The newly reorganized OK Financial Group’s triangular formation, including the all-time performance of ‘monster’ Leo, the returning native ace Song Myeong-geun, and Cha Ji-hwan, who has become a full-time member, emerged as the key to shaking the men’s volleyball game in the second half.
OK Financial Group won a complete victory with a set score of 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-20) in the 2022-23 V-League Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance match held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan on the 8th. It was more meaningful as it was a win against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which had been on an upward curve recently.
First of all, the performance of Leo (OK Financial Group) in the second year of ‘The Man’ is fierce.
As of the 5th, Leo ranked first in the league in scoring (535 points), 8th in attack success rate (51.9%), and 1st in subs (75 points, 0.974 per set), and ranked at the top of various attack indicators. In particular, in the case of serve, the score per set in the second round was as high as 1.269 points. On this day, Leo set a new record for the most points served (9 points) in a game. At the current pace, Göregi Groser (then Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) in the 2015-16 season recorded the most serve points in a season (0.829 points per set), and in the 2021-22 season Keita Nomori (then KB Insurance) scored the most serves in a season The record (113 points) can be rewritten at the same time.
He also set an unprecedented record in the Triple Crown. Leo, who recorded his second triple crown this season against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance on December 2nd of last year, played Woori Card on December 6th, KEPCO on December 11th, and KB Insurance on December 16th for the first time in history. Achieved the triple crown in consecutive matches. Leo was selected as the 3rd round MVP and broke his own record for the most round MVP in the men’s division (7 individual totals).
Behind Leo’s performance, the support of his family is also indispensable. Following the mother and son last season, his wife and daughter are on the field this season. In the Ansan home game on the 1st, the first day of the new year, his wife and daughter pitched the first pitch together. With the daughter’s admission soon, the wife and daughter are expected to return to their home countries, but the mother, who was a strong supporter last season, has recently returned to Korea to take the place of the wife and daughter. 토토
Also, Song Myeong-geun, who joined from the first game of the 4th round, is playing the role of a thousand soldiers. Song Myung-geun scored 12 points in the return game and the attack success rate was 76.9%, showing high attack power. His receiving efficiency was 14.3%, which fell short of expectations, but his strong serve and back attack, which were his main specialties, stood out. In particular, Leo’s attack power increased even more as the opposing blocker’s dispersal effect appeared to block Song Myung-keun.
Cha Ji-hwan, who has been active as a full-time starter since last season, is also adding considerable strength by ranking 9th in receiving, 16th in scoring, and 16th in serve, and middle blocker Jeon Jin-seon, who joined right after being discharged, is also nice to see the performance. In addition, last year’s Rookie of the Year Park Seung-soo is expected to play an active role as a one-point server.
OK Financial Group had an uneasy start to the season with 2 wins and 4 losses in the first round, but with Leo’s performance and the joining of Jeon Jin-seon, OK Financial Group rebounded in the second round (4 wins, 2 losses) and the third round (4 wins, 2 losses) and jumped to the top. The 4th round, where Song Myeong-geun joined, also started off pleasantly. Expectations are growing for the second half of OK Financial Group.