La Irenita Clinova and La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus Collect Wins in Hurlingham Open
Kicking-off Friday’s anticipated matches in the Hurlingham Open on the AAP Grounds in Pilar, La Irenita Clinova (Facundo F. Llorente, Tomas F. Llorente, Bautista Bayugar, Isidro Strada) faced Cria La Dolfina (Guillermo Terrera, Tomas Panelo, Diego Cavanagh, Alejo Taranco). Each team seeking their first victory of the tournament, a six-goal performance, including four conversions from Bayugar ultimately edged their opponents for the 11-9 win.
Concluding the doubleheader, La Irenita Gsquared (Segundo Bocchino, Santiago Loza, Martin Podesta, Felipe Dabas) went head-to-head with La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus (Facundo Sola, Alfredo Bigatti, Guillermo Caset, Jeronimo de Carril), where La Irenita Gsquared difficulties converting from the line allowed La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus to carry an early lead to the commanding 11-5 victory.
Trading scores to open the action, Cria La Dolfina’s Cavanagh was matched by efforts from La Irenita Clinova’s Facundo F. Llorente and Bayugar. Continuing to match each other stride-for-stride, Bayugar generated some separation in the third chukka on three consecutive goals, as Tomas F. Llorente and Strada added on from the field to give La Irenita Clinova a 7-2 advantage at the break.
Managing just two goals on twelve shots in the first half, Terrera got a struggling Cria La Dolfina back on the scoreboard for the first time since the third chukka. Utilizing the momentum established in the fifth, Cria La Dolfina began their comeback bid putting together a run of three goals that included key conversions from Panelo and Cavanagh to cut their deficit to four. Left scoreless in the sixth, La Irenita Clinova answered on back-to-back efforts from Bayugar and Strada, as La Irenita Clinova’s consistent defensive efforts successfully held Cria La Dolfina to one goal on five shots to secure the 11-9 victory.
Following a convincing 13-11 victory over Ellerstina, La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus struck early from the line, with Gonzalez responding for La Irenita Gsquared from the field. Following a scoreless second chukka, La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus broke out in the third, posting four goals on efforts from del Carril and Bigatti for a 5-2 lead. Continuing to hold La Irenita Gsquared scoreless Caset sank two more goals on three shots to end the half 7-2 in favor of La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus.
Unable to convert from the penalty line in the first half, La Irenita Gsquared’s scoring drought continued in the fifth, as Caset and de Carril increased La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus’ commanding lead to seven. Finally getting La Irenita Gsquared back on the scoreboard since early in the first half, a field goal from Dabas led the way for Bocchino to add an additional two goals, but a final effort from Cernadas ultimately sealed the victory for La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus 11-5.
La Natividad (2-0) vs La Irenita Grand Champions (2-0)
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