Men’s professional volleyball Woori Card extended its winning streak to four matches after opening the season with a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Woori Card won its 2023-24 Dodram V League home match against Korean Airlines 3-2 (13-25 32-34 32-30 25-18 17-15) after going to a full set on Friday at Jangchung Chae Gymnasium.
With the win, Woori Card extends its winning streak to four games and remains atop the standings with 11 points. Defending champions Korean Air, 토토사이트 on the other hand, dropped their second straight match to fall to 1-2-2 (5 points).
Woori Card was led by Matej (Slovenia) with 47 points, the highest total for both teams. Kim Ji-han was well supported with 20 points. Middle blocker Park Jin-woo added eight points.
Korean Air had 23 points from Lincoln (AUS) and 17 and 14 from Kwak Seung-seok and Jeong Jung-yong, respectively, in the upset loss.
Korean Air got off to a good start. They won the first and second sets in straight sets. Especially in the second set, at 32-32 deuce, Jung Jung-yong’s open attack was successful to make it 33-23, and in the next rally, Matei’s open attack went out of bounds to take the set.
It looked like they were going to close out the match with relative ease, but the reversal started in the third set. Woori Card came back from a deuce down to take the set.
At 30-30, WooriKad got a breath of fresh air when Kim Ji-han and Matei’s spikes were both converted into points to win the set. With the momentum, they took the fourth set to level the match.
In the fifth and final set, deuce battles raged once again, and this time, Woori Card had the last laugh. At 15-15, Woori Card made it 16-15 with a late attack from Matei, and on the next rally, setter Han Tae-joon blocked a spike from Korean Air Ehpeho (Philippines) to put an end to the long battle.
With the win, Shin Young-cheol, head coach of the Woori Card, reached 277 career wins, breaking the record for the most wins by a men’s and women’s coach in the V-League.
The match between the two teams lasted 165 minutes. This breaks the previous record for the longest game in the V-League Men’s Division (160 minutes, Nov. 13, 2022, Samsung Fire-KB Insurance, Chungmu Gymnasium, Daejeon).