Lechuza Caracas Edges Erg 12-11 In OT In Hall Of Fame Polo Saturday
At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Ten-goaler Pite Merlos converted a 30-yard penalty
shot 1:20 into overtime to lift Lechuza Caracas over ERG 12-11 in
a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Saturday at International
Polo Club Palm Beach.
a Hall of Fame Cup polo match earlier Saturday, Crab Orchard led
the entire game en route to a 9-7 victory over Brigadoon.
scored the first three goals and did not trail the entire game.
ERG, playing its first game of the season, tied the game at 10-10
on a goal by Pablo Spinacci. Tommy Biddle gave Lechuza an 11-10
lead but a 40-yard penalty shot by Lucas Monteverde forced overtime.
finished with a team-high seven goals, six on penalty shots. Biddle
added three goals for Lechuza Caracas (1-0) while Gaston Urturi
scored two goals. Patron Victor Vargas did not score.
led ERG (0-1) with seven goals while Spinacci scored three goals
and Roberto Gonzales added one goal. Patron Scott Wood did not score.
the first game, Pablo McDonough led Crab Orchard (1-0) with four
goals. Memo Gracida and Rosendo Usandizaga added two goals each
and Julio Gracida scored one goal for the winners.
Adam Snow led Brigadoon (0-1) with three goals while Tiger Kneece
scored two goals and Brian Prichard added one goal. Patron Christine
Cato did not score.
Monjitas, led by 10-goaler Javier Novillo Astrada, plays Everglades,
led by 8-goaler Owen Rinehart, in Sundays feature match at
3 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach stadium.
polo matches are open to the public. Tickets for the Sunday games
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach are available at the gate,
beginning at $10 each. For information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit
the club website at www.internationalpoloclub.com.
Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington.
From I-95, take the Forest Hill Boulevard exit and go west approximately
12 miles. Turn left onto South Shore Boulevard and go two miles.
Turn left onto Pierson Road, travel about one mile and then make
a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the right. From
Floridas Turnpike, take Exit 93 (Lake Worth Road) and go west
about six miles. Make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club
is on the left.