It was like Thais ‘Ace’ who couldn’t laugh even after achieving the triple crown. Leonardo Leiva Martinez (registered name Leo), who still showed off his strength, led the team to victory.
OK Financial Group held a set score of 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 16-25, 15-13 ) with a sweaty victory.
OK Financial Group (14 wins, 15 losses, 41 points, 0.898 set win/loss ratio), which earned 2 points, kept its 5th place without any change in rankings. This is because Woori Card, which fell to 4th place (14 wins, 14 losses, 41 points, 0.917 set win rate), has the same victory points, but is behind in the set win rate. KEPCO (13 wins, 16 losses, 42 points), which was defeated after a full set match, gained 1 point and rose to 3rd place.
Tight game, intense fight for pride
OK Financial Group overcame a 6-point inferiority at the beginning of the first set. The situation was not easy enough to exhaust two timeouts early. However, in 7-13, Leo’s C fast break and Park Won-bin’s blocking score kicked off the chase.
Even Leo came to life when he balanced with 5 points in a row at 9-14. He scored 12 points in the first set alone and was responsible for nearly half of the team’s goals. Although he failed to record a single serve ace, his sharp attack that pierced every corner of the court stood out.
The upward trend of OK Financial Group continued in the second set. In 15-16, he scored 3 points and succeeded in reversing, and in 23-21, Cha Ji-hwan and Song Myeong-geun scored consecutively to end the second set. It did not collapse even in the 7 team crime rooms.
KEPCO, which could not retreat, immediately launched a counterattack. In the 3rd set, which was losing 17-20, the host (registered name Thais) scored consecutively and scored 5 points at once. After a successful open attack, Tais, who had risen, succeeded in serving ace in succession to finish the third set.
Ties’ ‘Showtime’ continued in the fourth set. In 13-11, he shook the opponent’s receiving line with a powerful spike serve. With 8 points in a row, including 4 sub-aces from Thais, it completely broke the momentum of OK Financial Group. In addition, KEPCO survived to the height of Korea Electric Power (4 sets, 5 blocks). OK Financial Group’s dream of recapturing fourth place has come to nothing.
Thanks to Leo’s 4 consecutive serve aces in the fateful 5th set, 1-1, OK Financial Group raised the mood. KEPCO, with슬롯사이트 Thais at the forefront, gave up the lead for a while, but Leo’s back attack balanced the game 12-13. Afterwards, Jin Sang-heon, who interrupted Thais’ attack with consecutive blocking, put an end to the match.
Only 11 sub-aces… Leo who led the team to victory
OK Financial Group coach Seok Jin-wook, who commanded the players wearing training clothes throughout the season, wore a suit for the first time in a long time. It has been three months since the KEPCO on November 23 last year. Manager Seok Jin-wook had a different mindset when it came to the game. The leaderboard did not change as the command tower wished, but Leo made Seok happy.
On this day, Leo recorded a whopping 42 points, breaking the record for the most points scored in an individual game this season. What stands out is the sub ace that reached 11. Throughout the days of Samsung Fire & Marine, the previous record was 9 for Samsung Fire on January 8th.
Domestic players such as outside hitters Song Myeong-keun and Cha Ji-hwan (12 points), and middle blockers Park Won-bin (8 points) and Jin Sang-heon (7 points) who recorded 4 blocks also contributed. But without Leo, he couldn’t easily solve the game.
In particular, Leo showed a high attack success rate (52.63%) even with an attack share of 49.57%. Excluding the serve and dig courses, there were only four rooms. He did not lose his concentration even when the attacks were focused on him.
On the other hand, Thais (38 points), who achieved the triple crown (recording three or more each of back attack, serve ace, and blocking), was crying over the team’s defeat. It is a day for KEPCO, where domestic players such as Lim Seong-jin (12 points) and Seo Jae-deok (10 points) lacked 2% of their performance.