Crab Orchard Storms Past Audi
to Capture 2013 Joe Barry Memorial Cup
January 27, 2013 - Wellington FL
By Alex Webbe
CRAB ORCHARD 11, AUDI 9
Orchard Storms Past Audi to Capture 2013 Joe Barry Memorial
Roldan converted three penalty shots for Audi in the
opening chukker of the match with Crab Orchard responding
with penalty goals from Matias Magrini and Mariano Aguerre.
Audi took the lead after the opening chukker, 3-2.
Second chukker action saw Aguerre and Magrini add single
goals from the field while Roldan made good on 30-yard
and 40-yard penalty shots for goals. Audi continued
to defend its one goal lead, 5-4.
Magrini tied it up at 5-5 in the opening minute of
the third period. Bolting down the field on a racehorse
the former 10-goaler scored at the end of a 200yard
run. Roldan responded immediately with a goal from the
field for a 6-5 Audi advantage. Aguerre’s third
goal of the match ended the first half with the score
knotted up at 6-6.
Single goals from Magrini and Aguerre got Crab Orchard
off on the right hoof in the opening two minutes of
the fourth chukker as they gave Crab Orchard an 8-6
edge. A 60-yard penalty conversion from Aguerre ended
the chukker with Audi trailing by three goals, 9-6.
Audi had no intention of rolling over for Crab Orchard
as they continued to press the attack in the fifth.
Roldan scored on a 30-yard penalty shot and a 40-yard
penalty shot for goals but missed from 60-yards. Crab
Orchard was unable to score in the fifth chukker as
Audi cut the lead to a single goal, 9-8.
Magrini and Felipe Viana converted penalty shots for
goals while limiting the Audi attack to a single goal
from Pieres. Time expired with Crab Orchard on the winning
end of an 11-9 score.
Roldan led all scoring with seven goals, all on penalty
shots. Nico Pieres scored twice in the loss. Crab Orchard
got five goals apiece from Magrini (three on penalty
shots) and Aguerre (two on penalty shots). Felipe Viana
scored a single goal on a penalty shot for the 11-9
Magrini was named MVP for his efforts on the day. Mariano
Aguerre’s Machitos Jackie received Best Playing
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VALIENTE 12, LA HERRADURA 9
in the day, Valiente broke open a 6-6 tied game in the
last two chukkers of the game to score six times and
run off with a 12-9 win over La Herradura in the finals
of the Bobby Barry Cup at the International Polo Club
La Herradura got on the scoreboard first with Marianito
Obregon scoring the first goal from the field. Three
minutes later Carlos Gracida converted a 40-yard penalty
shot to make it 2-0, La Herradura. Santi Torres got
Valiente in the scoring column in the last minute of
the period, and La Herradura left the field with a 2-1
The Valiente defense silenced the La Herradura attack
in the second chukker while taking advantage of a pair
of penalties. Torres converted a 30-yard penalty shot
for a goal in the first minute of play, followed by
a 60-yard penalty shot for a goal from Adolfo Cambiaso.
La Herradura was unable to mount an effective offense
and the second period ended with Valiente on top of
a 3-2 score.
The score in the third chukker yo-yoed back and forth
with La Herradura tying it up on a goal from the field
from Memo Gracida, 3-3. Cambiaso’s second goal
of the match put Valiente back in the lead, 4-3. Obregon
scored on a 30-yard penalty shot to even it at 4-4,
but less than a minute later Cambiaso gave Valiente
the lead again with another 60-yard penalty goal, 5-4.
With just over a minute left to play in the period,
Obregon scored on an incredibly difficult cut shot from
the left side of the goal at full speed, 5-5. A penalty
was called on a Valiente player with 22 seconds on the
clock. Carlos Gracida converted it and La Herradura
rode off the field at the end of the first half with
a delicate 6-5 lead.
Julio Gracida just missed tying it up in the fourth
when a perfectly executed shot at goal was saved by
inches by an Obregon backhander. A minute later, Cambiaso
made good on a shot at goal for the only score of the
chukker and with two chukkers left to play it was all
even at 6-6.
Cambiaso scored the go-ahead goal for Valiente in the
opening 30 seconds of the fifth on a shot from the field,
7-6. Obregon answered with a 40-yard penalty shot for
a goal, 7-7. A second penalty shot for a goal from Obregon
had La Herradura back in the lead, 8-7 when they ran
into foul trouble. Consecutive penalty goals form Cambiaso
had Valiente in front, 9-8. Torres closed out the chukker
with a goal as time expired and Valiente held a two
goal lead, 10-8.
Julio Gracida had been robbed of two sure goals on
dramatic goal line saves by Obregon at one end of the
field and Carlos Gracida on the other, but he got his
payback in the sixth. Consecutive goals at the six minute
mark and the four minute mark padded the Valiente lead
to four goals, 12-8. A deflated La Herradura attack
scored the final goal of the attack (Carlos Gracida)
with Valiente celebrating the 12-9 win.
Adolfo Cambiaso led all scoring for Valiente with seven
goals (four on penalties). Santi Torres added three
goals (one on a penalty shot) and Julio Gracida scored
twice. Marianito Obregon registered five goals for La
Herradura (three on penalties). Carlos Gracida scored
two of his three goals on penalty conversions and Memo
Gracida added a goal in the loss.
Santiago Torres was named Most Valuable Player while
Cambiaso’s mare, Miami, took Best Playing Pony
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