Polo Challenge Dominican Republic 2017

Lechuza Caracas wins the first cup of the high goal season

Today the finals of the Bronze Cup, the first tournament of the Polo Challenge 2017 took place in Casa de Campo. Lechuza Caracas, the defending champion, encountered a great opponent in Alegría-El Milagro, but after a tough fight, managed to keep the Cup by second consecutive year.
Before the big game, the day started with a match belonging to the 12-goal category, between La Potranca and Costasur. This was the second win for La Potranca and actually the third defeat for their opponents, and the game ended in 10-7.

Later on, in Casa de Campo, the most awaited moment arrived: the finals between Lechuza Caracas and Alegría-El Milagro. Lechuza had a tough start, compared to other matches: throughout three chukkas, Alegría managed to keep the scoreboard tied. Both Julian Mannix and Cubi Toccalino performed excellently and were able to give Lechuza a run for its money, while Pelón Stirling was living up to his reputation and handicap. After the third chukka, Lechuza understood it was necessary to give the game a twist, and made a huge difference with some great horse changes, and took the absolute lead helped by an incredible performance by Juanma Nero. The final score was 9-6 and the Venezuelan team managed to keep the cup they had won in 2016.

Tomorrow Monday January 30th, the subsidiary finals between Casa de Campo and Power Infrastructure will begin. Next weekend will mark the start of the Silver Cup, that’s already looking really promising.



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