Woori Card, the leading professional volleyball player, won a valuable come-from-behind victory after a fierce battle.
Woori Card beat OK Financial Group 3-2 (20-25 25-16 23-25 25-14 20-18) after a full set struggle in the fifth round away match of the men’s division of Dodram 2023-2024 V-League at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province on the 9th.
As a result, Woori Card, which has won three consecutive games, has 52 points (18 wins and nine losses), widening its gap with second-place Korean Air (50 points, 16 wins and 11 losses).
If you don’t have a tooth, you’ll have to use your gums… Our card will come from behind to win
Before the game, Woori Card, where foreign striker Matei Kok (registered name Matei) left the team due to an ankle injury, started as an apogit spiker in the Asian quarter, but it fell short of expectations.
Woori Card, whose attack became dull, was blocked one after another by OK Financial Group, and eventually got off to a shaky start by giving up the first set.
In the second set, Woori Card placed Song Myung-geun instead of Issey. Song Myung-geun, who came to Woori through trade from OK Financial Group, scored nine points in the second set by scoring a strong spike against his former team, and Woori Card won the second set.
However, Woori Card was different from usual without Mattei. There was no ace left to hand over the ball to the winners. On the other hand, OK Financial Group brought in three sets with Leonardo Leyva Martinez (registered name Leo) flying wildly.
Woori Card, which is on the verge of a cliff, won the fourth set with its teamwork. Song Myung-geun and Issei alternately scored, and Kim Ji-han also revived to accumulate scores quickly. OK Financial Group lost the fourth set helplessly due to its position fault.
Woori Card, which lost Mattei, won its first championship, “Dark Cloud.”
The last five sets were feverish. The two teams had a fierce battle at deuce as well, going up against each other 18-18. The last team to laugh was Woori Card. Kim Ji-han’s open attack made match points, and Park Jin-woo blocked Leo’s attack to end the long game.
For Woori Card, Song Myung-geun and Kim Ji-han scored 22 points side by side, and Issei, who was responsible for the right attack on behalf of Matei, also scored 20 points after overcoming the initial slump. On the other hand, OK Financial Group struggled with 33 points, but the performance of the domestic players was regrettable.
Although he won a dramatic come-from-behind victory, Woori Card was not as happy as he could be. Mattei hurt his ankle and the sudden drop of “season out” fell.
Mattei’s ankle turned when he stepped on teammate Kim Ji-han’s foot while blocking during practice before the game, and he was diagnosed with a ligament rupture for 10 weeks. Mattei no longer has a chance to return because all matches are over in early April.
Mattei, a Slovenian who debuted in the V-League for the first time this season, played a decisive role in Woori Card’s cutting the lead by performing tremendously, including fourth place in scoring (669 points), fourth place in serve (0.39 per set), and fourth place in open attack (46.37% success rate).
With the second-ranked Korean Air and the third-ranked OK Financial Group chasing each other fiercely, Woori Card will be hit hard by Mattei’s loss. It is not easy to bring in a new foreign player as professional volleyball in other countries is also in full swing.
Attention is focusing on how Woori Card, which has dark clouds over its dream of winning its foundation, will overcome the desperate crisis of Matay’s season out.
BY: 토토사이트 추천