, will continue its good trend in the Woori Card Match on the 22nd.