Following wins claimed by RS Murus Sanctus and La Dolfina in the quarter finals of the Tortugas Open at the Argentine Association of Polo, in Pilar, on Wednesday, October 6, the tournament semifinals have now been set. The competition is the first leg of the prestigious Argentine Triple Crown. This year’s edition sees eight teams, up to 39 goals, compete.
RS Murus Sanctus, with Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martín Nero making their debut in Corinne Ricard’s team, faced no trouble against La Irenita, defeating them by 13 goals to 3. Magoo Laprida subbed in for the injured Facundo Sola in RS Murus Sanctus.
There was much expectation surrounding the following match, which saw the clash of the two La Dolfina teams – on one hand La Dolfina Saudi with Adolfo Cambiaso, and on the other, La Dolfina Brava, with his 16-year-0ld son, Poroto. But at the end of the day, father overcame son. La Dolfina Saudi, who played with their full lineup – including Uruguay’s Pelón Stirling (who was rumoured not to stand down due to injury and set to be replaced by Miguel Novillo Astrada), and the two newcomers, Diego Cavanagh and Francisco Elizalde – dominated the game. La Dolfina Brava only had the upper hand in the fifth, when they outscored their rivals 5-0.
TORTUGAS OPEN – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6:
- RS Murus Sanctus 13-3 La Irenita
RS Murus Sanctus: Cristian Laprida 8 (4 goals) *, Guillermo Caset ) 10 (6, 5 penalties), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (3), Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 38. (*Subbed in for injured Facundo Sola).
La Irenita: Santiago Loza 8 (3), Segundo Bocchino 7, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Isidro Strada 8. Total: 31.
Score RS Murus Sanctus: 3-1, 4-1, 6-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3, 13-3.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Gonzalo López Vargas.
Third Man: Esteban Ferrari.
- La Dolfina Saudi 15-8 La Dolfina Brava
La Dolfina Saudi.: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (5 goals), Francisco Elizalde 9 (4), David Stirling 10 (2), Diego Cavanagh 9 (4, 1 penalty). Total: 38.
LD Brava P. T.: Guillermo Terrera 9 (1), Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. 8 (3, 1 penalty), Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8 (3), Alejo Taranco 8 (1). Total: 33.
Score La Dolfina Saudi: 1-0, 4-1, 7-1, 10-2, 12-2, 15-3, 15-8.
Umpires: Martín Aguerre & Gastón Lucero.
Third Man: Martín Pascual.
The Tortugas Open resumes this weekend with the semifinals:
- Saturday, October 9:
Ellerstina vs. La Ensenada
- Sunday, October 10:
La Dolfina Saudi vs. RS Murus Sanctus
The Tortugas Open final is due to be played on Saturday, October 16.