After a couple of matchdays postponed due to heavy rainfall, the Joe Barry Memorial Cup resumed on Thursday with the game between Tonkawa and Grand Champions. Tonkawa had a tremendous start with a great performance by its 4 players to lead Grand Champions 6-1 (5 by Sapo Caset) at halftime first, and 8-1 after 4 chukkers.
Grand Champions Polo Club started to recover in the fifth with 4 back to back goals by Mike Azzaro, and then one more added by Juanito Bollini, and Grand Champions Polo Club was suddenly only down by two, 6-8. Again in the sixth, Mike Azzaro and Juancito Bollini scored and the game was unexpectedly tied with 3 minutes left on the clock. But Tonkawa won the throw-in, ran the ball and it was Sapo Caset who scored with only 2:12 minutes to go. Tonkawa scored a very important debut win, 9-8
Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand A (2 goals), Sterling Giannico 3 (1), Sapo Caset 10 (6), Julian de Lusarreta 7.
Grand Champions: Grant Ganzi 2 (1 goal), Juancito Bollini 4 (1), Nico Pieres 8, Mike Azzaro 6 (6).
Score Tonkawa: 0-0, 3-0, 6-1, 8-1, 8-6, 9-8.
Tonkawa vs Grand Champions
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup will continue on Saturday with the following order of play:
12pm: Colorado vs Goose Creek
3pm: Villa del Lago/Modere vs Postage Stamp
All matches will be streamed live on Pololine TV via USPolo.org.
Joe Barry Memorial Cup: Fixture & Teams