Los Cocos beat El Milagro by a 12-9 score, and took the XIII Jaeger-LeCoultre Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, presented by Rio Uruguay Seguros, following the championship match that was held on Friday November 25, at La Aguada Polo Club, in Open Door.
El Milagro received one goal on handicap, and featured Santiago Toccalino, filling in for the injured Ignacio Novillo Astrada. The six-chukka game had a very even first part, with both teams tied at 4-all by half time.
Los Cocos took their first lead by the end of the fourth chukka, after a goal by Valentín Novillo Astrada. Although El Milagro managed to tie (7-7) halfway the fifth chukka, Los Cocos re-took the lead (9-7) with two goals by Miguel Novillo Astrada.
Miguel once again, and Rafael Zubillaga scored to widen Los Cocos’ advantage to 12-7 in the sixth chukka. However, and far from giving up, El Milagro managed to close the gap, with goals by Santiago Toccalino and Guillermo Villanueva. But Los Cocos tightened their defense to hold El Milagro back, and at the end of the day, they claimed La Aguada Polo Club’s premier competition for the second time.
Among other prizes, the members of the winning team were presented with
Special thanks to the sponsors of the Julio Novillo Astrada Cup: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Río Uruguay Seguros, Kia, New Balance, ONA Polo, Falcon Polo, Escorihuela Gascón, Stella Artois and Coca Cola.
Las Monjitas: Camilo Bautista 0, Francisco Elizalde 7, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr. 9, Martín Donovan 4. Total: 20
El Milagro: Federico Tomasevich 0, Guillermo Villannueva 5, Santiago Solari 6, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 20
Los Cocos: Rafael Zubillaga 0, Valentín Novillo Astrada 5, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Tomás Lalor 6. Total: 20
La Ensenada Escorihuela Gascón: Ernesto Gutierrez 0, Jerónimo del Carril 5, Benjamin Araya Jr. 6, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 20
Tuesday, November 15
11am: Las Monjitas vs. El Milagro (1)
11am: Los Cocos vs. La Ensenada Escorihuela Gascón (2)
Friday, November 18
4pm: Las Monjitas vs. Los Cocos
4pm: El Milagro vs. La Ensenada Escorihuela Gascón
Monday, November 21
10,30am: Las Monjitas vs. La Ensenada Escorihuela Gascón
10,30am: Los Cocos vs. El Milagro
Final XIII Jaeger-LeCoultre Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Friday November 25
5pm: Los Cocos vs. El Milagro