Signal 25 points… OK Financial Group defeats Woori Card and ends the quarterfinals of the Volleyball Cup
The OK Financial Group has obtained a ticket to the semifinals of the 2023 Gumi-Dodram Professional Volleyball Tournament (hereinafter referred to as the cup competition), with one remaining.
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As OK Financial Group won a set score of 3-2 (25-23 19-25 25-18 23-25 15-13) after a full set match in the 3rd round of Group A of the cup competition against Woori Card held at Park Chung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 10th. won with 안전놀이터
The OK Financial Group, who won 2 wins and 1 loss, will stand on the semi-final stage with Korean Air (2 wins) ahead of the last game in Group A.
OK Financial Group coach Ogino Massage from Japan safely passed his first hurdle in his first Korean cup competition.
Woori Card (1 win, 2 losses) was eliminated from the preliminaries with a loss that day.
In Group B, Japan’s invited teams Panasonic and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, who won two wins each,
have confirmed their advance to the semifinals, and on the 11th, a face-to-face match will determine the 1st and 2nd place in the group.
The semi-final match to be held on the 12th will not be completed until the Group B preliminary round is over on the 11th.
The protagonist of OK Financial Group’s victory was Shin Ho-jin, a ‘second-year left-handed apogee spiker’.
Shin Shin, who joined OK Financial Group as the first overall in the 2022-2023 season,
recently competed in the Chengdu Summer World University Games and scored 25 points,
the most in the team, even when fatigue was not yet resolved.
Outside hitter Cha Ji-hwan (19 points) also helped the team win by scoring at the climax of the 5th set.
Woori Card Song Myeong-geun met OK Financial Group for the first time as an enemy and scored 22 points,
including 4 blocking points, but could not prevent the team from losing.
Song Myeong-geun started his professional life at OK Savings Bank (then the team name was Rush & Cash) in the 2013-2014 season, played only for one team,
transferred to Woori Card in May.
The win or loss was decided in the last 5 sets.
OK Financial Group broke the balance with a fast attack in the front line in the 5th set 2-2,
in the ensuing rally Shin Ho-jin succeeded in a rearguard attack and ran away one more step.
Then, as Woori Card Han Seong-jeong’s quick open got out of the line without reaching the blocker’s hand,
The OK Financial Group widened the gap to 5-2.
In 7-5, Park Seung-soo of OK Financial Group scored with repeated hits aiming for an empty spot.
As Shin Shin blocked Song Myeong-keun’s quick open, OK Financial Group ran away 9-5.
However, Woori Card counterattacked with Jung Sung-kyu’s strong serve and Kim Ji-han’s firepower, and tied the score 11-11.
OK Financial Group took a breather with Song Myung-geun’s sub room,
kicked up Woori Card Han Seong-jeong’s quick open as a defense, and scored with Cha Ji-hwan’s quick open to lead again 13-11.
Cha Ji-hwan also made a match point with a quick open at 13-12.
Kim Ji-han scored a quick open at 12-14, but made a fatal mistake by hitting the serve into the net at 13-14.
It was a scene of mixed joy and sorrow as OK Financial Group advanced to the semifinals and Woori Card was eliminated in the preliminary round.
Our card made 32 mistakes. OK Financial Group had 24 rooms.
On this day, a lot of rain fell in Gumi due to the influence of Typhoon Kanun, and water leaked in part of the gymnasium.
Although the start of the game was delayed by 10 minutes due to emergency maintenance work on the gym, the game was played without any problems.