KEPCO is getting more scary.
KEPCO, led by coach Kwon Young-min, won the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Woori Card and semi-playoff (Jun PO) held at Jangchung Gymnasium on the 22nd. KEPCO, which succeeded in ‘upset’ for two consecutive years, will play the first PO game against Hyundai Capital, which is second in the regular league, at Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium in Cheonan on the 24th. PO is not a single game, but a best-of-three game.
KEPCO has many players who are familiar with the flow of the game and have a lot of experience on the big stage. Shin Young-seok and Park Chul-woo, as well as Seo Jae-deok and Kim Kwang-guk, are also veterans. During the season, he suffered 9 straight losses. Overcoming this, he even grabbed a spring volleyball ticket. Director 안전놀이터Kwon says, “I received expensive tutoring.” Last season’s ‘upset’ experience was added, and KEPCO became more solid.
Above all, the short-term battle is a battle of ‘force’. KEPCO was on an expedition, but they were not pushed back, but rather overpowered. Jae-deok Seo as well as Thais, a foreign player, energized the team with their play without sacrificing themselves. Numerous KEPCO fans who visited Jangchung Gymnasium were also a great help.
In addition, Seongjin Lim’s growth in the third year is also encouraging. Lim Seong-jin, who is in his third year, is playing spring volleyball as a starting member for the first time this season. Director Kwon cited Lim Seong-jin’s weakness as being a bit timid, but he completely brushed it off in JunPO. Director Kwon also said, “Sung-jin must have grown more. He thinks his confidence has also risen. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “I look forward to a good performance in the PO.” Seo Jae-deok also said, “Sung-jin has certainly grown. Rather, there were parts of me that leaned on Sungjin. He has a good-looking face and he is good at volleyball,” he laughed.
In addition, manager Shin Yeong-cheol of Woori Card, the enemy general, also highly evaluated the power of KEPCO. Coach Shin said, “The composition of players is good. They know how to run the game themselves. There is Shin Young-seok and Thais are stable. I know how to adjust the intensity according to the situation. It is safe to go up to the championship match,” he said.
Heading to Cheonan now. Director Kwon laughed and said, “I was actually offended by the fact that he was a ‘newbie’ coach,” and then said, “Since I won, I wonder if I have escaped from being a ‘newbie’ director. I didn’t think about Hyundai Capital because I only thought about Woori Card and JunPO. I think the will and confidence to do it should come first rather than the technical skills. I will play a good game,” he promised.