The Golden Knights came into the meet with little training and held their ground quite well, winning two rounds and keeping up in four more. Then it was time for the outdoor competition a week later, where the French Girls had an even bigger advantage after a 120-jump training camp in Eloy earlier this year.
The 11-point difference between the two teams in Raeford now grew to 28 points after the 10-round competition in DeLand. The French Girls won nine of the ten rounds and allowed the Golden Knights a tie in Round 5. The 21.6 average of the French Girls is significantly higher than last year, while the Golden Knights are not back yet on the same scoring level.
Paraclete XP indoor 2014 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 T. Avg 4way Women K,13,22 15,3,10 D,B,6,9 G,7,E,18 11,4,L A,21,1 J,Q,N,12 C,F,8,O P,17,M,14 2,16,20 T. Avg Aerodyne French Girls (FR) 22 20 35 26 23 24 26 28 28 20 252 25.2 Golden Knights (US) 18 20 30 27 22 24 27 28 25 20 241 24.1
It will not be enough for the Golden Knights to get back to the scoring level of 2013, which can only be a starting point. Even the winning average of 21.6 will not be the last French word in 4way Women. The team told the Sun Path Products NSL News that the training will continue on a high intensity level until the World Meet in August. The French Girls are seriously aiming at a 23-average level.
NSL-TV now follows up with the competition videos of the outdoor meet in DeLand. It will not be the last showdown between both teams before the World Meet. The Golden Knights have registered for the World Challenge 2014 and will try to reduce the distance before the final stretch of preparations begins.
|Paraclete XP Outdoor 2014||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||T.||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne French Girls (FR)||20||19||23||32||25||20||20||21||18||18||216||21.6|
|2||Golden Knights (US)||18||17||22||24||25||17||18||18||14||15||188||18.8|
It was also important for team captain Perrine Sanchez to address a few issues with previous news updates. The Sun Path Products NSL News pointed out several times that Perrine Sanchez is the only reigning 4way world champion in the female 4way category in the current lineup. She said that team videographer Remy Grandcler deserves the same credit, as he has been filming the top team in the female 4way world since 2011.
She added that her teams, the Deep Blue Defenders and Aerodyne French Girls, both also saw Laurence Herve all the time as a full team member throughout the last three years, even when she had to sit out during the Mondial Dubai 2012 after she broke her ankle a few months before the competition. Remy Grandcler and Laurence Herve both received their gold medals in Dubai on the podium, and the Sun Path Products NSL News sends apologies to France for the ignorance.