The 2017 Iglehart Cup got underway with a pair of games Friday afternoon at the International Polo Club with a pair of overtime goals displaying the parity of the five-team field.
In the noon contest, Mt. Brilliant (Bo Goodman ,Jason Crowder, Santi Chavanne and Julian Daniels) battled back from a 4-2 halftime deficit to tie the game in the sixth chukker and go on to beat Goose Creek (Maureen Brennan, Peke Gonzalez, Tomas Garcia del Rio and Mariano Gonzalez) in overtime on a goal from the field from Jason Crowder.
Crowder scored three of his four goals in the pivotal sixth period before riding on to register the winning goal in the first two minutes of sudden-death overtime.
Crowder and Santiago Chavanne scored four goals apiece with teammate Julian Daniels adding two goals for the win.
Equine Liquid Biocell 10, Tonkawa 9 OT
The drama of the first Iglehart Cup match of the day was replicated at 3pm as Equine Liquid Biocell (Jim Zenni, Agustin Obregon, Hilario Ulloa and Jared Zenni) fought back to tie the game with Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Costi Caset, Sapo Caset and Facundo Obregon) in the sixth before a Tonkawa foul just 90 seconds into overtime sent 10-goaler Hilario Ulloa to the penalty line where he converted a 30-yard penalty shot for the 10-9 victory.
Ulloa scored five of his team-high seven goals on penalty shots. Agustin Obregon added two goals and Jared Zenni scored once for the win. Ten-goaler Sapo Caset led the Tonkawa attack with seven goals (four on penalty conversions). Facundo Obregon and Costi Caset were credited with single goals in the loss.
Iglehart Cup competition will continue at the International Polo Club on Wednesday, March 1st with a 3pm game between La Indiana (Michael Bickford, Ruki Baillieu, Jeff Hall and Mike Azzaro) and Equine Liquid Biocell.