La Dolfina Again
By Ron Allen
The Tortugas title went to La Dolfina (40) for the fifth year in a row. Their game against Ellerstina (39) was only close for the first two chukkers. It was tied at one goal each after the first and La Dolfina went ahead 2-1 following the second period.
Ellerstina fell behind 4 to 1 in the third and the momentum would stay in favor of La Dolfina for the remainder of the match. Adolfo Cambiaso scored two goals in the 4th to put his team in front 6 to 2. In the fifth chukker the gap widened to five goals in favor of a relentless La Dolfina squad. Facundo Pieres scored his third goal of the game in the 5th to make it 8-3.
In the 6th period Cambiaso and Facundo exchanged goals as the pace of the game slowed a bit with La Dolfina still out front with a confortable 9 to 4 lead. The final period ended with an embarrassing loss for Ellerstina 12 to 5. Adolfo turned in six goals and Facundo was the only scorer in their losing effort with five. The Best Playing Polo award went to Cambiasos ‘Cuartera 05’.
(photos by matias callejo)