Las Monjitas Over Zacara, 17-11
By Alex Webbe
In the earlier semifinal match Las Monjitas took Zacara apart in a 17-11 game. Las Monjitas built up a 4-1 lead after the first chukker and never surrendered the lead.
While Las Monjitas scored multiple goals in every chukker, Zacara had trouble finding the range as shot after shot went wide when they were finally able to mount an attack.
â€œWe really werenâ€™t concentrating on the game today,â€ said Zacara 8-goaler Jeff Hall, â€œThey played hard and did a good job. Weâ€™ll see what happens in the Open (the United States Open Championship) next week,â€
The fourth chukker ended with Zacara trailing 10-8, and then Las Monjitas took the field and really slammed the door.
Playing shutout defense Las Monjitas scored five consecutive goals for a 15-8 lead. The final chukker resulted in Zacara scoring a handful of meaningless goals as Las Monjitas took the game, 17-11.
Adam Snow scored nine goals for Las Monjitas. Nacho Astrada converted six penalty shots and added a goal from the field and 9-goaler Eduardo Astrada scored once.
Carlos Gracida scored five times for Zacara. Hall added four goals to the total with Magoo Laprida scoring twice and Weston Gracida, filling in for team captain Lyndon Lea, adding a single goal.
The win lifts Las Monjitas into the finals of Sundayâ€™s noon final of the Butler Handicap against todayâ€™s victorious White Birch team.