The undefeated Woori Card and OK Financial Group will meet for the second time this season in the 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division. At the end of the match at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on Saturday, only one team will remain undefeated in the men’s division this season. Woori Card lost to Samsung Fire on the 23rd and OK Financial Group lost to Korean Air on the 22nd. In their first-round matchup on March 3, OK Financial Group defeated Woori Card in straight sets, 3-0, to prevent Woori Card from sweeping the first round, but before today, Woori Card (22-8 W-2 L) was ahead of OK Financial Group (15-6 W-4 L) in the standings.
Both teams have lost their most recent games, making this matchup even more urgent. “The game on the 23rd was a bit chaotic as the availability of Matei Kok (registered name Matei), who suffered from otosclerosis, was not confirmed until just before the game,” said Shin Young-cheol, head coach of Woori Card. “Today, Matei prepared for the game normally. He is in a more stable condition than the last game. “OK Financial Group did not let their guard down .”We prepared hard, but we can’t show everything we prepared in the game. Honestly, we have to rely on luck to win,” he said, adding, “We will try to target our opponents with targeted serves.”
Despite Shin’s constant lowering, Woori Card can regain the lead over Korean Air (25-8, 3-3) with three points on the day .OK Financial Group head coach Masashi Ogino said, “I erased the memory of winning against Woori Card in the first round. I asked the players to be careful when attacking because Woori Card’s blocking wall is high,” he said. “Our serve-receive efficiency (37.10 percent, last) is low, which prevents us from doing various attacks, and our attack success rate (48.67 percent, last) is also low. If we can stabilize our reception, our 토토 attack success rate will increase,” he said.