By Alex Webbe
Camano Island (Cameron Smith, Hayward Pardue, Jared Sheldon and Lolo Payan) scored five second half goals to take the 3-goal Out with the Old, with a 9-6 win over Wrightway (Patrick Shanahan, Tom Shanahan, Tim Rudy and Erik Wright) in with the New tournament Sunday afternoon at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, closing the books on the 2011 season and welcoming in the 2012 slate of tournaments.
Parkland (Bill Garlock, Doug Schneider, Remy Muller and Ashton Wolf) scored an 9-4 consolation victory over Angel Rae Glass (Shane Flock, Roxy Keyfauver, Charlie Thieriot and Ernesto Bautista) while Rogue (Fred Schneeberger, Cameron Diggon, Lolo Payan and Goyo Mariscal) topped Woodside’s visiting Brumby Farm (Jake Brumby, Natalie Brumby, Chris Brumby and Kimo Huddleston) 14-13, scoring three goals in the final chukker for the win.
Camano Island snuck past Parklane Saturday (7-6), and trailed Wrightway 5-4 at halftime before rallying to capture a 9-6 win and the tournament title against a talented Wrightway foursome.
Wrightway received one goal by handicap and quickly added to it in the first chukker. Two goals from the field from Tim Rudy put them in front 3-0 before Camano Island responded. Consecutive goals from Cameron Smith and Jared Sheldon cut the lead to a single goal before Patrick Shanahan closed out the scoring with his first goal of the game and a 4-2 lead.
Sheldon cut into the Wrightway lead with two second chukker goals form Camano Island, but Rudy’s third goal of the day ended the first chukker with Wrightway in front 5-4.
Erik Wright’s first goal of the match had Wrightway ahead, 6-4 before the Camano Island offense finally got on track. Goals from Smith and Sheldon had it all even at 6-6 at the end of the third period, as the momentum shifted.
Smith added a goal in the fourth and Sheldon added two more as a shell-shocked Wrightway contingent had no answers. The final horn sounded with Camano Island galloping off with the 9-6 win.
Sheldon led all scoring with six goals. Teammate Smith added three in the victory.
PARKLANE 8, ANGEL RAE GLASS 4
Rudy accounted for three of the Wrightway total. Patrick Shanahan and Wright scored single goals and the team received one goal by handicap.
Parkland allowed Camano Island to slip past it on Saturday but had no intention of allowing that to happen again.
Angel Rae Glass received one goal by handicap, but Parklane’s Remy Muller scored the first goal from the field, 1-1. Shane Flock gave Angel Rae Glass a 2-1 lead with his first goal of the match but Bill Garlock tied it up for Parklane to end the first chukker in a 2-2 tie.
Flock scored again in the second for Angel Rae Glass but Parklane answered with two more goals for a narrow 4-3 halftime edge.
A determined Parklane team returned to the field in the third chukker and combined shutout defense with an aggressive attack to put up four unanswered goals. Single goals from Garlock and Muller and a pair from Doug Schneider had Parklane ahead, 8-3.
Charlie Thieriot finally got Angel Rae Glass on the scoreboard in the fourth, but a final goal from Garlock closed it out in a 9-4 Parklane win.
Muller was credited with four Parklane goals. Garlock scored three times and Schneider added two goals in the win.
Flock scored two goals for Angel Rae Glass with teammate Thieriot adding a goal. Angel Rae Glass received one goal by handicap.
ROGUE 14, BRUMBY FARM 13
In a carry-over from Saturday’s 1-goal contest, Rogue watched a two-goal lead disappear but held on for the 14-13 win over Brumby Farm.
Rogue rode onto the field with a 7-5 lead and maintained the two goal advantage with each team registering a single first chukker goal. Brumby Farm’s Kimo Huddleston scored the first goal of the game, but Goyo Mariscal answered back with a goal for Rogue, 8-6.
Huddleston exploded for four goals in the day’s second chukker to give Brumby Farm a 10-9 lead. Rogue was held to a single goal from Mariscal. Brumby Farm expanded its lead to two goals, 12-10 with third chukker goals from Huddleston and Chris Brumby. A single goal from Mariscal kept Rogue in the running as Brumby Farm rode off the field with one chukker in regulation time left.
Lolo Payan scored the first two goals of the final period to knot it up at 12-12. Huddleston scored for the seventh time to put Brumby on top 13-12. Payan tied it up at 13-13 in regulation time and was credited with the winner in overtime in a 14-13 Rogue win.