Birch, Old Pueblo, Erg Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Polo Friday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Ten-goaler Mariano Aguerre converted a 40-yard penalty
shot 87 seconds into overtime to lift White Birch over C Spear 13-12
in a physical 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Friday at International
Polo Club Palm Beach. The victory gave White Birch (2-0) sole possession
of first place in its division.
other Hall of Fame Cup action, Jeff Hall scored four goals to lead
Old Pueblo over Everglades 10-9 and ERG got five goals from Pablo
Spinacci en route to a 12-9 victory over Brigadoon.
de Narvaez scored two goals in a two-minute span to give C Spear
an 11-10 lead early in the sixth chukker. White Birch tied it on
Aguerres 40-yard penalty shot with 2:38 remaining. C Spear
countered as patron Tommy Boyle stole the ball near midfield and
dribbled in for a near side tap-in with Aguerre on his hip to give
his team a 12-11 advantage with 1:42 remaining.
Birch tied the game at 12-12 with 45 seconds remaining in the game
when Del Walton knocked in a rebound of Todd Offens 30-yard
Spear had a chance to win with 12 seconds left in regulation when
Chris Gannon was fouled by Peter Brant but de Narvaezs 60-yard
penalty shot was blocked, setting the stage for overtime.
finished with seven goals to lead White Birch in a game that was
tied eight times. Walton added four goals and Brant scored two for
the winners. De Narvaez led C Spear (0-2) with seven goals while
Matias Magrini scored four goals and Boyle added one goal.
(1-1) produced a balanced scoring attack en route to victory as
Lucas Monteverde scored five goals and Roberto Gonzalez added three
to complement Spinaccis five scores. Tiger Kneece led Brigadoon
(0-2) with four goals while Adam Snow scored three goals and Brian
Prichard had two.
Pueblos win gave it sole possession of first place with a
2-0 record. Brandon Phillips and patron John Hall scored three goals
apiece for the winners. Tomas Llorente led Everglades (1-1) with
six goals while Joe Wayne Barry scored two goals and patron Skeeter
Johnston added one goal.
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.