La Quinta and
Chapaleufu register Saturday wins
By Alex Webbe
La Quinta (Juan Ruiz GuiÃ±azu, Joaquin Pittaluga, Guillermo
Willington and Luke Tomlinson) got one step closer to qualifying for the
Hurlingham Open and the Argentine Open with a hard-fought 8-7 win over Miramar
(Gonzalo del Tour, Valerio Zubiaurre, Ignacio Laprida and Santiago Toccalino)
on Field 2 at Palermo Saturday afternoon.
Miramar took the early lead, scoring twice in the opening
chukker. La Quinta managed a single
goal and trailed 2-1.
La Quinta scored twice in the second period while holding
Miramar scoreless. It was Miramar who
trailed after two chukkers, 3-2.
Both teams present rigid defenses in the third. La Quinta managed the only goal of the period
and extended their lead to two goals, 4-2.
Miramar added another goal in the fourth chukker but the La
Quinta offense was starting to click.
Three more goals left Miramar in the rear view mirror, 7-3.
Two Miramar goals in the fifth period cut into the La Quinta
lead. La Quinta scored once but
continued to lead, 8-5.
Defenses dominated play in the sixth period with neither
team able to score. With once chukker
left in regulation time, La Quinta continued to lead by three goals, 8-5.
Miramar got a pair of goals from Santiago Toccalino, but the
rally stalled. La Quinta held on for the
Toccalino and Valerio Zubiaurre scored three goals each for
Miramar. Gonzalo Del Tour scored once in
a losing effort. Luke Tomlinsonâ€™s three
goals (two on penalty shots) led a balanced La Quinta offense. Guillermo Willington and Joaquin Pittaluga
each added a pair of goals with Juan Ruiz GuiÃ±azu scoring once in the victory.
Indios Chapaleufu II
12, Santa Teresa 11 OT
Indios Chapaleufu II (Pepe Heguy, Ignacio Heguy, Francisco
Bensadon and Eduardo Heguy) might have had three goals on Santa Teresa (Juan
Martin Zavaleta, Salvador Ulloa, Francisco Elizalde and Alfredo Barabucci) on
paper, but it took a late rally and an overtime goal before they managed to eke
out the 12-11 victory.
After a 1-1 opening chukker, Santa Teresa took the lead on
three second chukker goals, 4-2. Chapaleufu
managed a single goal, but fell behind an aggressive, Juan Martin Zavaleta-led
Santa Teresa attack.
A re-focused Chapaleufu attack rode onto the field in the
third, taking complete control of the game and scoring three unanswered
goals. After three periods of play a
shocked Santa Teresa found themselves behind, 5-4.
The fourth period belonged to Santa Teresa. Adjustments were made and a disciplined
defense shut down the Chapaleufu attack.
Santa Teresa scored five consecutive goals for a 9-5 advantage. Chapaleufu never got on the scoreboard and
trailed by four goals.
The Chapaleufu offense got back on track in the fifth. Nachi Heguy and Francisco “Pancho”
BensadÃ³n combined for three Chapaleufu goals that got them back in the game. Another Santa Teresa score, however, kept
them in the lead, 10-8, with two chukkers left in regulation play.
Goals were hard to come by in the sixth. The two teams traded single scores. Santa Teresa looked good going into the seventh
period, on top of an 11-9 score. Chapaleufu
looked like they didnâ€™t have any answers as the seventh chukker began.
Chapaleufu took control of the ball in the seventh period. Two goals from Nachi Heguy tied it at
11-11. Santa Teresa just missed scoring
a goal in the final minute of the chukker, forcing sudden-death overtime.
Following a brief intermission, both teams returned to the
field. An early foul sent Eduardo Heguy
to the penalty line where he converted the shot for the winning goal, 12-11.
Zavaleta led all scoring with five goals for Santa Teresa. Salvador Ulloa added three goals to the Santa
Teresa total with Alfredo Barabucci being credited with two goals (one on a
penalty shot) and Francisco Elizalde adding a goal in the loss. Eduardo Heguy and Nachi Heguy each scored
four goals each for the Chapaleufu win. BensadÃ³n
and Pepe Heguy scored two goals apiece for the win.
Two Sunday Tortugas Open matches will feature La Dolfina
team (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martin Nero)
and La Aguada (Facundo Sola, Guillermo Caset Jr., Miguel Novillo Astrada and
Ignacio Novillo Astrada) in the opener at Pilar. Ellerstina (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres
Jr., Mariano Aguerre and Nicolas Pieres) will follow facing La Aguada/Las
Monjitas (Lucas James, Cristian Laprida, Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Alejandro