In a game that was tied eight times and saw the lead change hands five times, there was something for everyone to cheer for. Ellerstina had beaten the 40-goal La Dolfina Juggernaut in the final of the Hurlingham Open and were hoping to end their Argentina Open winning streak at three. La Dolfina managed to take control in the final chukker to record a 16-12 win, but Ellerstina made them earn it.
Ellerstina got on the scoreboard first with Polito Pieres driving the ball through the uprights at 1:15 for the opening 1-0 lead, but Alegría was ready to respond. Goals from Sapo Caset and Hilario Ulloa ended the first chukker of the semifinal of the 2016 Argentine Open at Palermo with Alegria on top of a 2-1 score.
La Dolfina opened Saturday’s semifinal of the 2016 Argentine Open at Palermo, Buenos Aires in quick style with Pablo MacDonough scoring the first goal of the game just 31 seconds into play.
Cria Yatay upset La Aguada-Las Monjitas Tuesday afternoon at Palermo in the second quarterfinal of the 2016 Argentine Open Championship, 14-10.
Alegría earned a semifinal spot in the 2016 Argentine Open Sunday afternoon at Palermo where they will face Hurlingham Open Champion Ellerstina, but not until after the 29-goal La Irenita lineup gave them fits in their 13-11 quarterfinal win.
Ellerstina earned the second semifinal berth in the 2016 Argentine Open Championship with a 14-9 win over La Aguada-Las Monjitas rada, Wednesday afternoon at Palermo in Buenos Aires.
La Dolfina scored their third consecutive win in Argentine Open competition Tuesday afternoon at Palermo by scorching Alegría 20-10, earning themselves a semifinal berth that will hopefully allow them the opportunity to defend their 2015 title.
10-goaler Facundo Pieres accounting for the only goal of the chukker as Ellerstina took a 1-0 lead over El Paraiso after the first chukker of play in Argentine Open competition at Palermo Sunday afternoon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and held on to register a 13-8 win.