Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | Empire Polo Club
General George Patton 4- and 8-Goal Results and Standings
At the end of the first week of these two-week tournaments the team standings are as follows:
Win=2, Bye=1, Loss=0. Two teams with the most points go to finals February 23.
1 win, 1 bye=3
Empire (Rob Scapa 0, Robert Payne II 3, Rob Payne III 3, Russell Stimmel 2)
1 win, 1 loss=2
Evergreen (Tom Sprung -1, Carlos Galindo 2, Carlitos Galindo 4, Juan Jo Gonzalez 3)
1 win, 1 loss=2
Spindrift (Torrey Ripinsky 0, John Bickford 1, Jason Crowder 6, Catlin Dix 0)
1 win, 1 loss=2
Santa Ynez (Gina Padilla -1, Mariano Gracida 4, Julio Gracida 4, Meghan Gracida 0)
1 loss, 1 bye=1
Ridgway Hemp (Beau Staley -1, Agustin Bottaro 0, Dayelle Fargey 1, Memo Gracida 5)
2-0 Zahedi Chogan
(Sy Zahedi -1, Meghan Gracida 0, Dayelle Fargey 1.5, Francisco Guinazu 3)
2-0 Grand Prairie
(Ross Adams 0, Cheryl Schindel -.5, Garret Smith 1.5, Joe Henderson 3)
(Tim Kelly 0, Audrey Persano .5, Luis Saracco 3, Chino Payan .5)
1-1 Hanalei Bay
(Krista Bonaguidi -1, Alejandro Gonzalez 3, Taylor Freeman 2, Ryan Kerley -.5)
0-2 Granite Bay/Archangel
(Eric Hammon 0, German Coppel 0, Ashton Wolf 3, Alonso Andrade 1)
(Elizabeth Humphreys -.5, Lesley Tims -.5, Valentino Echezarreta 2, Ignacio Saenz 3)
Sunday’s matches were fast and furious, in front of a full house on a gorgeous, sunny desert day!
In the 8-Goal Patton Cup, Spindrift went to battle against Santa Ynez. Julio Gracida scored 2 penalty shots to start off the scoring for Santa Ynez. Torrey Ripinsky knocked one in for Spindrift, ending the first time period with Santa Ynez in front 2 to 1. Julio converted 2 more penalty shots in the second chukker. Catlin Dix, Torrey Ripinsky, and Jason Crowder each scored once for Spindrift. Add two penalty 1 fouls that were awarded to Spindrift, and chukker two ended 6 to 4. Chukker three started off with a bang, as Julio grabbed the ball out of the mouth of the goal, ran the length of the field and pegged a neck shot through the posts to dazzle the crowd. Ripinsky scored his third of the day, ending the first half with Spindrift leading 7 to 5. Mariano started the second half with a goal for Santa Ynez. Catlin Dix took out an opponent, clearing the way for Jason Crowder to score for Spindrift. Julio converted two penalty shots, and the fourth chukker ended in a tie, 8 to 8. Spindrift picked up the pace in the fifth chukker, scoring three unanswered goals to take the lead, 11 to 8. In the sixth chukker, Julio Gracida’s penalty 4 shot went airborne, flying high to add one for Santa Ynez. John Bickford, who had many long carries throughout the game, put one through the posts to put Spindrift up by 3. Ripinsky made his fifth goal of the day, and as the time ran out, Spindrift’s Julio Gracida pegged a penalty 2, (his 9th goal of the day). As the final horn sounded, it was Spindrift that headed to the winner’s circle, with a final score of 13 to 10.
Teams Zephyr and Zahedi Chogan put on a crowd-pleasing show in the 4-Goal match. Sy Zahedi was the first to score, followed by teammate Francisco Guinazu, ending chukker one with Zahedi Chogan in the lead, 2.5(+.5 by handicap) to 0. Dayelle Fargey’s goal made it 3.5 to 0. Ignacio Saenz joined the scoring, putting 1 point for Zephyr on the board. Guinazu also scored and the second time period ended 4.5 to 1. Ignacio came alive in the third chukker, putting 3 unanswered points on the board for Zephyr. That ended the first half with the close score of 4.5 to 4, a half point advantage to Zahedi Chogan. Scoring went back and forth in chukker four which ended with Zahedi Chogan ahead, 7.5 to 6. Fargey increased the lead to 8.5 to 6 early in the fifth and last chukker. Tension mounted as Zephyr came close, with Ignacio converting two penalty 2 shots, but Zahedi Chogan persevered, winning by a nose, 8.5 to 8.