Playing together for the first time, Aspen Valley knocked Flexjet out of the six-team, single-elimination tournament with a high-scoring 16-13 victory. Aspen Valley now advances into Saturday’s semifinal round against Sebucan at 10am. The winner advances into the Nov. 27th final at 3 pm. In Wednesday action, Audi takes on Montemar at 3:30 pm.
The game marked the Grand Champions debut of Argentine teenager Camilo Castagnola, the son of former 10-goaler and seven-time Argentine Open winner Lolo Castagnola. The 16-year-old scored a game-high five goals and showed flashes of why he is considered one of the sport’s rising stars.
Aspen Valley got balanced scoring with Ganzi, Bollini, Heguy and Blake each scoring four goals.
In addition to Castagnola’s five goals, Melissa Ganzi and Spinacci each had three goals.
The past two years Casablanca has captured the coveted title.
The National Twenty Goal was first played at the Royal Palm Polo Club in Boca Raton in 2007. With four titles to his name, Nic Roldan holds the record for most National Twenty Goal tournament wins.
The USPA National 20-Goal Final is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 27th.
Aspen Valley: Grant Ganzi 3, Juancito Bollini 4, Horacio Heguy 6, Jeff Blake 6. Total: 19.
Flexjet: Melissa Ganzi 0, Camilo Castagnola 6T, Pablo Spinacci 6, Juan Bollini 5. Total: 17.
Audi: Marc Ganzi 2, Sugar Erskine 6, Nic Roldan 8, Brandon Phillips 4. Total: 20.
Sebucan: Pablo Pulido 2, Kris Kampsen 6, Jason Crowder 6, Tommy Biddle 5. Total: 19.
France: Louis Jarrige 3, Julien Reynes 4, Pierre Henri Ngoumou 6, Edouard Pan 4. Total: 17.
Montemar: Mackie Weisz 2T, Pelon Escapite 5, Pablo Dorignac 5, Sterling Giannico 4. Total: 16.