‘Leo can’t stop even knowing it’ The secret to serving at the peak is “weight maintenance and confidence”
- on Feb 17, 2023
The serve went up as the water rose. 안전놀이터 There is no one comparable to Leo (33, OK Financial Group) in this season’s sub.
Leo, who played 112 sets in 29 games as of the 16th, recorded 0.964 serves per set, and is overwhelmingly in first place in this category. It seems virtually impossible for Lincoln (Korean Air), who is following with 0.532 per set, to catch up with Leo.
He also far exceeded his personal record. Leo’s previous record in this category was 0.561 per set in the 2012-2013 season when he was playing for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. Compared to last season (0.500 per set), the serve has improved remarkably.
On the 16th, Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, where the 5th round of the 2022-2023 season Dodram V-League men’s OK Financial Group and Korea Electric Power Co. took place. Leo broke KEPCO’s defense by inserting strong serves several times that day.
He succeeded in serving a whopping 11 times, setting a new record for the most servings in a single game this season (previously 9). Thanks to Leo’s strong serve, OK Financial Group won a set score of 3 to 2 (25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 16-25, 15-13) over KEPCO.
He also tied for second place in the men’s division in this category. In the 2021-2022 season, he tied with Russell (former Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance). The record for the most in one game is 15 by Groser (former Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) in the 2015-2016 season.
KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min emphasized before the game, “First of all, you have to be careful with Leo. You have to be wary of all attacks, not just the serve.” But even knowing Leo’s serve, he couldn’t stop it.
After the game, Leo, who met with reporters, was asked questions about the secret of his serve. “I feel like I’m doing well as I’m starting to keep my weight in place and have confidence in my serve,” he said, who has virtually reserved first place in serve this season.
Then, Leo explained, “Last year, when I tried to serve, I stepped on the line a lot. Even in the days of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, my serve wasn’t that good.” Equipped with a sharp serve through constant effort.
On this day, Leo’s scoring ability also reached its peak. Including 11 serves, he exploded 42 points, the most of both teams, and set the record for the most points scored in an individual game this season, flying wildly.
Setter Lee Min-gyu, who worked together, gave his tongue to Leo’s performance. He said, “I am comfortable as a setter (because of Leo). I can raise the toss without worrying about the opponent’s blocking,” he said. You don’t have to,” he said with a thumbs up.
Through his performance on this day, Leo also ranked first in points (763 points). He beat Thais (KEPCO) with 755 points and took the lead in the competition for the top scorer. He is aiming for his first individual serve and first place in scoring for the first time in 8 years since the 2014-2015 season (1282 points).