El Overo Z7 UAE and Martindale won the Gold Cup and the Silver Cup, respectively, of the High Goal Metropolitan Championship, after the finals that took place on Monday September 19, at the AAP Heaquarters, located in Pilar. The Metropolitan Championships are played in three levels – high goal, medium goal and low goal, and are among the most interesting tournaments of the season in Argentina. The high goal contest saw teams up to 24 goals, partake.
The Gold Cup went to El Overo Z7 UAE, who narrowly beat La Cañada La Plegaria (received one goal on handicap) by a 13-12 score, in extra chukka, with Bartolomé Castagnola Jr. producing the winning goal. Meanwhile, Martindale won the Silver Cup, after a 10-8 win over La Mariana Brava.
HIGH GOAL METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP – FINALS – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19
EL OVERO Z7 UAE 12-12 LA CAÑADA LA PLEGARIA
El Overo Z7 UAE: Agustín Acuña 0, Lucas Monteverde Jr. 6, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr. 10. Total: 24.
La Cañada La Plegaria: Rafael Pando Jr. 5, Facundo Llosa 7, Santiago Luján 5, Nicolás Recaite 6. Total: 23.
Score El Overo Z7 UAE: (0-1) 4-3, 6-5, 7-6, 9-7, 10-10, 12-12, 13-12.
Umpires: Marcos Panelo & Hernán Tasso. Third man: Julio Bensadón.
Martindale: Justo Calafell 3, Manuel Calafell 6, Tomás Fernández Llorente Jr. 8, Juan Calafell 6. Total: 23.
La Mariana Brava: Agustín Marcos 5, Bautista Arrastúa 6, Juan Cruz Merlos 6, Martín Huertas 6. Total: 23.
Score Martindale: 1-2, 4-2, 4-2, 6-4, 8-6, 10-8.
Umpires: Gonzalo López Vargas & Martín Scortichini. Third man: Juan José Boote.
Cover photo by Matias Callejo.