And facing the suburbanites of Châteauroux, another tenor of the championship, they did not put together their meeting so badly, despite a bench still very cracked by the injury of Alexia Lacaule – touched at Rezé – who was added the absences of Mylène Condoris (knee), Heloïse Hillairet (back) and the exit at the end of the meeting of Iva Kostova who mistreated her ankle (37th) on her last support in the end of a nice counter while the Villenavaises were playing their all out to reduce the bill.
Because if apart from the pretty first rolled arm of their Brazilian Letitia Soares (2-0, 2nd), the Ambitious never led to the mark they never let go during a delicate first half where the 15 pts behind (25-40, 20th) legitimately raised questions about the rest.
“We lacked skill inside and outside, but with the return of missing players for most of the shooters, we will fix this in the future, confided in the end (49-64) Alexandre Palfroy well aware that his players who were too imprecise in the automatisms could only try to reproduce the little he instilled in them in two training sessions…”
A good third
The Berrichonnes who had broken away at the end of the first quarter thanks to the skill of their two best scorers, the leader Désirée Ramos and their strong winger Amélie Guillon (17-22, 10th), took advantage of the following ten minutes to gradually increase the cursor by their pivots Hermine Ngueko and their captain Grace N’Baikoua, until half-time (25-40).
But this offensive patience on the half-field still proving incapable of extinguishing the will of the Girondines who then passed into the zone – with the big Soares and Berete behind – achieved by far their best performance (16 – 10) in the second half of the third quarter.