Men’s volleyball KEPCO, which fell into 9 consecutive losses at one time in the season by finishing 4th in the men’s volleyball Hyundai Capital , rose to 4th place in the V-League (38 points, 12 wins and 14 losses) with 4 consecutive wins. 3rd place Woori Card (39 points, 14 wins, 12 losses) was closely pursued by one point.
KEPCO defeated Hyundai Capital, second in the league, 3-1 (20-25 25-22 25-21 25-23) in a home game held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 5th. Thais Dull Host (31, Netherlands), a foreign player with a height of 204 cm, led the victory by scoring 27 points, including 4 sub-aces.
Tais has been showing great success lately, including being selected as the best player (MVP) in the V-League 4th round at the end of last month. In the scoring category, OK Financial Group’s foreign player Leonardo Leyva (32, Cuba) tied for first place in the league (665 points), and the attack success rate was second after Korean Air’s foreign player Lincoln Williams (29, Australia, 55.51%). (54.58%) c. 안전놀이터
KEPCO’s outside hitter Seo Jae-deok (33) scored 18 points and had a 55.17% attack success rate. Middle blocker Shin Young-seok (36) added 10 points and Lim Seong-jin (24) added 9 points. KEPCO was overwhelmed by Hyundai Capital 4-17 in blocking scoring, but led 9-5 in sub scoring. KEPCO, which escaped from a 9-game losing streak at the beginning of last month, brought down OK Financial Group to 5th place (37 points, 12 wins and 14 losses) and jumped into a fierce competition for third place toward the postseason.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital (49 points, 16 wins and 10 losses), which had been on a two-game winning streak before this game, failed to narrow the difference between the points with Korean Air (55 points, 19 wins and 6 losses), which recently suffered two consecutive losses. Hyundai Capital’s foreign player Oreol Kameho (36, Cuba) scored 25 points, but it was not enough. In the final 4th set, trailing 23-24, Moon Seong-min (36) served as Hyundai Capital’s one-point server, but the serve got caught in the net and the game ended.
In the women’s match held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, GS Caltex defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 (25-14 25-22 25-16). GS Caltex pushed KGC Ginseng Corporation (35 points, 11 wins, 15 losses) to 5th place and rose to 4th place (36 points, 12 wins, 14 losses). It is 8 points different from the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation (44 points, 15 wins and 11 losses). Pepper Savings Bank stayed at the bottom 7th place (7 points, 2 wins, 24 losses).