The sad reality of KEPCO’s 9-game losing streak, the bottom is closer than the top

Men’s professional volleyball KEPCO fell into a 9-game losing streak by kneeling in the first game of the new year. 

KEPCO lost with a set score of 2-3 (25-23 20-25 25-15 12-25 13-15) in an away match against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Division held at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on the 5th. .

The start wasn’t bad. In the 23-23 close match in the 1st set, the Thais succeeded in a back attack after Samsung Fire’s mistake, leading the set score 1-0 and ending a smooth start. 

However, the attack did not work out smoothly as Thais faltered in the second set. The set score was balanced at 1-1 after being pushed by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the firepower fight.

In the 3rd set, Seo Jae-deok’s successive blocking streak and Shin Young-seok and Thais’ explosions took the set score 2-1 again, but the team’s attack success rate in the 4th set was only 26.09% and the match continued into the 5th set.

KEPCO could not overcome the last hurdle. After giving up one point to Samsung Ikbairi in the 5th set match, which was trailing 10-11, the score difference widened to 10-13 as Lim Seong-jin’s open attack was blocked by the opponent’s blocking.  토토

Seong-Jin Lim chased 11-13 with the success of the quick open, but Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance preoccupied the match point as the sub room came out immediately. As they caught up 13-14, they continued their hopes, but that was it. Immediately, the game ended in defeat amid the success of Samsung Fire & Marine Kim Jung-ho’s back attack. 

With the defeat on this day, KEPCO’s losing streak, which started from the Woori Card game on the 3rd of last month, increased to ‘9’. With 6 wins, 13 losses and 21 points in the season, they stayed in 5th place.

Although they added one point, the gap with the top ranks widened even more. It is 8 points from 4th place Woori Card (29 points) and 9 points from 3rd place OK Financial Group (30 points). 

It was driven into the worst situation, getting closer to 6th place Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (17 points) and the lowest place KB Insurance (15 points). While 1st place Korean Air (47 points) and 2nd place Hyundai Capital (36 points) have built a Yanggang structure, fierce competition for the 3rd and 4th places is taking place, and the challenge for spring volleyball is getting tougher due to a prolonged losing streak. done

On the 29th of last month, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance cleared away the disappointment of losing to Korean Air after a full set match. The first game of the year of the cat was decorated with a victory and a stepping stone was prepared for the mid-level jump.