Win for La Magdeleine
On Saturday 20 May, La Magdeleine claimed The Trippetts Challenge at Cowdray Park Polo Club with a 12-8 win over Murus Sanctus/Talandracas. La Magdeleine led 4-0 at the end of the second chukka and briefly in the third it looked as though Murus Sanctus might have been able to work their way back into contention, but La Magdeleine were always out in front and in control and deservedly secured The Trippetts Challenge title with a winning score of 12-8.
This was an important tournament for La Magdeleine as it will help to prepare them as a team for the remainder of the British high goal season; Pablo Mac Donough commented, “It is important to get some kind of rhythm, to get to know each other, especially with Santi [Laborde] who is new in the team but we are very happy that we could play quite well together and hopefully we can play well in The Queen’s Cup, which is our main goal.
”The Trippetts Challenge Final Teams:
La Magdeleine (22): Alexander Garese (0), Facundo Fernandez Llorente (7), Pablo Mac Donough (9) & Santiago Laborde (6)
Murus Sanctus/Talandracas (22): Corinne Ricard (0), Alejandro Muzzio (7), Polito Pieres (9) & Marcos ‘Cacu’ Araya (6)
Photograph: La Magdeleine, winners of The Trippetts Challenge.
By Mark Beaumont