The 126th Hurlingham Open, second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown, resumed on Saturday in both AAP Pilar and the Hurlingham Club. La Albertina Abu Dhabi beat La Aguada while Ellerstina did the same against La Dolfina Polo Ranch. Thus, the Pieres family team is through the final and will be looking for the fourth consecutive title in Hurlingham.
But the main highlight on Saturday was the change of positions in Ellerstina both in the field and on the jerseys. Facundo Pieres is back playing at number 1, Gonzalo stays as a number 2, Polito is playing for the first ever time as a number 3 for Ellerstina and Nico is back playing as a number 4, position which led him to be a 10-goaler at the end of 2016.
The final is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th at Palermo’s Field 1.
ELLERSTINA 14-7 LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH (at the Hurlingham Club)
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10 (7 goals, 2 penalties and 1 safety penalty), Gonzalo Pieres 9 (4), Polito Pieres 10 (2), Nicolás Pieres 10 (1). Total: 39.
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Guillermo Terrera 8 (1 goal), Juan Britos 8, Diego Cavanagh 8 (5, 2 penalties and 1 safety penalty), Jejo Taranco 8 (1). Total: 32.
Score Ellerstina: 2-1, 3-2, 6-2, 7-3, 9-3, 10-5, 14-7.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & José I. Araya. Third man: Gastón Lucero.
BPP by the Breeders Association: Open Biznieta (Ellerstina Pícaro x Open Nieta). Played by Nicolás Pieres.
Nominations: Open Z Jones (Gonzalo Pieres) & Open Chequera (Facundo Pieres).
LA ALBERTINA ABU DHABI 16-15 LA AGUADA (at AAP Pilar)
La Albertina Abu Dhabi: Agustín Merlos 8 (8 goals, 5 penalties), Francisco Elizalde 8 (3), Cubi Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8 (5, 2 penalties and 2 safety penalties). Total: 32.
La Aguada: Lucas Díaz Alberdi 7 (4 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 8 (2), Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (9, 5 penalties and 2 safety penalties), Nacho Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 32.
Score La Albertina Abu Dhabi: 3-2, 5-4, 5-8, 9-9, 11-11, 13-13, 15-15, 16-15.
Umpires: Martín Pascual & Rafael Silva. Third man: Gonzalo López Vargas.
BPP by the Breeders Association: Fina Sedna (Ellerstina Pícaro x Open Moon). Played by Francisco Elizalde.
Nominations: Piki Senegal (Lucas Díaz Alberdi).
The Hurlingham Open will continue on continuará el domingo en el Hurlingham Club y Pilar con la definición de la Zona B:
11am, at AAP Pilar: La Ensenada vs Cría Yatay
*4:30pm, at Hurlingham: La Dolfina vs Las Monjitas
*The winner will qualify for the 126th Hurlingham Open final.