The 129th. Hurlingham Open, the second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown, continued on Wednesday October 12, with double action at the AAP Headquarters, set in Pilar. Ellerstina and La Dolfina Saudi made spectacular debuts in the competition, following their impressive wins against La Irenita GSquared and La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus, respectively. The tournament sees eight teams between 29 and 39 goals, in participation.
Ellerstina and La Irenita GSquared opened fire, in a contest that was heavily dominated by the Pieres-Hilario Ulloa foursome, earning large advantages from the very start. Ellerstina provided solid team play, accurate team play and a very precise Facundo Pieres, who produced 10 of the 16 goals for the General Rodriguez-based lineup. Meanwhile, Felipe Dabas managed to score all 5 goals for La Irenita GSquared. Halfway through the fifth chukka, a heavy collision between Gonzalito Pieres and Santiago Loza earned the latter a red card, which obliged him to leave the field, and being subbed in by Mariano Gonzalez.
The follow-up between La Dolfina Saudi and La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus, was expected to be a balanced contest, but to everybody’s surprise, La Dolfina Saudi overwhelmed a somewhat lost La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus, who were unable to score in the first two chukkas. Under the command of an extraordinary Poroto Cambiaso, La Dolfina Saudi took an impressive 7-0 advantage by the end of the second period. La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus would score their first goals halfway the third chukka, through two penalty conversions by Sapo Caset, while La Dolfina Saudi continued their walk in the park – they went even further and closed the fifth chukka with an impressive 11-2 lead. Facundo Sola (2) and Jerónimo del Carril struggled to score for La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus in the sixth chukka, but the damage had already been done; La Dolfina Saudi’s powerful dominance continued until the last chukka, when Pelón Stirling and Poroto Cambiaso sealed the deal and secured the 15-5 victory.
It is worth noting that following these results, La Dolfina Saudi and Ellerstina are expected to clash on Sunday October 23., at the Hurlingham Club.
129° HURLINGHAM OPEN – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12
ELLERSTINA 16-5 LA IRENITA GSQUARED
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10 (10 goals, 4 penalties), Hilario Ulloa 9 (1), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 9 (3), Nicolás Pieres 10 (2). Total: 38.
La Irenita Gsquared: Santiago Loza 8 (Received a red card with 2 mins 01 sec in the fifth chukka, he was subbed in by Mariano González Jr. 7 with 4 mins o1 sec in the fifth chukka), Segundo Bocchino 7 Martín Podestá 7, Felipe Dabas 7 (5 goals, 3 penalties). Total: 29.
Score Ellerstina: 3-1, 4-1, 5-3, 10-3, 14-3, 15-3, 16-5.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Rafael Silva. Third man: José Ignacio Araya.
LA DOLFINA SAUDI 15-5 LA ENSENADA RS MURUS SANCTUS
La Dolfina Saudi: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (2 goals, 1 corner), David Stirling 10 (2), Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. 9 (9, 7 penalties), Juan Martín Nero 10 (2). Total: 39.
La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus: Facundo Sola 8 (2 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 9, Guillermo Caset 9 (2 penalties), Jerónimo del Carril 8 (1). Total: 34.
Score La Dolfina Saudi: 3-0, 7-0, 8-2, 9-2, 11-2, 13-4, 15-5.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Martín Pascual. Third man: Martín Aguerre.
The 129th. Hurlingham Open will be back next weekend, with the following schedule:
Saturday October 15:
1pm: La Irenita Grand Champions vs. La Irenita Clinova
4pm: La Natividad vs. Cría La Dolfina
Sunday October 16:
1pm: Ellerstina vs. La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus
4pm: La Irenita GSquared vs. La Dolfina
The final of the 129th. Hurlingham Open is set to be played on Saturday October 29.