Park Place claimed a 16-10 win over La Elina and became the first team to secure a spot in the semifinals of the USPA Gold Cup, the second leg of The Gauntlet of Polo, that’s underway at International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington.
The USPA Gold Cup sees thirteen teams, up to 22 goals, compete. The final will be played on Sunday, March 27.
In the match played in the morning, Park Place managed to dominate La Elina, through a great performance by their two flagship men, Hilario Ulloa y Juan Britos, who produced a total of twelve goals between the two, six each. The winners had Josh Hyde subbing in for Andrey Borodin, while La Elina received one goal on handicap.
USPA Gold Cup – Quarter Final # 1 – Saturday March 19
PARK PLACE 16-10 LA ELINA
Park Place: Josh Hyde 1 (1 goal), Juan Britos 9 (6), Hilario Ulloa 10 (6), Cody Ellis 3. Total: 23.
La Elina: Leo Mandelbaum 2, Nachi Viana 4 (3 goals), Sapo Caset 10 (5), Jared Zenni 6 (1). Total: 22.
Score Park Place: (0-1) 4-2, 7-4, 10-6, 15-6, 15-8, 16-10.
The quarter finals of the USPA Gold Cup will resume on Sunday March 20, with the three remaining games:
10am: OLD HICKORY BOURBON vs. TAMERA
Old Hickory Bourbon: Joaquin Panelo 6, Santino Magrini 5, Matias Magrini 7, Steve Orthwein 4. Total: 22.
Tamera: Alejandro Poma 1, Segundo Saravi 4, Diego Cavanagh 9, Cristian Laprida 8. Total: 22.
12pm: PILOT vs. DUTTA CORP/SHOW+
Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Mackenzie Weisz 5, Matías Torres Zavaleta 7, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.
Dutta Corp/Show +: Timmy Dutta 4, Tomás García del Río 8, Iñaki Laprida 7, Joaquín Avendaño 2. Total: 22.
3pm: SCONE vs. COCA COLA
Scone: David Paradice 0, Keko Magrini 3, Poroto Cambiaso 9, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 22.Coca Cola: Gillian Johnston 2, Nicolás Escobar 5, Nicolás Pieres 9, Julián de Lusarreta 7. Total: 22.