Are you seeing the trade effect? Men’s professional volleyball Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance caught the lead Korean Air.
On the 7th, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance won 3-2 at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on the 7th after a close match with Korean Air in the Dodram V League in the 2022-23 season to a full set in an away game. It was a thrilling victory overturned by giving away sets 1 and 2 in a row and then winning 3 to 5 sets.
With this victory, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance recorded three consecutive victories for the first time since the opening of this season. The Korean Air (2-3 loss on December 29) properly punished Korean Air (2-3 loss on December 29), who blocked the opportunity to win three games in a row earlier in the third round.
On this day, ‘main gun’ Ikbairi (Libya) and Kim Jeong-ho are counted as the first fingers for the come-from-behind victory. The two players combined for 53 points and did not lose to Korean Air in the firepower showdown. And setter Lee Ho-gun, who sent a pass (toss) to Ikbairi and Kim Jeong-ho to set up the team’s attack, is also evaluated as an honorable mention.
Hogan Lee took over as the starting pitcher during this season. Initially, the main setter was Noh Jae-wook. However, when Noh Jae-wook slowed down due to physical condition problems and injuries, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance manager Kim Sang-woo decided to send Lee Ho-gun to the court first. Because I had to make the most of Ikbairi’s attack power, I chose Lee Hogan because his limbs fit better.
The effect did not appear immediately. There were still many games to lose. However, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance has been gaining strength little by little since the last 4 rounds. The teams that have won three consecutive victories are Woori Card, which is competing for the mid-ranking position, and Korean Air, which must defend first place. In terms of objective power, he properly sprinkled red pepper powder against the teams ahead.
Lee Ho-geon’s victory in the Korean Air War is also unique. He said he was “really grateful to his teammates”. There is a reason. Lee Ho-gun said, “It was the game I was most shaken by.”
It’s been a long time since I’ve been a starting setter. Lee Ho-gun graduated from Yeongsaeng High School and Inha University and made his debut in the V-League after being selected by Korea Electric Power Corporation as the 5th pick in the first round of the 2017-18 rookie draft.
After coming out as the main setter in his rookie days, he is taking the position again after a long time. He laughed and said, “I feel more responsible than before.”
Hogun Lee transferred at the end of the 2019-20 season. As a free agent (FA) player, Park Cheol-woo, who transferred the team from Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance to KEPCO, wore a Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance uniform as a free agent compensation player. However, at that time, the period of stay at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was short. He was included in our card and Samsung Fire’s trade 안전놀이터
card and moved the team.
However, his relationship with Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance continued. After the end of last season, the two teams traded again, and Lee Ho-gun was once again wearing the Samsung Fire & Marine uniform.
He said, “Honestly, until last season, there was a burden about increasing the proportion of fast attacks,” he said.
Middle blocker Kim Jun-woo, who is evaluated as a strong candidate for the Rookie of the Year along with Lee Hyeon-seung (setter) of Hyundai Capital this season, also sent trust, saying, “There was a part where the fast attack did not fit well while preparing for the season, but now (Lee) Hogan believes in his brother and plays.” .
One of the driving forces behind the recent winning streak along with Lee Ho-gun is the strength of libero Lee Sang-wook. Lee Sang-wook, along with Lee Ho-gun, veteran middle blocker Ha Hyun-yong, and outside hitter Ryu Yun-shik, also came to Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance from Woori Card through an off-season trade.
Coach Kim explained, “As shown in his personal record, (Lee Sang-wook) is doing his part enough.” .
As Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is at the bottom (7th place) this season, the possibility of advancing to spring volleyball is very low. Arithmetically, it is not yet a situation where the spring volleyball trip has been frustrated. In the remaining 10 games, if they get 3 points and win, the winning rate is 50% with 18 wins and 18 losses. Coach Kim emphasized, “The most important thing is to do our best in each game,” and “the players know that well.