The first games of the Gold Cup took place in Casa de Campo. For this new tournament, teams have decided to switch their players, change their strategies; thus this added up extra spice, and the spectators don’t know what to expect. Los Samanes got off to a great start beating a reshuffled Agualinda team made up of four professionals.
The return of Silva made a difference and his two goals, one a spectacular pick up and run from the nearside, gave him the MVP slot. Toccalino was on fine form as usual and gave Samanes 5 goals.
Agualinda had a totally new look – Benjamin Araya, Garros, Jauretche and Lalo James who replaced an injured Lisioli who once again was on the receiving end of a kick, but is now recovering nicely. Final score 9-5.
The second match saw a super team make its debut on the fields of the Dominican resort. Lechuza transformed their team and now contains two ten goal players, Stirling and Nero as well as the two Vargas. An effective line up that punished Casa de Campo by 5 goals. Casa de Campo had their own new addition – Jose Donoso joined them with his own horses but they didn’t manage to sum more than 8 to Lechuza’s 13 goals…of which Victor scored 7 and Alfredo 2. Stirling and Nero read each other beautifully as usual but left the scoring to the two Venezualan attackers.
Upcoming Games in the Gold Cup:
Gold Cup March 3rd – 19th
Friday, March 4th:
- Pitirri Potranca vs. Cinque Terre, 2 pm Casa de Campo #3
- La Carbuccia vs. Los Establos, 4pm Casa de Campo #2
Saturday, March 5th:
- Lechuza vs. Agualinda, 4 pm Lechuza Caracus
- Los Samanes vs. Casa de Campo, 4 pm Casa de Campo #2
Sunday, March 6th:
- Pitirri Potranca vs. Los Establos 4 pm, Lechuza Caracus
- La Carbuccia vs. Cinque Terre, 4 pm Casa de Campo #3
SEMIFINALS: March 16th & 17th
FINALS: March 19th
Photos by Matías Callejo.