Crab Orchard, Brigadoon Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Tuesday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Eight-goaler Lucas Monteverde scored on a 10-yard
forehand with 1:35 remaining to lift ERG over Crab Orchard 11-10
in a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Tuesday at International
Polo Club Palm Beach. Both teams advance to this weekends
quarterfinals with identical 2-1 records.
other Hall of Fame Cup action, 10-goaler Adam Snow scored four of
his team-high five goals in the fourth chukker to lead Brigadoon
over Lechuza 8-5.
Orchards Memo Gracida scored two goals in 32 seconds, the
second on a 60-yard penalty shot, to tie the game at 10-10 with
2:40 left in the game. On the ensuing throw-in, Monteverde picked
up a loose ball near midfield, dribbling to goal with Julio Gracida
unsuccessfully trying to steal the ball.
Gonzalez led ERG with five goals, all in the first half while Pablo
Spinacci added four goals. Monteverde finished with two goals, both
in the final chukker while patron Scott Wood did not score.
Gracida led Crab Orchard with six goals while his 16-year-old son,
Julio, added one goal. Crab Orchard received three goals on handicap
to begin the game. Gigi Aguero, who replaced Pablo MacDonough, and
patron George Rawlings did not score. MacDonough suffered a hairline
fracture of his left ankle on Saturday and is expected to miss at
least another week.
Kneece added two goals for Brigadoon (1-2) while Brian Prichard
scored one goal. Will Johnston, who subbed for patron Christine
Cato, who has a knee injury, did not score.
Merlos and patron Victor Vargas scored two goals each for Lechuza
(1-2) while substitute Brad Blake added one goal. Blake filled in
for Gaston Urturi in the fourth chukker. Tommy Biddle did not score.
teams entered the tournament. The Hall of Fame Cup final is Sunday,
February 29 at 3 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
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.