Professional Volleyball V-League Men’s Division Woori Card and KEPCO meet again on a single wooden bridge.
Woori Card and KEPCO will face each other in the 2022-2023 V-League Postseason Semi-Playoff (Jun-PO) held at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul at 7:00 pm on the 22nd. The difference between Woori Card (56 points) in 3rd place in the regular season and KEPCO (53 points) in 4th place was less than 3 points, so a semi-PO, a single game, was concluded. The winner of the semi-PO will play the first round of playoffs (PO) against second place Hyundai Capital in Cheonan on the 24th.
The two teams played a semi-PO last season as well. KEPCO in 4th place beat Woori Card in 3rd place with a set score of 3-1 and stepped on the PO stage. If there is anything that has changed this season, it is that the head coach of KEPCO has changed from manager Byung-cheol Jang to manager Young-min Kwon. Last summer, KEPCO traded with Woori Card for setter Ha Seung-woo and libero Jang Ji-won in exchange for libero Jae-seong Oh and outside heater Kim Ji-han.
Both teams have been tight against each other this season with 3 wins and 3 losses. In particular, the 4th or 5th set was close. The confrontation between Woori Card coach Shin Young-cheol, who led all the teams in charge to the postseason and earned the nickname ‘Spring Volleyball Preacher’, and KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min, a novice commander, draws attention. Coach Shin Young-chul said, “First of all, we have to play well in volleyball,” and “KEPCO has become technically more solid than last season. Players can win only when they do their best in their respective roles.”바카라사이트
Manager Kwon Young-min cautioned, “Woori Card is a team with good players such as mercenary Agamez, setter Hwang Seung-bin, and Libero Oh Jae-seong, who were members of our family.” He cited setter Ha Seung-woo and outside heater Seo Jae-deok as the key players of Korea Electric Power Corporation, and said, “If Jae-deok receives and attacks well in Apogee, I think he has a chance.”
The firepower confrontation between two foreign players, Woori Card Riverman Agamez and KEPCO Tyce Dull Host, is also worth looking forward to. Director Shin Young-cheol said, “Agamez’s physical condition is important. RBI and power are farther than in their prime, but I look forward to a good game in this postseason.” Manager Kwon Young-min said, “I hope Thais’ serve will come alive.”
Woori Card Kim Ji-han and KEPCO Lim Seong-jin, born in 1999, are of the same age as outside heaters. Kim Ji-han, who was reborn as a key resource for the team after the transfer, said, “I feel like I have grown myself. He is confident,” he said. “I want to do what I used to do in the regular league without being greedy.”
Lim Seong-jin, who was the starting pitcher, said, “I have faith that the team can overcome even in difficult situations as the team has come up after breaking a 9-game losing streak.” He said, “I want to go all the way to Incheon (where the championship match will be held).”