Nine-Goalers Lead White Birch

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Action continued in the Hampton Cup at the Bridgehampton Polo Club last week, with White Birch, which won the first tournament of the season, the Monty Waterbury Cup, continuing its winning ways and staying undefeated by beating Los Machitos, 10-8, on August 12.

Nine-goalers Hilario Ulloa and Mariano Aguerre led the way for White Birch with four goals each, while sponsor Peter Brant (rated two goals) and Matias Sosa (zero goals) each scored once. Los Machitos, which has a team handicap of 18, was led by Nacho Figueras (six goals), who scored four times, while sponsor Steve Lefkowitz (zero goals) scored twice.

On Friday, K.I.G/Palm Beach Polo earned a 14-11 win over Equuleus. Eight-goaler Tomas Garcia Del Rio had the hot mallet for the winning team, scoring nine goals, including five in the fourth chukker. Six-goaler Tommy Biddle scored twice, and four-goaler Marcos Garcia Del Rio scored once for the 18-goal handicap team. Equuleus was led by Mariano Gonzalez (seven goals), who scored five times, while eight-goaler Cristian “Magoo” LaPrida Jr. tallied four goals, and five-goaler Martin Pepa scored twice.

In the featured match on Saturday, C.T. Energia edged Los Machitos, 11-10. Joao Paulo Ganon (seven goals) led the winning team with six goals, including both the tying and game-winning strikes, while six-goaler Kris Kampsen scored four times and sponsor Alessandro Bazzoni (one goal) scored once for the 19-handicap team. Guille Aguero (six goals) led Los Machitos with five goals, while Figueras had three, and Naco Taverna (six goals) scored once.

C.T. Energia was slated to play White Birch at the Bridgehampton Polo Club on August 19, while Equuleus was scheduled to take on Los Machitos on August 20. K.I.G./Palm Beach Polo will face White Birch at the Bridgehampton Polo Club at Two Trees Farm on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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