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COYOTE CLASSIC II SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010
RAIDERS 9, LOS LOBOS 7
Raiders: Lolo Payan 4, Brad Rambsby 3, Goyo Mariscal 2, Shaun Flanagan.
Los Lobos: Ashton Wolf 7, Dayelle Fargey 1, Eddie Babai, Kendra Clark.
Umpires: Domingo Questel, Andy Maze; 3rd man Kate Ewart, Announcer: Kim Kelly.
CHARGERS 10, RANCHO AMISTAD 6 Chargers: Domingo Questel 6, Ernesto Bautista 3, Hayward Pardue 1, Gustavo de Grieff.
Rancho Amistad: Santos Areolla 4, Scott Walker 1, Karin McCoy 1, Kate Ewart. Umpires: Billy Ramos, Goyo Mariscal.
SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010
LOS LOBOS 6, RANCHO AMISTAD 3
Los Lobos: Ashton Wolf 3, Kendra Clark 2, Eddie Babai 1, Kim Garsed/Grainger Hines. Rancho Amistad: Santos Areolla 1, Kate Ewart 1, Scott Walker, Karin McCoy. Umpires: Brad Ramsby, Billy Ramos; 3rd man, Hayward Pardue.
RAIDERS 6, CHARGERS 5
Raiders: Goyo Mariscal 3, Lolo Payan 2, Brad Ramsby 1, Shaun Flanagan Chargers: Domingo Questel 2, Ernesto Bautista 2, Hayward Pardue, Gustavo deGrieff, one on handicap.
Umpires: Andy Maze, Santos Areolla; 3rd man, Kim Garsed.
Empire rules Coyote Classic
By Diane Hensley
Three-goaler Ashton Wolf put six goals on the boards for Empire Polo Club in the Coyote Classic, making short work of both Atlant and Yuma in the four-goal round robin.
In the first set against Atlant, Bautista capitalized on the knock-in taking the ball coast to coast to tie 3-3 with 1:27 remaining. Wolf made the same play on a steal from Atlant’s Bolko Kissling in the last 48 seconds, to lift Empire to a one-goal lead.
Yuma defeated Atlant 7-5 in the second set on five goals from No. 3 Lolo Payan. Atlant, short on defense, fought back on three goals scored by two-goaler Domingo Questel and his dramatic goal save, blocking a midair shot fired 50 yards out by Atlant’s Kissling.
Yuma fell 6-1 under Empire’s grip in the final set, managing just a single goal by Payan late in the first chukker. Empire played by the book to man-line-ball, freeing forward Malia McCoy to tally two and Wolf to rack up three before the end of the first. Sponsor Alex Haagen IV made it official with a handy offside cut shot through the posts with :59 left on the clock.
Empire’s McCoy credited the win to good nature. “We were all happy,” she said after the match. “Happy or hung over,” said Haagen IV.
In the one goal tournament, Wild Bunch ran roughshod over Le Paon Sunday 6-3 on field 2, on three goals from quarterback Lolo Payan, and back-to-back goals in the first chukker from forward Grainger Hines.
“We pushed harder, we played harder, and today we had four players,” said three-goaler Payan. “Yesterday we had only three,” referring to Saturday’s match when teammate Ace Miranda suddenly withdrew at the half after horse trouble.
Le Paon had some difficulty breaking the passing game Payan set up with Goyo Marical. Le Paon’s Paco Buxton managed two goals in the second and fourth, but couldn’t connect with forward Eddie Babai for the offensive drives they needed. Babai wasn’t phased—despite his first time in the saddle since the summertime.
“Not too bad for not having played for three months,” said the Le Paon proprietor and team sponsor.
FOUR-GOAL (RR) TOURNAMENT
EMPIRE 4, ATLANT 3
Empire: Ashton Wolf 3, Alex Haagen IV 1, Malia McCoy, Kendra Clark.
Atlant: Bolko Kissling 1, Ernesto Bautista 1, Conrad Kissling, Domingo Questel.
YUMA 7 ATLANT 5
Yuma: Lolo Payan 5, Paco Buxton 1, Therese Volmer 1, Scott Walker
Atlant: Domingo Questel 3, Bolko Kissling 1, Ernesto Bautista 1, Conrad Kissling.
EMPIRE 6, YUMA 1
Empire: Ashton Wolf 3, Malia McCoy7 2, Alex Haagen IV 1, Kendra Clark
Yuma: Lolo Payan 1, Therese Volmer, Paco Buxton, Scott Walker.
Umpires: Andy Maze, Hayward Pardue; 3rd man Grainger Hines
ONE GOAL TOURNAMENT
WILD BUNCH 6, LE PAON 3
Wild Bunch: Lolo Payan 3, Grainger Hines 2, Kate Ewart 1, Goyo Marical
Le Paon: Paco Buxton 2, Hayward Pardue 1, Brad Ramsby 1, Eddie Babai.
Umpires: Billy Ramos, Ashton Wolf; 3rd man, Ernesto Bautista.
Desert Challenge II Polo Tournament Results
Empire Polo Club
Nov. 27 and 28th, 2010
INDIO –Rancho Remuda defeated WrightWay in the Desert Challenge II four-goal final 8-8 on net goals Sunday, sidelining Parklane for the trophy presentation in the round robin match. Rancho Remuda put away Parklane 12-5 and Parklane went south of WrightWay 7-4 over the two-day tournament.
Two-goaler Manny Rodriguez put away six goals for Rancho Remuda in the match, while teammate and forward Roxy Keyfauver scored two. Rancho Remuda trailed WrightWay Saturday 5-3 but better defense allowed Rodriguez two penalty conversions Sunday– and strong passing put back-to-back goals on the boards for him late in the third chukker.
“We tried to get the ball to Manny for the goals,” said Keyfauver. ”When he connected he rode like a fireball from hell.”
Speaking for Parklane, Ashton Wolf said a little more “pep in the step,” might have pushed them into better position.
“A little more hustle would have been good, buy hey, whenever I looked around, all I saw were reds,” meaning WrightWay’s Rob Yackley, Jared Sheldon and Ray Rosario. “I had Yackley behind, Jared on the side and Ray riding up…”
WrightWay headed off sound attempts by Parklane (3-2) and Rancho Remuda on Saturday on five goals by Rob Yackley, just off the DL.
“Easy, I was really only off for one day,” Yackley said, after sustaining some facial fractures during a match at Empire’s Open House weekend.
In the one-goal tournament final, Atlant rolled past Pablo’s Mallets 9-2, on a team effort by all players.
“We worked together really well, and that’s how it comes together. Everyone scored,” said Jared Sheldon, the team’s No. 4.
It didn’t play that way for Pablo’s Mallets, who chalked the game up to a lesson learned.
“The ball bounced against us in all directions,” said Cameron Smith, Pablo’s Mallets quarterback. “Our back shots went right in to the other team—they were the only ones there,” he said.
Next weekend at Empire Polo Club is the Coyote Classic one-goal and four-goal tournaments. Team sign-ups are being accepted until Friday at noon, according to Vicky Owens, polo manager.
DESERT CHALLENGE II RESULTS
SUNDAY, NOV. 28
ONE GOAL TOURNAMENT
CASA LAGO 9, FRESH & EASY 5
Casa Lago: Lolo Payan 5, Hayward Pardue, Scott Walker, Kate Ewart
Fresh & Easy: Domingo Questel 6, Alejandro Barojas 2, Jacob Deutsch 1, Sander Deutsch.
Umpires: Ashton Wolf, 3rd man; Kim Kelly
ATLANT 9, PABLO’S MALLETS 2
Atlant: Jared Sheldon 3, Ernesto Bautista 2, Bolko Kisslilng 2, Conrad Kissling 2
Pablo’s Mallets: TJ Elordi 1, Pepe Alcaraz, Cameron Smith, Goyo Mariscal, one on handicap.
Umpires: Alejandro Barojas, Manny Rodriguez; 3rd man, Kate Ewart.
FOUR GOAL TOURNAMENT (TWO-DAY, ROUND ROBIN)
RANCHO REMUDA 12, PARKLANE 5
Rancho Remuda: Manny Rodriguez 9, Kim Kelly 3,Cybele Jordan, Roxy Keyfauver
Parklane: Brad Ramsby 2, Ashton Wolf 2, Kendra Clark, Bill Garlock, one on handicap.
WRIGHTWAY 7, PARKLANE 4
WrightWay: Jared Sheldon 4, Rob Yackley 3, Ray Rosario, Roseanna Elordi.
Parklane: Bill Garlock 2, Brad Ramsby 1, Ashton Wolf 1, Kendra Clark.
RANCHO REMUDA 8, WRIGHTWAY 8
Rancho Remuda: Manny Rodriguez 6, Roxy Keyfauver 2, Cybele Jordan, Kim Kelly.
WrightWay: Rob Yackley 7, Ray Rosario, Jared Sheldon, Roseanne Elordi, one on handicap.
Umpires: Andy Maze, Pepe Alcaraz; 3rd man, Hayward Pardue.
Jacob Deutsch -1
Sander Deutsch -1
Domingo Questal 2
Alexandro Barojas 0
Bolko Kissling 1
Conrad Kissling -1
Ernesto Bautista 0
Jared Sheldon 1
FRESH AND EASY
Kate Ewart -1
Scott Walker -1
Hayward Pardue 0
Lolo Payan 2
Cameron Smith 0
Pepe Alcaraz 0
Goyo Mariscal 0
TJ Elordi 0
Bill Garlock 0
Ashton Wolf 3
Brad Ramsby 1
Kendra Clark -1
Ray Rosario -1
Jared Sheldon 1
Rob Yackley 3
Roseanna Elordi 0
Cybel Jordan 1
Roxy Keyfauver 1
Kim Kelly 0
Manny Rodriguez 2
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