The first game of the day took place in the morning at Lechuza Caracas RD. A small change to the Los Samanes line up made little difference to the final result in their fixture against Pitirri. Ignacio Rivas replaced Carlos Silva at number one, but Santi Toccalino continued to dominate the scoreline with 6 out of his team’s 11 on the uncharacteristically wet and windy day in the Dominican Republic. Pitirri only managed 4 for a total of 6 with their handicap advantage. Final score 11 – 6 and MVP Juan Ambroggio.
In Lechuza’s closest brush with a loss yet in the tournament. Its competitor Test drive played a blinder and capitalized on every opportunity, bringing the fight to their opponents. Novillo Astrada put home the goal of the tournament with a neck shot backhander to bring the score to 6-5 and Laprida put in the equalizer to make it 6-6 in the 4th chukka . It was in the 5th chukka that Nero really stepped it up and Lechuza gained 3 more goals while Test stayed silent. A gripping final chukka saw another couple of exceptional goals from James and Novillo Astrada but it wasn’t quite enough to topple the favourites from the top spot… 9-6 was then the final score.
The semifinals and subsidiary semifinals of the Silver Cup will take place on Wednesday. Agualinda, Lechuza and Test Drive are already qualified for the semis, while tomorrow the fourth spot will be defined by penalty shootouts between Los Samanes and La Carbuccia.
Los Samanes vs Pitirri
Lechuza Caracas vs. Test Drive