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JULIAN DE LUSARRETA JULIAN DE LUSARRETA DAVID LOMINSKA

For the third game in a row, the foursome of Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Nico Pieres and Mike Azzaro, could not build off its early 3-2 lead and dropped a 15-12 decision to Pilot at Isla Carroll East.

After winning its season-opener against SD Farms, Grand Champions lost to Tonkawa, 9-8 and La Indiana, 9-8. Tonkawa and La Indiana are undefeated and advanced into Wednesday's semifinals.

After a close opening chukker, Pilot pulled away for leads of 5-3 and 10-5 in the second and third chukkers. Pilot, which had lost its first two games of the tournament, led by as many as eight goals (13-5 and 14-6) in the fifth chukker.

Grand Champions was unable to shut down Facundo Pieres, rated at 10 goals and older brother Gonzalito Pieres, a 9-goaler, and 16-year-old Dutta, a sophomore at One Education Place, who got his start in polo three years ago at Grand Champions Polo Club.

Facundo Pieres scored a game-high ten goals, bringing his season-total to 21. Dutta added three and Gonzalito Pieres had two. Nico Pieres, playing against his two brothers, led Grand Champions with six goals and Mike Azzaro had five.

"It's not impossible," Azzaro said after riding over to his wife Amy on the sidelines before the sixth chukker with his team trailing, 15-9.

Grand Champions showed life in the fifth and sixth chukkers. Trailing 13-5 with 7:05 in the fifth chukker, Grand Champions took advantage of missed goals by Pilot players and came within three with 1:13 left in the game.

"We were playing good and they were out of rhythm," Gonzalito Pieres said. "They got a bit confused especially with the long balls. Timmy and Curtis were doing a good job on Granti and Juancito and it created a lot of space. It was tough for Mike and Nico to get on top of us because Curtis and Timmy were doing a good job on them. It looked like we were passing the ball quite well."

With the one-two punch of Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres, Pilot was expected to reach the semifinals. But instead lost its first two games against Travieso and Coca-Cola.

"Against Travieso we started really bad," Gonzalito Pieres. "It was our first game together and they were a good team. They dominated the first half. We came back a bit late. We had our chances but we had to come from six goals down. Against Coke, we improved and had a good game. We couldn't score when we had a chance to win the game and had a little bit bad luck.

"Today was our best game," Pieres said. "It's good that we won and we have another tournament coming up. If our team plays like it did today, we will be good. I am happy for Curtis. At least we won a game in this tournament. We are having fun and that's important."

For Dutta, it was another step in the rising young player's career and first 20-goal win at IPC.

"Today the biggest thing for me was the connection," Dutta said. "I finally connected with Facundo and Gonzalito. I think in our next tournament we will come out stronger as a team. The horses are playing well for us and we are having chemistry now.

The Pilot-Grand Champions game was one of five games on the final day of bracket play in the 11-team tournament. In other games, Coca-Cola defeated SD Farms, 11-6, in the featured Engel & Volkers stadium game. Steve Krueger was named MVP and Sugar Erskine's horse Popsy was selected Best Playing Pony.

Tonkawa defeated Travieso, 12-10; Postage Stamp knocked off Colorado, 13-11; and Modere edged Goose Creek, 12-11.

Semifinals:

Wednesday 24

- 12:00pm Modere vs Coca Cola

- 03:00pm Tonkawa vs La Indiana

Prof. Paola Maldonado
     Journalist
News: Sharon Robb, Grand Champions PC Press
PH: David Lominska

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