The multiple champion La Dolfina Sancor Seguros (40 goals) defeated Las Monjitas (37) by 17-12 on Sunday and was consecrated six times champion of the Argentine Open in consecutive form.
In this way, La Dolfina could win two of the three titles of High Goal Handicap 2018 in Argentina. The team had also won the Tortugas Open – while Ellerstina Johor was left with the remaining – Hurlingham Open.
La Dolfina won their 12th title in their 18th final (14 in a row) in 19 editions of the Palermo Open since the club’s inception in 2000. Las Monjitas have been the unexpected opponent the final, but could not celebrate their first final victory in Palermo.
La Dolfina showed its power and again managed to win the Cup. In the first chukkers Cambiaso’s team was surpassed by Las Monjitas, who with two excellent initial chukkers entered the third with a difference of three goals, thanks to an effective Guillermo Caset, the great figure of his team in the day and surely in the season.
From there, La Dolfina adjusted its defense and with Cambiaso as in his best times (effective on penalties and unstoppable before the rival wings) settled back on the court and in the result. Two partial winning 3 to 0 (the third and fourth chukker, with six goals from Cambiaso) put La Dolfina in advantage. With the result in their favor, La Dolfina managed the 6th chukker with 5 goals ahead.
That advantage would already be irreplaceable for Las Monjitas, even though they continued fighting until the end. La Dolfina continues to enlarge the myth and won a new title, the sixth in a row. Uncomparable!
Photo: Nacho Corbalan