The losing team met. One side breaks a losing streak, and the other side loses. Men’s professional volleyball OK Financial Group and Woori Card did that.
The two teams, each losing 4 consecutive games (OK Financial Group) and 3 consecutive losses (Woori Card), met on the 8th at the Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium, the home court of OK Financial Group. The result of the match was 3-2 after a close match that went to a full set, and OK Financial Group laughed.
OK Financial Group ended its 4-game안전놀이터 losing streak with the victory that day. By adding 2 points, they overtook KEPCO and rose to 4th again.
On the other hand, Woori Card fell into a 4-game losing streak. He succeeded in leading the match to the last 5 sets, and got 1 point and kept 3rd place. But he couldn’t get out of the losing streak.
OK Financial Group coach Seok Jin-wook and Woori Card coach Shin Young-cheol all said in unison, “The players and coaching staff all had a tough game.” Even so, Seok’s face after ending the losing streak couldn’t help but be brighter.
Coach Seok said, “We got 2 points, but we ended our losing streak, and it’s been a long time since we won, so the atmosphere in the team has definitely changed.” Coach Seok had a concern ahead of the match.
Outside heater Cha Ji-hwan was injured. He suffered a bruise on his right knee the day before (day 7) when he collided with a fellow player during team training. So, he was excluded from the list of participating players that day.
Coach Seok said, “I’ll have to keep an eye on his condition, but the next match is uncertain.” OK Financial Group will play an away game against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on the 11th.
It is said that Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is at the bottom (7th place), but it is on the rise with three consecutive victories. In the midst of this, losing to Woori Card and losing 5 consecutive times, if Cha Ji-hwan missed and met Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, it could have been a difficult juncture for OK Financial Group.
Coach Seok said, “Cha Ji-hwan couldn’t play, so Park Seung-soo was put in first, and Shin Shin-jin played his part in the last 5 sets.” said. On this day, Shin Ho-jin stepped on the court with a 4th set change, and in the last 5th set, he was named in the starting lineup. He posted two points, including one blocked.
Coach Shin also brought out a mood reversal card during the game. In place of Hwang Seung-bin, the main setter, Han Tae-joon was appointed as the starting setter for the 4th and 5th sets.
Coach Shin said, “In the case of Hwang Seung-bin, we judged that there was a little problem with ball distribution and pass (toss) control.” However, the replacement card did not lead to a team victory while escaping a losing streak.
Woori Card aims to escape from its 4th consecutive loss through an away game against KEPCO at Suwon Gymnasium on the 12th. KEPCO has recently been excited with 4 consecutive wins, so it is inevitable for Woori Card to go to the burden.