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La Irenita secure place in Palermo 2018

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017
La Irenita and Chapaleufu Biopolo went head to head on Tuesaday on Palermo's number one ground to fight for the eighth and final place in the 2018 Argentine Open. Last Friday, the Heguy's team won the Camara de Diputados Cup, while La Irenita qualified eighth in the 2017 Hurlingham-Palermo league table.

The match started off well for Chapaleufu after two scoreless chukkas. The legenedary team gained a 3-0 advantage over La Irenita, until the fourth, when the latter finally found its style of play. Juan Gris Zavaleta and his cousin Clemente gave good performances, and La Irenita maintained the lead for the rest of the game.

The win means that La Irenita secured a place in next year's Triple Crown. We just have to wait and see what the final format for  the 2018 Triple Crown will be. 

La Irenita: Tito Ruiz Guiñazú 8 (2 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (4), Clemente Zavaleta 7 (1), Temy Willington 7 (4, 1 penalty). Total: 30.
Chapaleufú Biopolo: Pedro Falabella 6 (1), Cacu Araya 7 (3), Julio Novillo Astrada 7, Diego Araya 7 (3, 1 penalty). Total: 27.
Score La Irenita: 0-0, 0-0, 0-3, 6-4, 8-5, 9-6 y 11-7.
Umpires: Martín Aguerre & Daniel Boudou.        
Third man: Juan José Díaz Alberdi.

Photo gallery:
La Irenita vs Chapaleufu Biopolo