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The Ylvisaker Cup, the third tournament of the 20-goal season at International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC), continued this weekend with four matches, highlighting the best of high goal polo. A featured Sunday game saw Colorado claim their second victory in the competition after defeating Prestige Worldwide.
The first half of the game was played incredibly even, but Colorado managed to gain the advantage within the first few chukkers. The match saw impressive play from Diego Cavanagh, in what has been his best match of the year so far; the Argentine was quick in attack and a key playmaker for his team.
The score at halftime was 5-4 in favor of Rob Jornayvaz’s Colorado, but after a great fourth chukker, Prestige Worldwide managed to tie the game 7-all.
Things slowly started to shift in the fifth chukker as three goals from Cavanagh and one from youngster Santino Magrini gave Colorado a comfortable 11-7 lead. The four goal margin proved fatal for Prestige Worldwide, as they could not mount the comeback they needed to secure the win.
The final chukker saw each team score a goal a piece, ultimately solidifying Colorado’s victory. The team looked in good form with great skill as competition heads into the latter half of the Polo season.
“It was a very difficult match which we were lucky enough to win. Cambiaso was supporting us quite a bit from the pony lines. Diego [Cavanagh] is a great player and captain, and that was shown on the field,” said Juan Britos. “We had our strategies and tactics and luckily they worked out well enough to win. I think the key was our consistency, when we carried on trying even when things seemed like they weren’t working out. We are very happy to have won.”
COLORADO 12-8 PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE
Colorado: Rob Jornayvaz 1 (1 goal), Juan Britos 7, Santino Magrini 3 (3), Diego Cavanagh 9 (8).
Prestige Worldwide: Will Johnston 2 (2 goals), Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 (4), Steve Orthwein 4, Juan Martín Obregon 5 (2).
Score Colorado: 3-1, 4-2, 5-4, 7-7, 11-7, 12-8.
MVP: Juan Britos
BPP: Quiniela, played by Diego Cavanagh and owned by J5 Equestrian.
SD FARMS 11-10 AUDI
SD Farms: Nico Escobar 2 (1 goal), Adam Snow 5 (2), Iñaki Laprida 7 (5), Peco Polledo 6 (3). Total: 20.
AUDI: Grant Ganzi 2 (1 goal), Marc Ganzi 2 (1), Nico Pieres 8, Nic Roldan 8 (6). Total: 20.
Score SD Farms: 3-1, 3-3, 4-3, 6-6, 7-9, 10-10, 11-10.
TONKAWA 14-10 TRAVIESO
Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand A, Sterling Giannico 3 (3 goals), Sapo Caset 10 (6), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (3). Total: 20.
Travieso: Teo Calle 1 (1 goal), Tony Calle 3, Sebastián Merlos 9 (6), Tomás García del Río (2). Total: 20.
Score Tonkawa: 3-2, 3-6, 7-7, 11-7, 13-8, 14-10.
POSTAGE STAMP 12-7 COCA-COLA
Postage Stamp: Annabelle Gundlach A/Christian Weisz A (1 goal), Brandon Phillips 5 (3), Mariano Aguerre 9 (5), Kris Kampsen 6 (3). Total: 20.
Coca-Cola: Gillian Johnston 2, Steve Krueger 4 (5 goals), Julio Arellano 8 (1) [replaced by Mariano Obregon 6 (1)], Sugar Erskine 6. Total: 20.
Score Postage Stamp: 2-0, 3-0, 6-0, 7-2, 11-4, 12-7.
The Ylvisaker Cup continues on Wednesday:
10am: SD Farms vs Carillon Miami Beach
12:30pm: Pilot vs Colorado
3pm: Prestige Worldwide vs La Indiana
For more information on the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC), please visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.
Game report, stats and photographs provided by International Polo Club Palm Beach.