In a tremendous match, Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada defeated Ayala Polo Team by 13 goals to 12 in overtime and left the Santa Maria Polo Club Gold Cup in Sotogrande at full excitement. Dos Lunas achieved a great comeback in the last four minutes of the match to tie the game and take it to over time. In one of the first actions of the extra chukker, Facundo Sola, after a great individual action, scored the winning goal for Dos Lunas. The value for the winning foursome was to never give up, even at a clear disadvantage in the score, and with this victory they recover the chances to qualify to the semifinals of the Gold Cup.
Facundo Sola- Dos Lunas A & G Banca Privada
“We were very lucky, the truth is that with only 4 minutes to go we were losing by four goals and I saw it very complicated. But made a click and started a great comeback that put us again in the match. In the first chukker Pascual Sainz of Vicuña left injured the field and Martín Iturraspe replaced him. We changed of player and also of system but luckily it went well and we won a game that put us back in the fight to qualify to semifinals”. The Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club continues tomorrow with the game that will face La Indiana vs. Lechuza Caracas from 6.45 pm at Los Pinos field 3.
Aerolíneas Argentinas Medium Goal Gold Cup
Equus, Bardon, Royal Salute and Marqués de Riscal qualified for the Aerolíneas Argentinas Medium Goal Gold Cup semifinales after the last qualifying matches held today at Los Pinos fields. In today´s matches, Marqués de Riscal defeated Golden Goose by 10 goals to 8 and Royal Salute did the same against Bardon by 7 goals to 3.
Isolas 1892 Low Goal Gold Cup
Tomorrow, from 11 am at Puente de Hierro fields, the Isolas 1892 Gold Cup will play the last qualifying stage. The matches will be the following: Sardañola vs Jolly Rogers King of Polo, Sapphire vs La Clarita and La Mangosta vs FCT Sotovila.
In this 46th edition of the Tournament more than 21 teams are taking part of the competition, with a large number of elite players, including four of the top 10 players in world polo ranking: Facundo Pieres, Juan Martín Nero, Pablo MacDonough and the Uruguayan David Stirling.