Empire Polo Club | February 10th, 2019
8-Goal USPA Nat’l President’s Cup Finals
In the 8-Goal Presidents Cup Finals, Ridgeway Hemp, (Beau Staley -1, Meghan Gracida 0, Carlos Hernandez 4, Memo Gracida 5) made it to the finals with three wins, and Lockton, (Jenny Benardoni 0, Tommy Costello 1, Nicolas Maciel 3, Shane Rice 4) came to Sunday’s line-up with two wins.
The game started off with Carlos and Shane each making a penalty shot to end chukker one tied at 1 to 1. In chukker two, Lockton came alive with five goals while Ridgeway Hemp was scoreless. Ridgeway Hemp battled back in the next chukker with three points. Shane scored his fifth goal and added one for Lockton in the third chukker, which sent to teams to half time with Lockton in front 7 to 4. Memo attempted to close the lead by scoring one in the fourth and one in the fifth chukker, which Shane equaled with two goals in the fifth chukker. The teams headed into the sixth chukker 9 to 6. Lockton managed to hold on to their lead and win the game 11 to 9.
4-Goal USPA Nat’l Amateur Cup
After a three-way shoot-out in the 4-Goal Amateur Cup, Hanalei Bay, (Krista Bonaguidi -1, Joe Coors 0, Ignacio Saracco 2, Luis Saracco 3) and Evergreen, (Tom Sprung -1, Quinn Evans 0, Taylor Freeman 2, Carlitos Galindo 3) advanced to Sunday’s final.
Carlitos put the first point on the board for Evergreen, which was answered by Joe Coors’ successful penalty shot. Luis put the ball through the posts, which ended chukker one with a 2 to 1 score. Carlos and Luis each scored one penalty shot in the next chukker. Quinn joined them in the third chukker with making his penalty shot. That put the half-time score at a 3 to 3 tie. In the chilly, windy chukkers that followed, Evergreen scored one to Hanalei Bay’s five. The final score was Hanalei Bay 8 to Evergreen 4.
The 1-Goal finals was a round-robin between Vancouver, (Kristen Armbruster -1, Grant Lockhart -1, T.J. Elordi 0, Nicolas Maciel 3), Vashon, (Kim Bergman -1, Stephanie Davidson -1, Becky Schallar -1, Mariano Gutierrez 4) and CPC-Sethi Transport, (Paul Sethi -1, Olivier Climaud 0, Tom Schuerman o, Domingo Questel 2).
Vancouver and Vashon ended their two chukkers tied 3 to 3. CPC-Sethi Transport beat Vancouver 3 to 1. Vashon and CPC-Sethi Transport tied 2 to2. CPC-Sethi Transport was the winner of the match by three net goals.