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Solid debuts by La Dolfina and Ellerstina in the 2017 Triple Crown

September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017
The Tortugas Open resumed in Pilar with La Dolfina and Ellerstina debuting in the competition.

Defending champions La Dolfina faced La Irenita first; the Cañuelas based team claimed a solid 20-6 win. Next, Ellerstina showed their strength to defeat Cría Yatay 15-3. This was the first time Nico Pieres played with 10-goal handicap. 

A new rule was tested in the matches: Play continued in the last chukka after the first bell, even when the game was not tied. This rule served La Dolfina, as they managed to score their last goal against La Irenita after the first bell. 

The semifinals of the Tortugas Open are due this weekend.

La Dolfina 20-6 La Irenita
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (6 goals, 2 from penalties and 1 corner), Pelon Stirling 10 (4), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (5) and Juan Martín Nero 10 (5). Total: 40.
La Irenita: Tito Ruiz Guiñazú 8 (1), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8, Corchito Zavaleta 7 and Matías Mac Donough 8 (5, 3 from penalties). Total: 31.
Score La Dolfina: 4-1, 6-2, 10-2, 12-4, 13-4, 15-5, 20-6.

Umpires: Gastón Lucero and Guillermo Villanueva.        
Third man: Federico Martelli.

Ellerstina 15-3 Cría Yatay 
Ellerstina: Polito Pieres 9 (2 goals), Gonzalo Pieres 10 (2), Facundo Pieres 10 (8, 2 from penalties) and Nicolás Pieres 10 (3). Total: 39.
Cría Yatay: Lerín Zubiaurre 7 (1), Magoo Laprida 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8 (1 corner) and Iñaki Laprida 8 (1). Total: 31.
Score Ellerstina: 1-0, 5-0, 9-0, 11-1, 14-1, 14-2, 15-3.

Umpires: Federico Martelli and Martín Pascual.        
Third man: Martín Goti.

SEMIFINALS:
Saturday, 3:30pm: La Dolfina vs La Aguada Las Monjitas
Sunday, 3:30pm: Ellerstina vs Alegría

Picture Galleries:
La Dolfina vs La Irenita
Ellerstina vs Cría Yatay

Tortugas Open: Fixture & Teams