8-Goal USPA Champions Cup & 4-Goal USPA Lions Cup
Results from March 24th, 2019
The desert is heating up, and so is the polo at Empire Polo Club! The two-week, $$ money$$ tournament has six teams competing in the 8-goal, and six teams in the 4-goal.
Cotterel Farms (Jenny Benardoni 0, Francisco Benardoni 1, Max menini 4, Francisco Guinazu 3)
Evergreen (Tom Sprung -1, Carlitos Galindo 3, Taylor Freeman 2, Nicolai Galindo 4)
Lockton (Tim Kelly 0/Athena Malen 0, Tommy Costello 1, Andres Gonzalez 2, Shane Rice 4)
STG/Chapel Hill (John Ziegler 0, Torrey Ripinsky 0, Juan Jo Gonzalez 3, Martin Juarequi 5T) Spindrift (Omar Mangalji 0, John Bickford 1, Leandro Floccari 2, Juan Curbello 5) Ridgway Hemp (Beau Staley -1, Quinn Evans 0, Carlos Hernandez 4, Memo Gracida 5)
Sunday morning, Cotterel Farms met STG/Chapel Hill on the field for a nose-to-nose battle. The match began with both teams successfully making two penalty shots, ending the first chukker tied at 2 to 2. In the next two chukkers, scored goals went back and forth, making the half-time score Cotterel Farms 4, to STG/Chapel Hill 5. The trend continued, with Cotterel Farm’s two points in the fourth chukker being answered by STG/Chapel Hill’s one point. The teams came out swinging in the fifth. Cotterel Farms made three goals and STG/Chapel Hill two. Chukker six began with a Cotterel Farm’s advantage, 9 to 8. Both teams were bound and determined in the final chukker, and each scored twice. Cotterel Farms persevered, and won the match, 11 to 10.
Spindrift challenged the Ridgway Hemp team. Bickford initiated the scoring in the noon-time match, putting two shots through the posts. Hernandez scored once, (the first of his five goals), ending the first chukker 2 to 1. Both teams made two goals in chukker two. Ridgway Hemp was able to score two un-answered goals in the third time period, sending teams to half-time with a score of 4 to 5. Ridgway Hemp had the advantage in the fourth and fifth chukkers, putting five points on the board, to Spindrift’s one. The Spindrift team dominated the final chukker, scoring twice and keeping their opponents scoreless. At the final horn, Ridgway Hemp was the winner with the final score of 7 to 10.
Evergreen and Lockton had a by.
Games resume on Wednesday!
Empire (Rob Scapa 0), Riley Jordan 0, Kyle Fargey 3, Jessica Bailey 1)
Archangel (Greg Hanson -1, German Coppel 0, Jake Stimmel 2, Ashton Wolf 3)
Columbia West (Tom Schuerman 0, David Barnett -.5, Leandro Flocarri 2, Toto Socas 2)
Hanalei Bay (Krista Bonaguidi -1, Joe Coors 0, Ignacio Saracco 2, Luis Saracco 3)
S4K (Jay Garnett -.5, Felipe Sordelli 2, Nicolas Maciel 3, Dean Medwid -.5)
Luna Polo (Jenny Alexi 0, Meghan Gracida 0, Pepe Rodriquez 1, Diego Llaregli 3)
This year’s Lion Cup pitted Empire against Archangel. Fargey’s one goal in the first chukker put Empire up by one. He added 2 successful penalty shots, which the Archangel team answered with four goals, ending the second chukker, 3 to 4. Empire out-scored Archangel in the second half, and Empire took the match 7 to 6.
Hanalei Bay started the scoring against Columbia West, making two goals. Columbia West put one on the board, ending the first time-period 2 to 1.5. In chukker two, Hanalei scored the only goal. The trend continued in the third, which ended 4 to 1.5. After out-scoring their opponents again in the last chukker, Hanalei Bay was able to defeat Columbia West, 7 to 3.5.
S4K and Luna Polo Competed in a tight match! At half time the score was close at 3 to 2, favor S4K. Luna Polo rallied in the third chukker, scoring four points to Luna’s two. In the final chukker, both teams put two through the posts. Luna Polo was ahead at the final bell, and won with a score of 8 to 7.