La Dolfina loses Monteverde to yellow cards
By Herbert Spencer
Adolfo Cambiasoâ€™s La Dolfina Peugeot came from behind to beat Indios ChapaleufÃº II Cardon 15-13 in the Hurlingham Open Sunday, but in the process lost one of its star players to yellow cards.
La Dolfinaâ€™s 10-goaler Lucas Monteverde fell victim to the new Argentine directive on zero-tolerance of players challenging umpiresâ€™ calls. It may have been a sign of La Dolfinaâ€™s desperation in the match that he received two yellow cards for talking back to officials, which means he cannot play in the teamâ€™s crucial match against La Aguada BMW next Sunday. Monteverde is likely to be replaced by 8-goaler Guillermo â€œSapoâ€ Caset, reducing La Dolfinaâ€™s handicap to 37.
Indios ChapaleufÃº II had their own drama before the match when 9-goaler Eduardo Heguy was sidelined with pneumonia. He was replaced by South African 6-goaler Ignus du Plessis, reducing the team to 31 goals against La Dolfinaâ€™s 39. Despite that substitution, the team led La Dolfina throughout the first half, ending the fourth chukka 8-7 in front.
Cambiasoâ€™s squad, however, held their opponents scoreless in the third, fourth and fifth periods to end the fifth chukka with a 10-8 advantage and then kept the lead. La Dofina failed to score in the eighth period, but came out on top at the final bell.
Meanwhile, the Novillo-Astradasâ€™ La Aguada beat AlegrÃa Air France 19-14 In the dayâ€™s first match at the Hurlingham Club. Javier Novillo-Astrada was high scorer in the match with 10 goals.