KIG to face Piaget in Sunday finals

KIG makes its way into Pedro Morrison Memorial finals

Alex Webbe

KIG scored a win and a tie in Saturday afternoon’s
round-robin competition to qualify for Sunday’s finals of the 2012 Pedro
Morrison Memorial Cup.

Audi (Carlitos Gracida, Jeff Hall, Mark Ganzi and Wes
Finlayson) got off to a strong start, downing Flat Out (Joecelyn Grouix, Paul
Knapp, Brandon Phillips and Mariano Gonzalez) in the opening three chukkers of
the round-robin, 5-2.

Wes Finlayson scored the first goal of the game from the
field followed by a penalty conversion from Marc Ganzi for a 2-0 lead.  Flat Out got right back into it with a pair
of penalty goals from Mariano Gonzalez as the first chukker ended all even at

Jeff Hall opened the second period with a penalty
conversion.  He followed it up with a
steal from a Flat Out player at midfield and a run 150 yards down the field for
a goal. Ganzi added another score from the field while Audi shut down the Flat
Out offense.  After two chukkers, Audi
had Flat Out on its heels with a three goal lead, 5-2.

The final chukker of the mini-match was all defense with
neither team scoring as Audi left the field with a 5-2 win.


Flat Out fell behind early with Juancito Bollini scoring
twice from the field for KIG while holding Flat Out scoreless.  After the first seven minutes of play, KIG
held a 2-0 advantage.

Juancito Bollini gave KIG a 3-0 edge in the second
chukker with his third goal of the day.  Paul
Knapp kept his team from getting shut out again with a goal from the
field.  KIG continued to lead, 3-1.

Two more goals from Knapp in the third period tied it up
at 3-3.  KIG responded with a penalty
conversion from Grant Ganzi to move back into the lead, 4-3.  Mariano Gonzalez tied it up to end the match
in a 4-4 deadlock.

8, AUDI 4

Audi returned to the field for the final three chukkers, Jason
Crowder scored the first goal from the field, answered by a 40-yard penalty
conversion from Jeff Hall.  Kris Kampsen added
another goal for KIG. And Audi found itself trailing, 2-1.

 Marc Ganzi scored
twice from the field for Audi in the second, but Kampsen responded with a pair
of goals of his own.  KIG continued to
lead, 4-3.

Marc Ganzi converted a 60-yard penalty shot for Audi in
the third and final chukker as they tied it up at 4-4, but the rest of the
period belonged to KIG.  Crowder scored
on a beautifully executed cut shot for a goal and added another as he struck the
ball out of the air and through the goal posts. 
Kampsen added a penalty goal and the final goal of the match from the
field in the 8-4 victory and a berth in Sunday’s 3pm finals against Piaget.

Flat Out is slated to play Newport/Ruby Q on Sunday
morning at 10:30 am at the Palm City Polo Club for the Tato’s Mallets Challenge
Cup.  Audi will face Equine Law at 1pm for
the Prisa Invitational Cup while Piaget and KIG will face one another in the
finals of the 2012 Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup. 
Both afternoon games will take place at the Grand Champions Polo Club in