After its success on the European scene this week in Zagreb, the NUC continues its momentum. In the first Neuchâtel derby of Ligue A for women against VBC Val-de-Travers, Lauren Bertolacci’s proteges left no room for suspense by winning three sets to nothing in front of the 950 spectators of the Riveraine ( 25-12, 25-17 and 25-16). After (in addition!) Their victory in the Supercup and against Toggenburg in the league, the Neuchâteloises are positioning themselves as the team in form at the start of the season.
The natural logic was therefore respected Sunday, where for his part, Valtra was able to measure all the gap that separates him with a contender for the national title. Throughout the match, the Vallonières showed good movements, a remarkable team spirit, but over time this is not enough in view of the overall gap between the two teams. In the end, they were never able to upset the cantonal logic by even taking – at times – a volleyball lesson. Kyra Holt and Tia Scambray were notably ruthless.
After two days of League A, the NUC has two victories, while the VBC Val-de-Travers lost twice. Two Neuchâtel teams whose destinies already seem very different at the dawn of this new season. / yra