LA INDIANA TO SEMIFINALS; THE WHOLE DRAW WILL BE SET ON SUNDAY
Two games were played on Wednesday and one on Thursday at the Joe Barry Memorial Cup. In the first one on Wednesday, Coca-Cola took the first big advantage in the game in the fourth chukker on a very tight match, 6-4. But Pilot was relying on the Pieres brothers and their handicap, and the game was tied in 6. But Julio Arellano scored his fourth in the afternoon to give Coca-Cola the lead again. The last chukker was goalless and Coca-Cola took a very important win.
Coca-Cola: Gillian Johnston 2, Sugar Erskine 6 (2 goals), Julio Arellano 8 (4), Steve Krueger 4 (1).
Pilot: Curtis Pilot A, Facundo Pieres 10 (4 goals), Gonzalo Pieres 9 (1), Timmy Dutta 1 (1).
Score Coca-Cola: 1-1, 2-3, 4-3, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6.
LA INDIANA 13-12 TRAVIESO
Two of the best teams so far in the competition met up. The winner would earn a spot in the semifinals. Very tight game. Travieso took the first advantage in the opening chukker, 2-0. But a great comeback by La Indiana, also in the first chukker, gave Michael Bickford’s team the lead, 4-2.
La Indiana reached halftime leading by 1, but Sebastian Merlos, top scorer of the competition was there to tie the game in 9 in the fourth. And from then until the end of the sixth chukker, the teams exchanged goals so the match went to overtime, 12-12. And in the first minute of the extra chukker, Facundo Obregon scored the winning goal for La Indiana and gave his team the qualification to semifinals.
La Indiana: Michael Bickford 2, Toro Ruiz 5 (4 goals), Facundo Obregon 6 (6), Jeff Hall 7 (3).
Travieso: Teo Calle 1 (1 goal), Tony Calle 3 (1), Sebastian Merlos 9 (6), Tomás García del Río 7 (4).
Score La Indiana: 4-2, 6-5, 9-8, 9-9, 10-10, 12-12, 13-12.
GOOSE CREEK 12-7 POSTAGE STAMP
On Thursday, Goose Creek and Postage Stamp were looking both for their first win in the Joe Barry Memorial. Great performance by Mariano Gonzalez on a new season playing for Goose Creek. Not only he scores but also he manage the way the team plays. Maureen Brennan’s team took a great advantage in the fifth after scoring 10 consecutive goals, 11-3.
From then on, Goose Creek controlled the difference in the scoreboard and got a very important and solid 12-7 win. The whole semifinals draw will be set on Sunday after the last group stage matchday.
Goose Creek: Maureen Brennan 1 (2 goals), Peke González 5 (4), Mariano González 7 (5), Matías Magrini 7 (1).
Postage Stamp: Annabelle Gundlach A, Brandon Phillips 5 (5 goals), Mariano Aguerre 9, Kris Kampsen 6 (2).
Score Goose Creek: 1-1, 1-3, 5-3, 10-3, 11-5, 12-7.
Coca-Cola vs Pilot
La Indiana vs Travieso
Goose Creek vs Postage Stamp
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup will continue on Sunday with the following order of play:
10am: Travieso vs Tonkawa
10am: Colorado vs Postage Stamp
12pm: VDL/Modere vs Goose Creek
12pm: Grand Champions Polo Club vs Pilot
3pm: Coca Cola vs SD Farms
All matches will be streamed live on Pololine TV via USPolo.org.
JOE BARRY MEMORIAL CUP: Fixture & Teams