OK Financial Group was completely defeated by 0-3 (21-25 19-25 15-25) in the men’s third round of the 2023-24 Dodram V-League against KEPCO at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan on the 21st.
As a result, OK Financial Group lost five consecutive games and finished fifth with eight wins and nine losses (22 points).
On this day, OK Financial Group was shaken sharply as its main setter Lee Min-kyu complained of pain in his right foot at the beginning of the first set and was replaced.
As a result, Leo failed to create an adequate opportunity to attack, and only scored two points. This is the lowest point in his career in the V League. His attack success rate was only 8.33 percent.
In the end, Leo watched the game from the bench from the beginning of the second set.
“As shown in the data, the scoring and attack success rate have fallen a lot. The opponent’s mark was concentrated, so we sent in the signal instead for a quick attack combination,” Ogino explained.
However, he still has confidence in Leo. “Leo is a player who makes decisions at important moments. He is a player who can be trusted when his team is in a bad mood,” Ogino said. “I have high expectations for Leo.”
OK Financial Group, which suffered five consecutive losses due to its defeat, will play two consecutive games against Korean Air, the defending champion, on the 25th and 29th. Setters Lee Min-gyu and Kwak Myung-woo are uncertain about their participation due to injuries while they are inferior in objective power differences.
“Both setters are injured and Park Tae-sung has to play. I’m working hard, but I have to work with my teammates,” Ogino said. “I don’t know if the two setters will recover before the Korean Air match.”
However, Ogino said, “Though we lost five consecutive games, our team has come together as one. I will increase the success rate of side attacks for the rest of the time, and prepare for Digg and play in the Korean Air match,” and did not give up.