We will have the dream final! Ellerstina, team that recently won the Tortugas and Hurlingham Opens, will seek the Triple Crown facing La Dolfina, the team that has won the last six editions of the most important polo tournament in the world: The Argentine Open Polo.
Ellerstina did not have an easy time against Dolfina Polo Ranch and actually they barely made it it the final on an extra chukker, by 14-13.
With goals by Hilario Ulloa and Nicolás Pieres (ARG), Ellerstina went up 2-1 and kept on leading until the 5-5, when DPR went ahead and took an advantage of up to 9-5 after five chukkers, that made some think that Ellerstina could be out.
But that was not the case. After the sixth, the difference had reduced to 10-7 and the seventh was key for the General Rodríguez team, because they went ahead 12-10 with three by Facundo Pieres (ARG) and to by Ulloa. The eight saw the game come to a draw with two by Terrera for DPR.
In the extra chukker, Nico Pieres and mare Guillermina were the heroes for Ellerstina, scoring the golden gold with the golden ticket to the final.
It will be a great match December 19th in Palermo!
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Guillermo Terrera (ARG, 8), Juan Britos (ARG, 8), Diego Cavanagh (ARG, 9), Alejo Taranco (URU, 8)
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres (ARG, 10), Gonzalo Pieres (ARG, 9), Nicolás Pieres (ARG, 10), Hilario Ulloa (ARG, 10)