Reporter Han Nam-jik = KEPCO’s foreign striker Thais Dull Host (registered name Thais) showed his peak decision-making power by pouring out 27 points, putting the team in 4th place.
KEPCO defeated Hyundai Capital with a set score of 3-1 (20-25 25-22 25-21 25-23) in the professional volleyball Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s home game held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 5th.
KEPCO, which continued its four-game winning streak, accumulated 38 points (12 wins, 14 losses), surpassing OK Financial Group (37 points, 12 wins, 14 losses) and rose to fourth place. The gap with 3rd place Woori Card (39 points, 14 wins, 12 losses) was also narrowed to 1 point.
2nd place Hyundai Capital (49 points, 16 wins, 10 losses) failed to add points and could not reduce the difference with Korean Air (55 points, 19 wins, 6 losses).
On this day, KEPCO was overwhelmed by Hyundai Capital 4-17 in the blocking score.
However, at each critical moment, Tais came out as a solution and made a breakthrough with a powerful serve.
The Thais posted 27 points, the most for both teams, including four serve aces and two blocked runs. In addition, 7 back attacks were successful, and the number of back attacks exceeded 1,100 (1,103) for the 8th time in the history of the V-League men’s division.
Native wing striker Seo Jae-deok (18 points) and middle blocker Shin Young-seok (10 points) also helped the Thais.
KEPCO fell behind Hyundai Capital in the height battle, but took a 9-5 lead in the sub ace.
The winner was 3 sets.
KEPCO, which lost the first set and won the second set, was drawn 17-19 in the third set.
KEPCO, who started chasing with Tais’ quick open, tied 19-19 with the luck of Tais’ serve hitting the net and falling into the opponent’s camp.
Tais, who was on the service line again, this time put in a serve ace that fell to the end line, leading to a 20-19 comeback.
In the rally that followed, Tais also succeeded in attacking from behind.
Thais’ hard fight served as a good stimulus to KEPCO’s native players.
Shin Young-seok scored a serve in 22-20, and Seo Jae-deok finished the set with a serve ace in 24-21.
The 4th set was also Tais’ solo performance.
In a situation where they were pushed back from 4-8, Thais succeeded in scoring 5 consecutive points, and KEPCO succeeded in reversing.
Tais, who made up for one point with a quick open, raised the atmosphere by blocking Hong Dong-seon’s back attack.
As his teammates threw their bodies and kicked off the Hyundai Capital players’ attacks, Thais succeeded in successive open attacks and tied the score at 8-8. 슬롯사이트
In another rally, KEPCO succeeded in reversing with Thais making a quick open 9-8.
Hong Dong-seon of Hyundai Capital came out and KEPCO ran away with a score of 10-8.
In 16-14, Thais blocked Heo Soo-bong’s back attack with ‘one-man blocking’ and broke the opponent’s spirit.
At 23-22, Tais flew up and put a quick open into the opponent’s camp.
Hyundai Capital’s Moon Seong-min’s serve as a one-point server got caught in the net, and KEPCO finished the game by winning the fourth set 25-23.