The men’s professional volleyball team Woori Card has won three straight matches since opening the season .Woori Card swept KB Insurance in straight sets, 3-0 (25-20 25-23 25-23), in the men’s visiting match of the Pro Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V-League at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi on Nov. 21.With the win, Woori Card head coach Shin Young-cheol earned his 276th win (214 losses), tying the record for most wins by a Korean professional volleyball coach in history. He is tied with former Samsung Fire coach Shin Chi-yong (276 wins, 74 losses).Outside hitter Han Sung-jung, who came to the Woori Card in a trade for setter Hwang Seung-bin, contributed 10 points (60.00% attack percentage), including four blocks .Middle blocker Park Jin-woo, the compensation player for Na Kyung-bok, who moved to KB Insurance as a free agent, had eight points, including three blocks.
Woori Card setter Han Tae-joon was also outdone by senior Hwang Seung-bin. Woori Card’s reception was also more solid than KB Insurance’s .With similar firepower, the first set was decided by bumshills. Woori Card had only three errors, while KB Insurance had nine. Andres Biyena (registered name Biyena) had the most with four. Woori Card tied the game at 11-13 when Issei Otake (registered name Issei) scored back-to-back fastbreak points and Park Jin-woo intercepted a diagonal spike from Hwang Kyung-min .Kim Ji-han’s timed attack and her opponent’s net touch gave Woori a 18-15 lead.At 24-20, Park Jin-woo took a toss from Han Tae-joon and finished the set with a fastball .In the second set, both teams utilized the video replay to decide the decisive points.
Woori Card applied for a video review on Liu Hongmin’s hit at 15-17, which resulted in an attacker’s touchout, while KB Insurance got an attacker’s touchout on Mattei Kok (registered name Mattei) at 19-18.It was Woori Card’s Han Sung-jung who broke the tension in the second se t.Han blocked back-to-back powerful back attacks from Bijena to take a 21-20 lead .At 22-22, Kim Ji-han’s open kill and Issei’s service ace gave Woori Card set point .Bijena took the point with a back-attack, but Matej responded with a back-attack of her own. With momentum in her favor, Urikhard won a tight third set 24-23 on a Matej’s strong spike.On the day, Woori Card showed an even performance, with Matei scoring 17 points, Han Sung-jung 10 points, Issei 9 points, Park Jin-woo 8 points, and Kim Ji-han 7 points. KB 스포츠토토존 Insurance, on the other hand, was led by Bijena with 21 points and Hwang Kyung-min with nine.