Despite the efforts and the energy expended, the three teams from Agaunoise had to let the high-calais clubs savor the final victory.
Yet the club Pécaporés St-Maurice had made every effort to make the feast of Unihockey beautiful. He had commanded the sun, set up all the infrastructure to feed and water the spectators and the players and planned plenty of side events to cheer up this day of the cantonal finals of the Cup. In addition, there were three teams from the club in the final, what could we dream of better? Well just a win to put the icing on the cake ……. But this is only part of the speech of the captain Agaunois Mickael Coquoz.
Superb atmosphere with a public madness Tuileries.
The Agaunois juniors knew that their task would be difficult against the Visper Lions who were the ultra favorites of this part. Yet the young Pécaporés threw themselves on the ground without asking too much questions. They just wanted to have fun and why not tickle a little high Valais a little too much of their fact. They were quickly put in the perfume by passing a little next to their first thirds. Subsequently they left their complexes in the locker room and gave a good response to a team that does not play in the same category of play. In the end it is a defeat for the Scattered, but their satisfaction was still present because they have all given for not having regrets.
Scraped – Lions Screws 9-22 (3-12 / 4-5 / 2-5)
The Griffons du Chablais (in dark) have resisted well against a more homogeneous team.
This final Griffons kicked off the floor. After less than ten minutes of play the Chablaisiennes led largely 5-1. It was also the moment Naters coach chose to change goalkeeper and the game was balanced until the first break. The tea was going to galvanize the visitors and perhaps put the Bas-Valaisan to sleep.
If the residents of the Tuileries had started well, were the high-valaisannes who would take control of this part from the kickoff of the middle third. They raised the tempo and played more physical. At this time, the protectors of Lionel Baillif could only watch the train go by. They did have a burst of pride at the end of third and beginning of the 3rd but the damage was done and the players Naters could cure them and so goalaverage flying to a clear victory and accurate.
Just after the presentation of the trophy, the captain of Chablais Griffons Laetitia Lugon still enjoyed the silver medal: “Our main goal was to reach the final to play in front of our audience. We succeeded with the way and in front of Naters we had to give everything to have no regrets. We started the game well, unfortunately we have accumulated too many errors and clumsiness to compete with such a team. We are girls who play together for several years, while we are a mixture of the two clubs of St-Maurice and Aigle and we do not have the same automatisms. But we can be proud of our course and especially happy to have been able to evolve in front of an extraordinary audience. It was just great to be able to play this final. I hope we were able to create a craze for this sport throughout Chablais and the Riviera. “
Chablais Griffons – Naters 8-18 (5-3 / 2-7 / 1-8)
Goals: Roth 1-0, Coquoz 2-0, 2-1, Roth 3-1, Besse 4-1, Coquoz, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, Roth 6-3, 6-4, 6 -5. 6-6, 6-7, 6-8, 6-9, 6-10, Cutch 7-10, Lugon 8-10, 8-11, 8-12, 8-13, 8-14, 8-15, 8-16, 8-17, 8-28.
Chablais Griffons: Tessa Converset; Valerie Blom, Séverine Abbet, Elodie Niedbalski, Stephanie Roth, Laetitia Lugon, Mélanie Rieler, Celine Berthoud, Virginie Leverger, Cassandra Bruchez, Sara Catraneo, Tania Coquoz, Stephanie Besse, Sybille Cuche, Gwendoline Veuthey. Coach: Lionel Baillif.
Beautiful attitude of the porter Mikko Comte the unfortunate Hero of this final 2018.
This 4 th league team had to face a formation of 3 rd league accustomed to play on large fields. Super motivated, the Pecaporés started the game at 200 per hour by literally suffocating visitors all surprised by this breaking wave. Unsure of nothing and continuing to put pressure on a completely submerged opponent defense, the guests of the day could go take the first tea with a comfortable lead of 4 goals.
The return to play after the break was more exhausting. The villagers had found a little of their minds and increased their volume of play. Unfortunately they broke regularly on a Mikko Count very much in his case in front of the net. He repelled the majority of the assaults and kept his team in the game. At the end of the middle third the agaunois still had 4 goals in advance on the scoreboard.
And madness seized the Tuileries at the outset of the 3rd period.
Superb final match and what fair play …… peddle in all sports.
The very large public who filled the stands was all in the hands of the Agaunois cause. But was not counting with the mentality of the veegeois encouraged by a handful of very motivated supporters. The latter entered the field having changed goalkeeper and moving two blocks to put some madness in their game. The bet was paid since barely the commitment given, they rushed to attack the goal and agaunois in less time than it takes to write the score went from 8-4 for the Scattered to 8-8. There was a reaction from the St-Mauriards but it was of very short duration since the visitors released their goalie to play with an additional player and they managed a new equalizer at 9-9. Everyone was already thinking of extra time when, 15 seconds into the end of the game, the captain of the city deceived the excellent Mikko Comte and gave the victory to his colors. Too bad for the Pécaporés but the show offered by the two formations was very beautiful and he feasted the very large audience. That she’s a great propaganda for this sport, still too little known.
Captain Mickael Pécaporés Coquoz back on this portion of madness: “We were in front of us a team who play leading roles on large lots of 3rd league. We entered the game well and we applied our game plan well. In front of such a public we did not want to disappoint them. We have given the shock to the end of the 2nd third. There maybe we were a bit too euphoric and we did not make the right decisions. We have seen that the length of the match the experience of our opponent has made the difference. But we have no regrets to have because we gave everything and this silver is a great reward for the whole club. We worked like crazy for a month to offer a very good resistance to a much more experienced team than us. “
At the end of the finals staged by the Pécaporés club of St-Maurice, one of the co-presidents of Loic Cutullic organization only retains the positive of this wonderful adventure: “We had to take this organization a little up-right because they could not find a club to organize the Finals of the Valais Cup. We decided to set up a committee and ensure the smooth running of this organization by really wanting to celebrate the Unihockey. I think this party was beautiful and successful and icing on the cake with three teams in the finals. The level of play presented was also a very good propaganda for this sport. It still remains a bit of frustration not to have, in three finals, to get at least a Cup.
Scraped – Visper Lions 9-10 (6-2 / 2-2 / 1-6)
Goals: Favre 1-0, 1-1, Coquoz 2-1, Coquoz 3-1, Favre 4-1, 4-2, Coquoz 5-2, Cutullic 6-2, Favre 7-2, 7-3, Cutullic 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8 Favre, 9-9, 9-10.
Scattered: Mikko Count; Loic Cutullic, Christophe César, David Favre, Florian Baillif, Lionel Baillif, Yannick Fasel, Mickael Coquoz, Florian Amiguet, Mattias Comte, Jim Delitroz, Grégoire Sallin, Jimmy De Angelis, Matthieu Frossard, Baptiste Zuber, Stéphane Minder.
Coach: Gian Giobellina