RH moves into the lead after second week of Maserati of Santa Barbara USPA America Cup

 

RH pulls ahead in the second week of the Maserati of Santa Barbara USPA America Cup with an overtime win against Klentner Ranch on Sunday to hold a 4-0 record. Klentner Ranch fired through the first two chukkers of the match creating a five goal lead, but a slow third chukker let RH back in the game. Two penalty conversions by Iñaki Laprida and a third goal from the field by Geronimo Obregon cut the lead to three goals. RH beat Klentner Ranch once again in the fourth chukker outscoring them 2-1 to leave the score 7-5 in favor of Klentner Ranch. A stagnant fifth chukker led into a fierce final chukker in regulation play. Obregon kept his head down and focused as the game clock ticked down. “We started slow in the first two chukkers, but we fell back into our rhythm as the game went on,” said Obregon. Two goals by Santi von Wernich and a third by Laprida was matched by only one by the opponent tying the match as the final bell rang. Laprida sank a penalty four in the overtime to win the match for RH 11-10. “Overtime is anyone’s game, and today we were lucky and got the win. We are ready for the rest of the week to see how the final rounds will shake out,” Obregon commented following the match.

 

Earlier in the day, Lucchese dominated Farmers & Merchants Bank after a slow start. FMB led the scoring 5-3 n the first half of play with all but one goal being scored from the field. Penalties riddled the fourth chukker, slowing the game temporarily. Carlos “Toly” Ulloa showed his offensive prowess and helped push Lucchese forwards. Two goals by Hall from the penalty line tied the score at six goals a piece in the fourth chukker. Lucchese took control after halftime with three goals scored by Facundo Obregon and a fourth by Hall putting them in the lead for the first time in the game 10-8. Lucchese kept the ball rolling in their favor in the final chukker ending the match with a three goal lead, 12-9.

 

On Friday, Lucchese added another win to their tally defeating Sol de Agosto in a close 10-9 game. RH came ahead in their match-up against FMB 11-9.

 

The next round of games will be played tomorrow afternoon. Several teams are vying for the top three positions. The first place team on record is guaranteed a spot in the final and the 2nd and 3rd place teams will play a mini semi final on Friday.

 

2:00 PM Sol de Agosto vs. Klentner Ranch

4:00 PM RH vs. Lucchese

 

 

 

Klentner Ranch

Jesse Bray                    6

Mariano Obregon          6

Remy Muller                    3

Justin Klentner                1

 

Farmers and Merchant Bank

Danny Walker                  2

Lucas Criado                   8

Tomas Alberdi*                4

Matt Walker*                   2

 

Lucchese

Carlos Ulloa                     3

Facundo Obregon            6

Jeff Hall                            7

John Muse                          A

 

Restoration Hardware

Ben Soleimani                    A

Santi Von Wernich             5

Iñaki Laprida                      7

Geronimo Obregon            4

 

Sol de Agosto

Francisco de Narvaez          1

Paco de Narvaez                  7

Adam Snow                         5

Nico Escobar                       3