By Ebe Sievwright
Polo Challenge rolls out it’s first 26 goal game and it’s a hit. A ferocious game between two tremendous teams. On the one hand Cinque Terre the Gold Cup finalists, pumped up by the addition of the versatile Ambroggio, and facing them was Los Establos, that includes the two Toccalino brothers and Cubi’s long term team mate Ale Muzzio.
Los Establos set the pace immediately and Santi Toccalino, the team back, was able to score two and his brother, one.
In the second chukka Nacho Novillo replied with a goal and another one from a penalty. Two more goals from Los Establos went unanswered until halfway through the 4th when Laprida managed to steal one. In the fifth Nacho Novillo scraped things back to 6 -4 and in the last chukka back up to 6 – 5, but then Ale Muzzio stepped into the frame with his first and in the last moments Enrique Bonetti flew across the field to dash any hopes that Cinque might have had of winning this first game.
MVP Santi Toccalino
In other results, Lechuza defeated Agualinda by a 8-6 score.
La Carmela vs. Casa de Campo
Cinque Terre vs. Los Establos