Ellerstina and La Aguada remain undefeated

and La Aguada remain undefeated

By Alex Webbe

afternoon wins by La Aguada (2-0) and Ellerstina (2-0) will set up a showdown
on Sunday when the two undefeated teams face-off to determine who will face La
Dolfina in the finals of the 2011 Hurlingham Open.

Chapa II
charged into action, getting goals from Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Eduardo
Heguy (penalty conversion) before Ellerstina responded with a goal from Facundo
Pieres.  Another penalty goal from
Eduardo Heguy was followed by Facundo Pieres’ second goal of the chukker.  Chapa II took an early 3-2 lead.

The Ellerstina
defense shut down the Chapa II attack in the second frame, picking up goals
from Gonzalito Pieres and Nachi Heguy. 
After two chukkers of play, Ellerstina took a 4-3 lead.

Two more
Ellerstina goals went unanswered with Nachi Heguy scoring his second goal on the
day and Nicolas Pieres adding a goal to the Ellerstina total.  Three chukkers into the game and Ellerstina had
Chapa II trailing 6-3.

Heguy and Pepe Heguy scored to open the fourth chukker, but Ellerstina retaliated
with a goal from the field from Gonzalito Pieres and a penalty conversion from
Facundo Pieres.  Ellerstina continued to
lead at the end of the first half, 8-5.

The pace
continued into the second half, but well-executed defensive work by both sides
held the scoring in check.  Alberto Heguy
scored first, but Gonzalito Pieres closed out the period with Ellerstina
holding on to a three goal advantage, 9-6.

Heguy added two more goals from the field for Chapa II, but a pair of penalty
conversions from Facundo Pieres kept Ellerstina there goals ahead, 11-8, with
just two chukkers left to play.

Ellerstina was
attempting to close out the game in the seventh, but Chapa II had other
ideas.   Defensive fouls by the
Ellerstina team put Chapa II’s Eduardo Heguy at the penalty line, and with
three penalty conversions and no offense to show for from Ellerstina, the game
was all even at 11-11 at the end of the seventh chukker.

Chapa II made
the miscues in the eighth chukker as Facundo Pieres made good on a pair of
penalty shots for a 13-11 edge.  Eduardo
Heguy cut the lead to a single goal with his seventh penalty conversion of the
game, but Gonzalito Pieres scored for the fourth time to secure the 14-12 win.

Pieres scored six of his seven goals on penalty shots.  Gonzalito added four goals; Nachi Heguy scored
twice; and Nicolas Pieres added one.

 Eduardo Heguy scored all seven of his goals on
penalty shots.  Alberto Heguy added four
goals and Alejandro Astrada scored one goal in the loss.

Chapa II was
forced to play with south African 7-goaler Nachi De Plessis instead of American
9-goaler Julio Arellano due to a delayed connecting flight to Buenos Aires.


Francisco De
Narvaez scored the first goal of the game for Alegria, but that was when La
Aguada took control of the game.  Ignacio
Astrada scored once form the field and converted a penalty goal before Eduardo
Astrada closed out the opening chukker with a goal for the early 3-1 lead.

Bensadon and Fred Mannix, Jr. picked up goals for Alegria in the second, but
Miguel Astrada’s first goal of the contest kept La Aguada on top of a 4-3

penalty conversion in the third was followed by a scoring drive by Ignacio
Astrada, and the period ended with La Aguada holding on to a narrow 5-4

La Aguada
scored two unanswered goals in the fourth with Javier Astrada and Ignacio
Astrada each converting penalty shots for goals.  At the end of the first half, La Aguada led
by three goals, 7-4.

De Narvae3z
opened the fifth with a penalty conversion for a goal for Alegria, but ensuing
goals from Miguel Astrada and Javier Astrada ended the chukker with La Aguada
stretching its lead to four goals, 9-5.

defenses tightened in the sixth, with La Aguada taking advantage of fouls
committed by Alegria.  Ignacio Astrada converted
both penalty shots and La Aguada left the field with a six goal, 11-5 lead.

De Narvaez
scored Alegria’s first goal from the field in five chukkers in the seventh, but
Ignacio responded with another penalty goal and La Aguada led 12-6 with seven
minutes left to play.

La Aguada
eased up on their horses in the final minutes of the game as Mannix scored
three times and Mariano Aguerre tallied his first and only goal of the
game.  La Aguada remained undefeated with
a 2-0 record.

Ignacio led
all scoring with seven goals (five on penalty shots). Brothers Miguel and
Javier Astrada added two goals apiece and Eduardo Astrada scored once in the

Fred Mannix,
Jr. scored four goals for Alegria.  De
Narvaez added three; Bensadon accounted for two goals and Aguerre scored once
in a losing effort.

Open play will continue on Saturday, October 29 when Chapa Uno (1-1) meets
Estancia Grande (0-2) followed by a showdown between La Dolfina (2-0) and
Pilara Piaget (1-1).

On Sunday
Chapa II will begin the day facing Alegria (0-2) while La Aguada (2-0) and
Ellerstina (2-0) will battle to determine who will meet La Dolfina in the