Ellerstina scored an impressive 19-11 win over Alegria Sunday afternoon at Argentina’s Hurlingham Club in the second semifinal of the 2015 Hurlingham Open, but the question on most people’s minds is whether they can take that same level of play to the field with them against the defending championship La Dolfina team on Saturday, November 7th.
La Dolfina continues to dominate play in the 2015 Hurlingham Open in Argentina as they defeated La Aguada Saturday afternoon by a comfortable 16-10 margin.
Alegria took the early lead, 1-0, in a defensively dominated opening chukker of the 2015 Hurlingham Open match Saturday afternoon, and ran out to a 7-4 advantage at the end of the first half before holding on for the 15-14 victory.
With all eyes waiting for Friday’s 4pm game that would feature Argentina’s only 40-goal team, La Dolfina polo fans almost overlooked the early game of the day that saw a 31-goal, qualifying Washington team upset a veteran 34-goal La Aguada foursome, 13-12.
In what should have been a walk in the park Wednesday afternoon for Ellerstina in the opening round of the 2015 Hurlingham Open exposed the weaknesses in their new lineup.
The 31-goal Washington contingent received a cold welcome to the second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown as the defending Hurlingham Open championship, 40-goal La Dolfina quartet pummeled them in a 22-12 victory on the fields of the Hurlingham Club Tuesday afternoon.
The 122° Hurlingham Open will start on Tuesday 20th at Alfredo Lalor place in Pilar. La Dolfina will try to defend the price and 7 more teams will play until November 6th.
Saturday’s performance by Adolfo Cambiaso in the final of the Tortugas Open, the first leg of Argentina’s Triple Crown of Polo should put to rest any rumors about this being his last year of high-goal polo before retiring to his home in Cañuelas.