Audi beats up on Coca–Cola as 20–goal tournament continues

Audi beats up on
Coca-Cola; Goose Creek slips past ERG; and Crab Orchard spanks Faraway in Joe
Barry Memorial Cup action

Alex Webbe

Coming off of an opening round Joe Barry Memorial Cup five
goal loss to Orchard Hill, the Audi polo team was determined to redeem itself
against the 2012 defending championship Coca-Cola foursome, and in Wednesday’s
11 am game they did just that, scoring a decisive 17-11 win.

“We weren’t ready for the opener,” said Audi 8-goaler Nic
Roldan.  “Nico (Pieres) just arrived four
days earlier and Marc (Ganzi) just got back from skiing in Aspen (where he
injured his knee); the horses were heavy; out teamplay wasn’t in sync,” he
added. “Nothing was working for us.”

Coca-Cola scored the first two goals of the game on a
penalty shot from Julio Arellano and a goal from the field from Tommy
Collingwood to lead, 2-0.  Audi answered
back with three consecutive goals (two from Nic Roldan and one from Nico
Pieres) for a 3-2 edge.  Coca-Cola team
captain Gillian Johnston tied it up with a goal in the final seconds of the
first chukker, 3-3.

Audi took control in the second period as they outscored
Coca-Cola 5-1.  Pieres and Roldan scored
two goals apiece and Marc Ganzi added a goal from the field as they left the
field at the end of the chukker with a comfortable 8-4 advantage.

Two penalty conversions from Arellano were countered by a
single goal from Ganzi, and Coca-Cola trailed at the end of the first half,

The teams exchanged goals in the fourth chukker, each
scoring three times.  Audi continued to
hold its three goal lead, 12-9.

Coca-Cola cut the Audi lead to two goals in the
fifth.  Arellano converted two penalty
shots for goals. Roldan scored once from the field.  Audi’s lead had eroded to two goals, 13-11.

Audi owned the final period of play and Roldan was the
star.  Roldan three times from the field
and added a penalty shot for a goal while the Audi defense shut out the
Coca-Cola attack for the final 17-11 victory.

Audi’s Nic Roldan led all scoring with eleven goals on
the day, three on penalty shots.  Nico
Pieres scored three times; Marc Ganzi was credited with two goals; and Carlitos
Gracida added a goal in the win. 
Coca-Cola’s Julio Arellano registered six goals, all on penalty
shots.  Tommy Collingwood and Sugar
Erskine scored two goals apiece and Gillian Johnston scored once in a losing

Audi improved its record to 1-1 while Coca-Cola is now


Kris Kampsen scored two goals in the final chukker to
lift the Goose Creek team to a 10-9 victory over a scrappy ERG squad in the
second tournament game of the day.

First chukker goals from ERG’s Paco de Narvaez and Jeff
Blake were offset by penalty goals from Tommy Biddle and Kris Kampsen for an
early 2-2 deadlock.

Goals were no easier to come by in the second period, but
both teams managed to pick up a pair with de Narvaez and Blake scoring single
goals that were answered by single goals from Kampsen and Biddle for another
tie, 4-4.

Blocked shots, missed passes and stubborn defenses kept
the teams all even at the end of the first half at 6-6.  Once again it was de Narvaez and Blake with
single goals for ERG while Goose Creek got scores from Kampsen and Luis

Goose Creek kept ERG off of the scoreboard at the start
of the second half, but managed only a single penalty goal (Kampsen) as they
moved ahead, 7-6, after four chukkers.

A pair of goals from de Narvaez tied it at 7-7 and then
moved ERG past Goose Creek in the fifth, 8-7. 
Kampsen kept it all even with another penalty conversion for a goal,

Two goals from Kampsen trumped a single goal from de
Narvaez in the final chukker as Goose Creek rode off with the 10-9 win.

Kris Kampsen led the Goose Creek attack with seven goals,
three on penalty shots.  Both of Tommy
Biddle’s goals came on penalty conversions and Luis Escobar added a goal in the
win.  Paco de Narvaez set the pace for
ERG with five goals.  Jeff Blake was
credited with three goals and Wesley Bryan (substituting for an injured Scott
Wood at the end of the fourth chukker) added a goal in the loss.

Goose Creek remains undefeated with a 2-0 record.  ERG sits at 1-1.


In the biggest blowout of the season, Crab Orchard
trampled Faraway 9-3 in a game in which Faraway didn’t get on the scoreboard
until the fifth chukker.

Neither team was impressive in the opening chukker of
lay, with Crab Orchard’s Matias Magrini scoring the only goal of the chukker
after the first six minutes of play. 
Crab Orchard took the early lead, 1-0.

For the duration of the first, however, it was all Crab

Seven goals over the course of the second and third chukkers
went unanswered as Crab Orchard built up a one-sided 8-0 lead.  Another goal by Magrini in the fourth period
had Crab Orchard riding a nine goal lead, 9-0.

Faraway finally managed to shut down the Crab orchard
attack in the final two chukkers of the game, but it was a case of too little,
too late.

A single goal from Juan Monteverde in the fifth chukker
and a pair of goals from Santiago Chavanne in the sixth ended the match, with
Crab Orchard registering an impressive 9-3 win.

The victory boosts Crab Orchard’s record to 1-1 while
Faraway falls to 0-2.

Five goals from Matias Magrini (two on penalty shots) led
the scoring on the day for Crab orchard. 
Mariano Aguerre scored three times (once by penalty) and Felipe Viana
scored once in the win.   Santiago
Chavanne scored twice for Faraway with teammate Juan Monteverde adding a single
goal in the loss.