Monthly Archives: January 2013
Trinity defeated Cotterel Farms/TSA Motorsports to earn a berth in the Wendell Kerley Memorial final against Bracket #1 winner, Gypsy.
The time of the game is yet to be determined.
Gypsy 3 0 Def – Thermal/Hanalei Bay, Stormcat/Adeptus, Palm Desert (advances to final)
Thermal/Hanalei Bay 1 1 Def – Palm Desert Lost – Gypsy
Palm Desert 1 2 Def – Stormcat/Adeptus Lost – Thermal/Hanalei Bay, Gypsy
Srormcat/Adeptus 0 2 Lost – Gypsy, Palm Desert
Gypsy advances to final with win over Palm Desert.
Game between Thermal/Hanalei Bay and Stormcat/Adeptus is not neccessary.
Trinity 2 0 Def – Blazers, Cotterel FArms/TSA Motorsports (advances to final)
Blazers 1 1 Def – Cotterel Farms/TSA Motorsports Lost – Trinity
Cotterel Farms/TSA Motorsports 0 2 Lost – Blazers, Trinity
A three-way tie for first place, after league play, in the Kereley Memorial 12 Goal Tournament necessitated the use of the first ever USPA ‘Shootout Tournament Tiebreaker’ on the Pacific Coast. With identical records of 3 – 1, Northern Blizzard, Cotterel Farms, and Hanalei Bay went to the line and Northern Blizzard was eliminated from further play. The final, between Cotterel and Hanalei Bay will be played on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 2 PM.
Northern Blizzard 3 1 Def – Twin Palms, Antelope, Cotterell Lost – Hanalei Bay
Hanalei Bay 3 1 Def – Twin Palms, Northern Blizzard, Antelope Lost – Cotterel (advance to final)
Cotterel Farms 3 1 Def – Antelope, Hanalei Bay, Twin Palms Lost – Northern Blizzard (advance to final)
Twin Palms 1 3 Def – Antelope Lost – Northern Blizzard, Hanalei Bay, Cotterel
Antelope 0 4 Lost – Northern Blizzard, Cotterel, Twin Palms, Hanalei Bay
Final to be played on Sunday, February 3, 2013
The first 6 Goal final of the 2013 season, the Tony Veen Memorial, featured Dan Horn and Leigh Brecheen’s Palm Desert group going up against Pat Powell and his Blazers polo team, with both teams coming into the final with perfect records following bracket play.
On a very cold afternoon in the Coachella Valley of Southern California, Palm Desert, starting with a handicap award of one half, and wearing their red shirts, started red hot with three quick goals to take the very early lead . A penalty four conversion by Federico Wulff and field goals by Brecheen and Danny Walker within the first three minutes most certainly stung the Blazers, who usually start quickly themselves, but were obviously not blazing at the outset of this one. With no time to take an antihistamine, Kyle Fargey simply treated the sting as a local reaction, shook it off and got to work. Before the first was over, he had converted a pair of open goal opportunities and the first ended with the Blazers trailing by just 1.5 at 3.5 – 2 in favor of Plam Desert.
A field goal by Jake Devane brought Powell and Co. back to the handicap difference early in the second and it appeared that the Blazers had recovered. However, Wulff scored from the field to give Palm Desert the 1.5 cushion once again. Powell then scored and the difference was once again the handicap award. Not for long though, as Walker converted a penalty three and Horn scored with just one second left in the period to take a lead of 2.5 goals into the third at 6.5 – 4.
A big play by Walker to steal the ball and run the field on a Fargey penalty four attempt, gave Palm Desert the 3.5 point cushion once again, but the Blazers wouldn’t go away as Devane and Canelo Sylvestre each scored from the field and the ‘half’ ended with a score of 7.5 – 6 in favor of Palm Desert.
Wulff, with a spectacular 90 yard strike from the far right – the announcer’s ‘shot of the day’ – gave Palm Desert a lead of 2.5 goals halfway through the fourth but that would be it for them as Fargey – now fully recovered from the sting – converted a penalty three and four and scored from the field and the Blazers led for the first time to end the fourth with the score at 9 – 8.5.
The final chukker was quiet as Palm Desert was unable to get anything going at all. Sylvestre scored his second of the day and Pat Powell and his Blazers captured the Tony Veen Memorial by a count of 10 – 8.5.
Tony Veen 6 Goal Memorial Tournament
Blazers (6) – Pat Powell, Kyle Fargey 3, Canelo Sylvestre 2, Jake Devane 1.
Palm Desert (5.5) – Dan Horn .5, Leigh Brecheen, Danny Walker 2, Federico Wulff 3.
The first final of the 2013 12 Goal season featured Jenny Lutterel’s Cotterell Farms facing off against Ron Bonaguidi and Hanalei Bay in the Adeptus Challenge – sponsored by Dr. Colleen Wilson’s Adeptus Nutrition.
On a somewhat cool, but sunny afternoon, Lutterel and Bonaguidi gave the huge opening day crowd exactly what they were looking for – action and excitement featuring long runs and spectacular shots to goal.
The first chukker was close and featured five goals with Cotterel taking a lead of one at 3 – 2 to the second frame.
That second was all Hawaiian as Hanalei Bay counted four unanswered goals – three by Mariano Fassetta – and the third started with the surfers leading by thrree at 6 – 3.
The momentum from the second carried over into the third as the Bonaguidi group outscored the Lutterell foursome by a count of 3 – 2 to lead by four at 9 – 5 at halftime.
The fourth period featured a huge turn around by Cotterel as they scored four unanswered goals of there own and when it was over the game was tied at nine.
Lutterell and Co. grabbed an early lead in the fifth with a quick score but the surfers came back with three to lead by two at 12 – 10 going to the final.
The sixth was even with no scoring, and as a result, Hanalei Bay had earned the first tournament victory of the season, and a 30 day supply of Adeptus equine nutritional products for each team member.
For the winners, Fassetta led the scoring with six, Joseph Stuart had four, and Jared Sheldon counted a pair (0ne foul).
In reply, Ruben Coscia scored four, Lutterell, based on very aggressive play, conted three (one foul), Ignacio Saracco supplid two, and Luis Saracco had one.
Hanalei Bay (12) – Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta 6, Joseph Stuart 3, Jared Sheldon 3.
Cotterel Farms (12) – Jenny Lutterell, Ruben Coscia 5, Luis Saracco 4, Ignacio Saracco 3.