Audi and Coca-Cola
Advance to Ylvisaker Cup Finals
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Wellington
By Alex Webbe - Photos by Alex Pacheco
Audi scored a convincing 17-13 win over
Lucchese and Coca-Cola delivered a 16-11 knockout punch
to Lechuza Caracas Wednesday afternoon to set the stage
for Sunday’s finals of the 2013 20-goal Ylvisaker
AUDI 17, LUCCHESE 13
Roldan was electric Wednesday afternoon in scoring eleven
goals as he lead Audi to a convincing 17-13 win over
Lucchese in the first semifinal of the 20-goal Ylvisaker
Cup at the International Polo Club.
Andres Weisz scored the first goal of the game in the
opening minute of play and Agustin Merlos (filling in
for the injured Sebastian Merlos-ribs) converted a penalty
shot for a goal, but Roldan responded with a goal from
the field and a 60-yard penalty shot for a goal. The
two teams left the field at the end of the first chukker
knotted up at 2-2.
Merlos scored the opening goal of the second period
in the first nineteen seconds of play followed by a
pair of 60-yard penalty goals. Audi answered back with
a goal from the field from Marc Ganzi and a penalty
goal from Roldan. After two chukkers Lucchese moved
out in front, 5-4.Roldan added three more goals in the
third, two on penalty shots and a goal from the field.
Lucchese answered with single goals from Andres Weisz,
Kris Kampsen and Merlos (penalty conversion). Lucchese
took a narrow 8-7 lead after the first half.
A penalty goal from Merlos in the fourth was offset
by a pair of penalty goals from Roldan. Audi and Lucchese
entered the fifth chukker all even at 9-9.
Roldan and Nico Pieres added two goals apiece in the
fifth period while holding Lucchese to a single penalty
goal from Merlos. With one chukker left to be played
in regulation time, Audi was driving off with a 13-10
Roldan converted a penalty shot for his eleventh goal
of the game followed by a goal from teammate Mariano
Gracida, 15-10. Merlos countered with a 40-yard penalty
conversion but Audi wasn’t through. Nico Pieres
scored on a 90-yard neck-shot and added another goal
from the field. Kampsen closed out the scoring with
a goal, but it would be Audi who would ride their 17-13
win into Sunday’s Ylvisaker Cup finals.
Roldan scored seven of his 11 goals on penalty shots.
Pieres added four goals, while teammates Ganzi and Gracida
scored single goals.
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COCA-COLA 16, LECHUZA CARACAS
polo fans still mesmerized over Roldan’s eleven
goal production in Audi’s win over Lucchese, American
9-goaler Julio Arellano scored thirteen times as he
lifted Coca-Cola to a 16-11 win over a stunned Lechuza
Lechuza Caracas opened the game like gangbusters as
Polito Pieres scored twice from the field and added
a penalty goal. Lechuza Caracas was also awarded a goal
on a Penalty 1 and led 4-1 at the end of the first chukker.
Julio Arellano supplied the only Coca-Cola goal of the
Coca-Cola rallied behind a pair of goals from the field
by Arellano, but was summarily answered by two goals
from Pieres. The second chukker ended with Lechuza Caracas
maintaining a three goal lead, 6-3.
Goals were hard to come by in the third. Three minutes
into the period Pieres added his sixth goal of the game
from the field. Sugar Erskine scored Coca-Cola’s
only goal of the period, and the first half ended with
Lechuza Caracas on the winning end of a 7-4 score.
A re-energized Coca-Cola took the field in the second
half, scoring four consecutive goals to take an 8-7
lead. Arellano added two penalty goals and scored another
from the field. Gillian Johnston added a goal as well.
Pieres scored on a penalty shot for a goal and the score
was tied at 8-8 at the end of the chukker.
Three more goals from Arellano in the fifth, including
a 240 yard run of the field for a goal, were answered
by a pair of goals from Pieres (one from the field).
Coca-Cola had inched ahead of Lechuza Caracas, 11-10.
Coca-Cola showed no mercy to Lechuza Caracas in the
sixth chukker as they scored five straight goals (four
by Arellano and one by Johnston). Adam Snow closed out
the game with a gal from the field in the final seconds
of the game.
Arellano’s 13 goals (five on penalty shots) led
all scoring on the day. Johnston scored twice and Erskine
added a goal in the win. Pieres scored six of his nine
goals from the field for Lechuza Caracas. Snow scored
once and Lechuza Caracas received one goal on a Penalty
The win will put Coca-Cola on the stadium field against
Audi on Sunday for the Ylvisaker cup finals.
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