The Ylvisaker Cup, third tournament of the 20-goal season at International Polo Club Palm Beach, continued this weekend with four matches. A new ‘Sunday Game’ saw Colorado claim their second victory in the competition after defeating Prestige Worldwide. The first half of the game was very even, but Colorado managed to gain the advantage in the first few chukkas. It is fair to say that it was Diego Cavanagh’s best match of the year so far; the Argentine was quick in attack and a key playmaker for his team.
The score at halftime was 5-4 in favour of Rob Jornayvaz’s boys, but after a great fourth chukka Prestige Worldwide managed to tie the game 7-all. But everything changed in the fifth. Three goals from Diego Cavanagh and one from youngster Santino Magrini gave Colorado a comfortable 11-7 lead. The four goal margin proved fatal for Prestige Worldwide. The last chukka saw each team score a goal a piece, meaning that Colorado secured the solid victory. They showed great skill and potential for what’s to come in the tournament.
Juan Britos: “It was a very difficult match which we were lucky enough to win. Cambiaso was supporting us quite a bit from the pony lines, and Diego [Cavanagh] is a great player and captain, and that was shown on the field. We had our strategies and tactics and luckily they worked out well enough to win. I think the key was our consistency, when we carried on trying even when things seemed like they weren’t working out. We are very happy to have won.”
SUNDAY POLO GAME: COLORADO 12-8 PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE
Colorado: Rob Jornayvaz 1 (1 goal), Juan Britos 7, Santino Magrini 3 (3), Diego Cavanagh 9 (8). Total: 20.
Prestige Worldwide: Will Johnston 2 (2 goals), Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 (4), Steve Orthwein 4, Juan Martín Obregon 5 (2). Total: 20.
Score Colorado: 3-1, 4-2, 5-4, 7-7, 11-7, 12-8.
SD FARMS 11-10 AUDI
SD Farms: Nico Escobar 2 (1 goal), Adam Snow 5 (2), Iñaki Laprida 7 (5), Peco Polledo 6 (3). Total: 20.
AUDI: Grant Ganzi 2 (1 goal), Marc Ganzi 2 (1), Nico Pieres 8, Nic Roldan 8 (6). Total: 20.
Score SD Farms: 3-1, 3-3, 4-3, 6-6, 7-9, 10-10, 11-10.
TONKAWA 14-10 TRAVIESO
Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand A, Sterling Giannico 3 (3 goles), Sapo Caset 10 (6), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (3). Total: 20.
Travieso: Teo Calle 1 (1 gol), Tony Calle 3, Sebastián Merlos 9 (6), Tomás García del Río (2). Total: 20.
Score Tonkawa: 3-2, 3-6, 7-7, 11-7, 13-8, 14-10.
POSTAGE STAMP 12-7 COCA-COLA
Postage Stamp: Annabelle Gundlach A/Christian Weisz A (1 goal), Brandon Phillips 5 (3), Mariano Aguerre 9 (5), Kris Kampsen 6 (3). Total: 20.
Coca-Cola: Gillian Johnston 2, Steve Krueger 4 (5 goles), Julio Arellano 8 (1) (replaced by Mariano Obregon 6 (1)), Sugar Erskine 6. Total: 20.
Score Postage Stamp: 2-0, 3-0, 6-0, 7-2, 11-4, 12-7.
The Ylvisaker Cup will resume on Wednesday with the following schedule:
10am: SD Farms vs Carillon Miami Beach
12:30pm: Pilot vs. Colorado
3pm: Prestige Worldwide vs. La Indiana
Colorado vs Prestige Worldwide
SD Farms vs AUDI
Pilot vs Carillon Miami Beach
Valiente vs GSA
All matches will be streamed live on Pololine TV vía USPolo.org.
YLVISAKER CUP: Fixture & Teams