By Alejandra Ocampo
Chapaleufu and Cria Yatay won their respective matches, on the first day of thr Torneo Clasificatorio 90 Años de la AAP, that takes place at Palermo.
Chapaleufu took an impressive 13-6 win over Las Rosas, while Cria Yatay beat La Irenita by a narrow 16-15.
The match between Chapaleufu and Las Rosas had a very tight first part. Halfway the third chukker, Las Rosas had a 4-2 lead, but Chapaleufu scored quickly to level the scores at 4-all.
The Heguy brothers’ foursome took off in the fourth chukker – they scored a total of eight goals in two chukkers, and even established the final score, 13-6, in the sixth chukker, with one period left to play. Chapaleufu displayed a very solid teamplay, with an outstanding Ruso Heguy in defense, a brave attack commanded by Pepe Heguy and Guillermo Terrera and a great job by Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade in midfield.
Score Chapaleufú: 2-1, 2-2, 4-4, 7-5, 9-5, 13-6, 13-6.
Cria Yatay, the semifinalists of the Jockey Club Open, with Magoo Laprida filling in for the injured Valerio Zubiaurre, met La Irenita in a tough match on field 1, that was decided in a nailbiting last chukker…
La Irenita had a stronger start, leading the scores 3-1 by the end of the opening chukker. The battle came up in the second chukker, when Cría Yatay, led by a fantastic Magoo Laprida tied 5-5. From then on, both teams fought hard, scoring enough goals that allowed them to swap the leadership all the time. With only chukker remaining, the scores were leveled at 13-all.
That was when Cria Yatay produced three goals to determine the final result. However, La Irenita never gave up, and scored their last goal with only seconds left to play, but the efforts didn’t pay off, and Cria Yatay emerged as the winners.
Score Cría Yatay: 1-3, 5-5, 6-7, 10-9, 13-11, 13-13, 16-15
The competiton will resume on Monday October 3.