Dutta Corp/Show + and La Indiana were victorious in a new league round for the USPA Gold Cup, the second leg of The Gauntlet of Polo, after the games played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington, Florida, on Sunday, March 6.
Dutta Corp/Show+ had no trouble at all to defeat Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream by a 15-8 score, while La Indiana (who received one goal on handicap), needed an extra chukka to claim a narrow 13-12 win over Tamera (with Cristian Laprida subbing in for Jejo Taranco), with Lucas Criado Jr. producing the winning goal in OT.
The USPA Gold Cup sees thirteen teams, up to 22 goals, compete. The final will be played on Sunday, March 27.
USPA GOLD CUP – SUNDAY MARCH 6
DUTTA CORP/SHOW + 15-8 OLD HICKORY BOURBON/AIRSTREAM
Dutta Corp/Show+: Timmy Dutta 5 (2 goals), Joaquín Avendaño 3 (2), Tomás García del Río 8 (6), Iñaki Laprida 7 (3). Total: 22.
Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream: Santino Magrini 5 (1 goal), Joaquin Panelo 6 (3) , Matias Magrini 7 (1), Stevie Orthwein 4 (3). Total: 22.
Score Dutta Corp/Show+: 2-0, 6-1, 9-4, 12-4, 14-6, 15-8.
LA INDIANA 13-12 TAMERA (CHUKKER SUPLEMENTARIO)
La Indiana: Stewart Armstrong 3 (1 goal), Lucas Criado Jr. 5 (7), Mariano Aguerre 7 (3), Jeff Hall (1). Total 21.
Tamera: Alejandro Poma 1 (1 goal), Segundo Saravi 4 (3), Diego Cavanagh 9 (7). Cristian Laprida 8*. Total: 22.
(*Subbed in for Jejo Taranco)
Score La Indiana: (1-0)4-3, 5-4, 8-5, 8-8, 10-10, 12-12, 13-12.
Sunday Game MVP: Lucas Criado Jr.
Sunday Game BPP: Los Machitos Cheyenne. Player: Mariano Aguerre.
Action for the USPA Gold Cup will resume on Wednesday March 9, with the following order of play:
11am: Cessna vs. Pilot
3pm: CK Shack vs. Scone