O’Reol’s ‘Showtime’, Kim Myung-gwan’s choice also hit… Hyundai Capital goes to Incheon
The main character going to the championship match is Hyundai Capital.
Hyundai Capital won a set score 3-1 (25-19 25-19 23-25 25-21) in the 3rd game of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Playoff against KEPCO held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on the 28th.
Hyundai Capital, which led the series with 2 wins and 1 loss, advanced to the championship match in 4 years after the 2018-2019 season.메이저놀이터
Hyundai Capital filled the vacant position of Jeon Kwang-in with Lee Si-woo. Lee Si-woo scored 8 points in the last game, and took the starting position in the 3rd game by shaking the opponent’s receiving line with a strong serve. Kim Myung-gwan replaced Hyun-seung Lee as the main setter.
KEPCO entered the game without any major changes to the lineup. Tais, who suffers from knee tendinitis, also started.
The main contributor to the victory was the veteran foreign player Oreol. Oreol recorded an attack success rate of 80% in the first set alone and was responsible for 8 points alone. He led the team’s offense, recording a high receiving efficiency of 83.3% and exploding his offensive power. Unlike usual, Kim Myung-gwan was maximizing the use of Oreol. Here, Heo Soo-bong shared 5 points. After leading 5-1 at the beginning of the first set, he won comfortably without allowing a lead once.
Oreol’s performance continued in the second set. He led the game, scoring 8 points equal to the first set. After the second set, Oreol’s attack success rate was 82%, which remained at the level of his first set. His 2nd set receiving efficiency was also very high at 75%. Hyundai Capital gave up the lead in the beginning of the second set and started the match at 0-3, but with Oreol at the forefront, they succeeded in turning around in the middle of the set and widened the gap at the end to make the set score 2-0.
Entering the third set, Hyundai Capital played a difficult game. By the middle of the set, the game was tied by 1 point. He led 19-16, but his receive was shaken and he allowed a turnaround, eventually giving up the 3rd set. Oreol scored 6 points in the 3rd set as well, but his attack success rate was 55%, which was lower than in the 1st and 2nd sets.
Hyundai Capital gave the initiative in the beginning of the 4th set and started with a difficult 4-7. However, Oreoll changed the flow by chasing the opponent with a strong serve, and caught up with a one-point lead. Afterwards, they played a seesaw game, and in a 17-17 tie, Hong Dong-seon and Oreol tied the score and ran away with a 4-point lead in an instant. The flow tilted and Hyundai Capital took the victory as it was.
O’Reol scored 26 points, the most of both teams. The final attack success rate was as high as 71%. Although he scored 2 points each with blocking and serve, he made 4 fewer mistakes. Heo Soo-bong also played an active part with 15 points.
Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong put forward Kim Myung-kwan instead of Lee Hyun-seung as the starting setter that day, and this strategy also worked. Kim Myung-gwan managed the game stably and at the same time showed his strengths with serving and blocking, scoring 8 points.
Hyundai Capital, who won a close victory, will challenge to win the championship match against Korean Air starting in Incheon on the 30th.
On the other hand, KEPCO was left with a regret that it could not use its strength in the 1st and 2nd sets. After winning the 3rd set, he tried to turn around, but he could not overcome the wall of Hyundai Capital and ended the spring volleyball.