Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stormcat Runs To Victory In Beal 6 Goal

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The 6 goal Carlton and Keleen Beal Memorial Cup turned out to be a test involving two rather different teams. On the one side, Reg Whyte and his Thermal bunch and on the other, Craig Steinke and Stormcat. For Whyte, it was his second Eldorado final in a row, and for Steinke, it was his first Eldorado final in many years. While Whyte went with the proven lineup – World Gym Winners – of foreman Fergus Gould, Nicolas Maciel (back after an injury), and Emma Stachowicz, Steinke saddled the rejuvenated Danny Juarez, his longtime rig hand Victor Soto, and newcomer Jacob Deutsch.

Stormcat rushed out of the gate quickly as Juarez scored once and Soto added a pair to lead in the very early going. Maciel converted a penalty three for Thermal and the  first ended with the explorers ahead at 3 – 1.

Whyte and Co. started to make some hay early in the second as Maciel baled another open goal opportunity and Gould scored one from the field to tie the count at three. However, Stormcat galloped ahead once more on counters from Juarez and Soto and the second ended with the Steike Group leading at 5 – 3.

Stormcat led by three once again as Juarez converted a penalty two, but Maciel scored a field goal to help Thermal stay close at the ‘half’ with the count at 6 – 4.

The fourth was all Thermal as Whtye’s  ‘hands ran down the leader with another open goal counter from Maciel and another field goal from Gould who was now leading by example. With Stormcat now seemingly fading, Thermal was back in it tied at six.

In the final frame, Juarez and Soto each scored from the field to again give the lead to Stormcat, this time by a pair. However, Thermal wasn’t finished as continued pressure was rewarded with an impressive 60 yard free shot by Maciel that brought them within one. With less than a minute to go, Thermal needed a goal to tie and was willing to take a chance to make it happen. If you succeed and run the field you’re a hero and if you get caught, you know that at least you tried. In taking the chance, Thermal gave up a penalty four opportunity to Juarez that he converted and Steinke and his Stormcat stable had won the 6 Goal Beal Memorial by a count of 9 – 7.

Playing his best game of the season earned Soto MVP honors and Maciel’s third chukker mare, India, owned by Gery Warner, was selected as the Best Playing Pony.

2013 6 Goal Carlton and Keleen Beal Memorial Cup

Stormcat (6) – Craig Steinke 1, Danny Juarez 3, Victor Soto 2, Jacob Deutsch.

Thermal (6) – Reg Whyte, Fergus Gould 4, Nicolas Maciel 3, Emma Stachowicz -1, Miguel Gutierrez 3 (sub for Maciel).

Tony Gregg

Cotterel Hangs On to Win Beal Memorial 12 Goal

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The final game of the 2013 12 Goal Carlton and Keleen Beal Memorial Cup turned out to be a game of streaks – as in goal scoring streaks. Both Jenny Lutterell’s Cotterel Farms and Ben Soleimani’s Mansour came into the game with perfect records from bracket play and both had been to finals this season with both coming away as runners-up – in fact, Lutterell had been twice before.

The start was very fast for Cotterel as a quick jump out of the opening throw-in led to early pressure on the Mansour goal and a Santiago Wulff clearing effort was deflected through by Ignacio Saracco. The rug guys managed to come back in a hurry and pressure on the Cotterel goal was rewarded with a Danny Walker open goal conversion to tie the count at one. At this point, the first streak of the afternoon started as Luis Saracco (from the field) and Ruben Coscia (penalty two) got things started and Lutterell and her farmhands led by two after the first with the count at 3 – 1.

The second was pretty much all Cotterel as they smothered Mansour with absolutely devastating force that allowed Ignacio Saracco and Coscia to score one goal each and the second ended with the farmers now leading by four (5 – 1).

Cotterel kept up the pace early in the third as both Saraccos and Coscia (penalty 4) scored and they had now counted seven goals in a row and had amassed a lead of seven at 8 – 1. With Mansour now ‘on the ropes’, and in need of help, Walker stepped up and counted one from the field to end the onslaught. With the streak ended, the entire Soleimani Group seemed to relax and Santiago Von Wernich was able to score to bring the rug people back to within five at the half.

With one goal scoring streak ended, another had started as Mansour, now playing with extreme confidence, took control in the fourth and applied pressure on Cotterel – now the overwhelmed team – as Walker converted two open goal free-throws and Von Wernich added one from the field. With the farmers in disarray, the Soleimani boys were making sales and trailed by just two going to the fifth (8 – 6).

Mansour kept pounding early in the fifth and Walker was offered another open goal opportunity that he seized and the Mansour streak was now six goals. With that counter being the only goal of the chukker, the Cotterel lead was but one goal going into the final (8 – 7) and the farmers were most definitely the team in trouble now – not having scored since the third.

Mansour kept the pressure on but were able to get nothing in the early going of the sixth and the pendulum was starting a swing to now favor Cotterel as the ever cool Coscia grabbed a goal to stop the Mansour streak at six and allowed Cotterel to win the Beal Memorial by a score of 9 – 7. As a result, the soon to be bride, was no longer a bridesmaid.

As a reward for his cool and steady play, Coscia was selected as the MVP and Wulff’s horse Pele was chosen as the Best Playing Pony.

Carlton and Keleen Beal Memorial Cup – 2013

Cotterel Farms (12) – Jenny Lutterell, Luis Saracco 4, Ignacio Saracco 3, Ruben Coscia 5.

Mansour (12) – Ben Soleimani, Danny Walker 2, Santiago Wulff 5, Santiago Von Wernich 5.

Tony Gregg

 

 

 

 

Polo update from Graham Bray

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Hello Owners, Sponsors, Players & Friends,

We had a great first month of tournament play in both leagues with lots of competitive polo. Congratulations to Hanalei Bay and Thermal for their victories in the World Gym Tournament (12 & 6 Goal respectively). Congratulations to Hanalei Bay & Gypsy for winning the Wendell Kerley Memorial (12 & 6 Goal respectively) and to Hanalei Bay for the Adeptus Challenge & Blazers for winning the Tony Veen Memorial. For those that didn’t take first place, good luck in the coming tournaments. The next tournament coming up is the Carlton & Keleen Beal Cup, that will be played from February 15th-24th for the 4-6 Goal League and the 10-12 Goal League.

Thank you for your help and understanding with maintaining the fields. We continue to have 3 workers out sanding divots four times a week, we fertilized two weeks ago, and deep-tined fields 5 through 8.

We have a new electrical timer that will be mounted on a trailer and used for tournament games, so a big ‘thank you’ goes out to those who donated money for everyone’s benefit.

Thank you to Geoff Palmer and Antelope for the party they put on at the Cantina – it was great to get everyone together for some fun off the field! We’re looking forward to more parties like that this season, so if you’re interested in sponsoring a party please let the Polo Office know so we can facilitate the process.

The Arty Cameron Memorial Tournament for Pee-Wee & Junior polo players took place last weekend and we had 25 kids participate in 3 flights! It was great to see the kids enjoying themselves and also the parents and supporters cheering every on and watching some fierce, edge-of-your-seat polo!

We also have the Women’s Tournament & the Seniors Tournament coming up February 28th-March 3rd. You can sign up a team, or as an individual and then we’ll make teams.

We’re all looking forward to the Skins Tournament & the Governor’s Cup in March. We hope to get 6 teams signed up for the Skins which would mean we could start the tournament Friday, March 8th, so please sign up your teams at the Polo Office as soon as possible.

Feel free to come see us in the Polo Office with any questions or concerns, or just to say ‘hi’.

See you on the field,

 

Graham

Polo Manager

Eldorado Polo Club

25 Play in Arty Cameron Memorial Junior Tournament

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With three flights to play in (Roadrunner – leadline, Coyote – trot/slow canter, and Cobra – advanced) the 2013 Arty Cameron Memorial Tournament was played on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10. With Arty Cameron Jr. umpiring both days, the first day was set up to evaluate the large entry with respect to abilitiy to enable the organizers to set teams for Sunday’s games.

Sunday’s polo started early – with a large group of parents and friends involved – with the Roadrunner group playing one 10 minute chukker featuring Fish Creek (Gabriella Trabitts & Matias Wolf) playing World Gym ( Jacqueline Trabitts & Nick Steinke). When the ten minutes was over – with a generous add-on by the timer of 2 minutes or so –  the score was tied at two. When speaking of the Roadrunner kids, one would be remiss if the presence of very young Austin Tibbs, who played on Saturday, wasn’t mentioned.

In the Coyote Flight, World Gym Green (Rosie Gonzalez, Ryan Kerley, Conner Garsed, and coach Jesse Bray) faced off against World Gym White (Thomas Steinke, Hope Kerley, Sydney Hoyt, and coach Jared Sheldon) in two 7 minute, 30 second chukkers. With some trotting and some cantering as well, it is believed that Green was victorious after the two very competitive sessions.

With the first two flights completed, it was time for the Cobra Flight – World Gym (Sydney Jordan, Rhandy Heredia, Gracie Gonzalez, and Alonzo Cruz0), Coldwell Banker (Sophia Von Wernich, Bauti Von Wernich, Chloe Von Wernich, and Grant Palmer), Hidden Creek (Riley Jordan, Bayne Bossom, Teo Von Wernich, and Julio Cruz) in a round robin with 7 minute 30 second ‘stop-time’ chukkers. In what turned out to be a very competitive and aggresive game, World Gym finished first with with Coldwell Banker and Hidden Creek in the runner-up spot.

The organization of a tournament such as this takes alot of work and many people. Those who gave their valuable time should be recognized and thanked and in no particular order the following should be mentioned; Danielle Kennedy (chair), Jan Hart, Graham Bray, Debbie Morrison, Rob Roenisch, James a’Court, Lacey Winterton, Madelyn Cobb, Jane Isquith, Mike and Claudia Uretz, Fish Creek Polo – Fred Mannix, Arty Cameron Jr., Jesse Bray, Jared Sheldon, and probably more that I, with apologies, have failed to mention.

Of course, when we think of the Arty Cameron Memorial Junior Polo Tournament, we most certainly think of the man who was involved from the start of junior polo at Eldorado and never missed a Saturday or Sunday junior polo session – a special thanks to Arty Cameron.

Tony Gregg

World Gym 6 Goal Trophy Goes to Thermal

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The final game of the Mike and Claudia Uretz World Gym 6 Goal tournament, was a contest between two unbeaten teams coming out of the qualifying round. On the one side, Dan Horn’s Palm Desert, without the injured Horn, and on the other, Canadian Reg Whyte’s Thermal aggregation. Both teams had actually made some significant changes after the January tournaments. With Horn out, Malia McCoy stepped in and Hank Uretz was added to the Palm Desert roster to assist Danny Walker and Federico Wulff. For Whyte, Emma Stachowicz came in along with Nicolas Maciel to work with Fergus Gould. Obviously the changes worked out for both.

Having to give up a half goal at the start, Thermal put early pressure on Palm Desert that led to two super penalty four conversions from Maciel and with Gould adding a field goal, Whyte and his farmhands were off to a great start leading 3 – .5 after the first.

Palm Desert developed some momentum of their own early in the second as they started to push back. With 5;16 left in the period, Maciel was injured and after some time, it was determined that he shouldn’t return. With Maciel out, Bryan Middleton stepped in to help and found out that his first job was to watch as Danny Walker converted a penalty two opportunity – a result of the Maciel incident – and Palm Desert had one on the board. With Middleton in, and on unfamilair horses, Walker and Wulff took advantage and scored field goals and the second was over, with the Horn Group up by the handicap difference at 3.5 – 3.

Palm Desert continued the aggression in the third and were rewarded another open goal try that Walker easily converted and the lead was now 1.5 goals. With Middleton and Gould having played together in January, it was only a matter of time before he and Gould would find comfort working together and Gould was then able to convert a Middleton pass and the Palm Desert lead was, at ‘halftime’, only the handicap award (4.5 – 4).

With Gould and Middleton now finding a rhythm, they were able to press Palm Desert and converted an open goal opportunity from about five yards to get the lead back by a half point. Palm Desert came back however as Walker scored on a penalty three attempt and McCoy scored a beauty because of a quick and aggresive move to return an imperfect Thermal backhand.  Not fazed, Gould later grabbed a pass from Middleton and, from 100 yards out was able to fight off Wulff while taking a very circuitous and impressive nearside route to goal and scored from 30 yards well left and only several yards from the end line – a play that in hindsight should have been the announcer’s ‘play of the day’. Middleton then  converted a safety from about 65 yards from goal and the period ended with Thermal leading once again at 7 – 6.5).

In the fifth, Middleton converted another open goal attempt to complete the scoring and Reg Whyte, the 2010 Governor’s Cup Winner, and his Thermal farmhands were the winneres of the 23rd annual World Gym Tournament by a count of 8 – 6.5.

 

World Gym 6 Goal Tournament

Thermal (6) – Reg Whyte, Emma Stachowicz -1, Fergus Gould 4, Nicloas Maciel 3, Bryan Middleton 3 (sub. for Maciel).

Palm Desert (5.5) – Danny Walker 2, Malia McCoy .5, Hank Uretz, Federico Wulff 3, Dan Horn .5 (inj.)

Tony Gregg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanalei Bay Rides Wave To World Gym 12 Goal Victory

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For the third time in as many tournaments, Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay surfers caught another big wave and rode it to a final game victory. This time, on Sunday, February 10, it was the 12 Goal World Gym Tournament, sponsored by Mike and Claudia Uretz.

Going into the final undefeated  in qualifying play, Bonaguidi and his pack went up against Ben Soleimani’s Mansour foursome – a team they beat in the qualifier – and landed on the beach with a 9 – 8 overtime win. By most accounts, it was one of the most exciting games played at Eldorado in the last several years.

The Hawaiians grabbed a very quick lead from the opening throw-in as Mariano Fassetta, from the line-up, sent a perfect pass to a running, and very open, Jared Sheldon and within the first 19 seconds, it was 1 – 0 Hanalei Bay – just like that. Not fazed at all, Mansour’s Santiago Von Wernich scored twice and all of a sudden, with less than 150 seconds gone, the lead belonged to Mansour. A penalty four conversion by Von Wernich later on in the first gave the rug salesmen a lead of two, but Joseph Stuart scored from the field and a wild first period ended with Mansour up by one at 3 – 2.

The fast pace continued in the second, but goals were hard to get, as long runs, by both sides, were stopped by great defensive efforts by both sides. Fassetta finally broke through and scored on another long run and it was tied at three going to the third.

Jessica Bailey, substituting for an injured Soleimani, scored on a very impressive and aggresive effort from 100 yards out and Mansour had the lead once again. However, the always lurking Sheldon grabbed his second and it was tied going to the half – this time at four.

Mansour went up by one early in the fourth on Santiago Wulff’s first goal of the game, but Hanalei Bay came back strong and quickly with relentless pressure that led to a pair of open goal coversions by Sheldon and singles by Stuart and Fassetta to give the surfers the largest lead of the afternoon  at 8 – 5.

The fifth was scoreless and gave everyone the impression that the World Gym Trophy would belong to Hanalei Bay as all they had to do was ‘hang on’ in the final frame.

It appeared as if the Bonaguidi pack was thinking the same thing as the rug guys came out in the sixth and sold product – lots of product as they overwhelmed the islanders with relentless pressure which led to a pair of counters from Von Wernich and another from Bailey and all of a sudden it was a tie game going to extra time.

The overtime period was, if nothing else, draining as both teams were afforded penalty opportunities that were not converted. With the big crowd starting to wonder when a winner would emerge, Fassetta was able to set-up a wide open Stuart with a perfect pass and it was over with Hanalei Bay winning the 22nd renewal of the World Gym Tournament.

23rd Annual World Gym Tournament – 12 Goal

Hanalei Bay (12) – Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta 6, Jared Sheldon 3, Joseph Stuart 3.

Mansour (11) – Ben Soleimani, Santiago Von Wernich 5, Santiago Wulff 5, Remy Mueller 1, Jessica Bailey 1 (sub. for Soleimani).

Tony Gregg

 

 

 

 

 

Hanalei Bay 12 Goal Kerley Memorial Champions!

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The 12 Goal Kerley Memorial final, played on Super Bowl Sunday featured Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay against defending Kerley champions, Jenny Lutterell’s Cotterel Farms.

From the outset, it was apparent that the Bonaguidi pack was prepared as they rode to a quick lead of two goals in the first 75 seconds with strikes from Bonaguidi (penalty two) and Jared Sheldon from the field. Not to be outdone, Cotterel’s Ruben Coscia scored 40 seconds later on a perfect pass from the throw-in after the Sheldon goal to narrow the lead. Sheldon, however, scored again later in the period and the first ended with the surfers leading at 3 – 1.

In the second, Mariano Fassetta got up and scored his first of the afternoon to give the Hawaiians a lead of three but replies from Coscia and Ignacio Saracco kept the farmers in it as they trailed by just one going to the third at 4 – 3.

That third, however, was all Hawaii as Cotterel was unable to do anything and Fassetta scored again and Sheldon added a pair of open goal counters to end the half with Bonaguidi ahead by four at 7 – 3.

The fourth was relatively quiet as each team scored once – Coscia from 30 yards and Fassetta from the field – and it was 8 – 4 Hanalei Bay.

The surfers increased their lead to five in the fifth as Fassetta scored twice and Sheldon once (penalty two) with the farmers getting only a pair from Coscia and Saracco.

Coscia counted his fifth of the game early in the final period but Fassetta wanted to catch another wave and did with a great run, and with a goal from Joseph Stuart, the final score was 13 – 7 and the Bonaguidi pack had earned the coveted award.

With a very strong and controlling effort, Fassetta was a unanimous choice as the MVP and his fourth chukker mare, Pippaletta, was chosen as the Best Playing Pony.

Wendell Kerley Memorial 12 Goal

Hanalei Bay (12) – Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta 6, Jared Sheldon 3, Joseph Stuart 3.

Cotterel Farms (12) – Jenny Luttrell, Luis Saracco4, Ignacio Saracco 3, Ruben Coscia5.

Gypsy take out the 6 goal Wendell Kerley Memorial

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With the much sought-after Chris Kerley Spurs as the reward, the final games of the Wendell Kerley Memorial Tournament – delayed because of rain – were played on Saturday and Sunday, with Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay winning the 12 Goal tournament, and Suzanne Figi’s Gypsy capturing the 6 goal test.

In the 6 Goal, played Saturday in front of a large Cantina lunch crowd, Gypsy went up against Rick Paicius and his Trinity organization and came away with a 10 – 8 victory.

At the start, it looked as if Paicius and Co. were going to walk all over the wanderers as they jumped out to a very quick two goal lead with counters from Tim Rudy and Miguel Gutierrez. However, the young Gypsy quarterback, Jesse Bray grabbed two of his own late in the period and it was tied a two going to the second.

The second was rather uneventful, but it became apparent that Gypsy had a defensive plan as Bray, along with Mike Kerley, Jessica Bailey, and Gustavo Patino (substituting for Figi) kept the Paicius Group off the scoresheet while grabbing a goal coutesy of a penalty three conversion by Kerley that gave the wanderers a lead of one at 3 – 2.

The Gypsy defensive plan was in full operation in the third as Trinity was able to do nothing offensively and that strong effort was rewarded with a series of turnovers that led to three goals including a field goal by Kerley and a pair of free throws by Bray – a number three and a spectacular number six from about 70 yards away from goal. The ‘half’ ended with Gypsy leading by four at 6 – 2.

The ten minutes of ‘halftime’ gave the Trinity Group time to formulate a plan to stop the pain – something Paicius is very good at – and it was time well spent. Despite allowing a goal early in the fourth, Rudy and Gutierrez applied pressure and it worked as the teams traded goals throughout the fourth. For Gypsy, it was Kerley with a pair of field goals and Bray with a penalty three counter. The reply for Trinity was Rudy from the field and Gutierrez with two open goal efforts. The final chukker would start with Gypsy still up by four, this time at 9 – 5, but Trinity was scoring.

Paicius and Co. opened up the fifth with a pair of super runs by Rudy, set up by Gutierrez, and it appeared that it was going to be close after all. However, Kerley exploded from a throw-in at center and with help from Bailey, got one back to grab a lead of three with little time left. Rudy converted a penalty four at the end, but the victory, and the spurs, belonged to Gypsy.

For his aggressive and solid play, Kerley was selected as the MVP, and his mare, Peppermint, owned by Triangle Bar Farms, was chosen as the Best Playing Pony. For Kerley, it was a wonderful day as he won the tournament named for his father and received the awards (created by his brother) from his children, Hope and Ryan – grandchildren of Wendy Kerley.

Wendell Kerley Memorial 6 Goal

Gypsy (6) – Suzanne Figi -1, Jesse Bray 4, Mike Kerley 2, Jessica Baily 1, Gustavo Patino -1 (sub for Figi).

Trinity (6) – Rick Paicius, Tim Rudy 3, Miguel Gutierrez 3, Kim Garsed and David Flowers -1 alternating.

Hanalei Bay and Gypsy Wear the Kerley Spurs

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With the much sought-after Chris Kerley Spurs as the reward, the final games of the Wendell Kerley Memorial Tournament – delayed because of rain – were played on Saturday and Sunday, with Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay winning the 12 Goal tournament, and Suzanne Figi’s Gypsy capturing the 6 goal test.

In the 6 Goal, played Saturday in front of a large Cantina lunch crowd, Gypsy went up against Rick Paicius and his Trinity organization and came away with a 10 – 8 victory.

At the start, it looked as if Paicius and Co. were going to walk all over the wanderers as they jumped out to a very quick two goal lead with counters from Tim Rudy and Miguel Gutierrez. However, the young Gypsy quarterback, Jesse Bray grabbed two of his own late in the period and it was tied a two going to the second.

The second was rather uneventful, but it became apparent that Gypsy had a defensive plan as Bray, along with Mike Kerley, Jessica Bailey, and Gustavo Patino (substituting for Figi) kept the Paicius Group off the scoresheet while grabbing a goal coutesy of a penalty three conversion by Kerley that gave the wanderers a lead of one at 3 – 2.

The Gypsy defensive plan was in full operation in the third as Trinity was able to do nothing offensively and that strong effort was rewarded with a series of turnovers that led to three goals including a field goal by Kerley and a pair of free throws by Bray – a number three and a spectacular number six from about 70 yards away from goal. The ‘half’ ended with Gypsy leading by four at 6 – 2.

The ten minutes of ‘halftime’ gave the Trinity Group time to formulate a plan to stop the pain – something Paicius is very good at – and it was time well spent. Despite allowing a goal early in the fourth, Rudy and Gutierrez applied pressure and it worked as the teams traded goals throughout the fourth. For Gypsy, it was Kerley with a pair of field goals and Bray with a penalty three counter. The reply for Trinity was Rudy from the field and Gutierrez with two open goal efforts. The final chukker would start with Gypsy still up by four, this time at 9 – 5, but Trinity was scoring.

Paicius and Co. opened up the fifth with a pair of super runs by Rudy, set up by Gutierrez, and it appeared that it was going to be close after all. However, Kerley exploded from a throw-in at center and with help from Bailey, got one back to grab a lead of three with little time left. Rudy converted a penalty four at the end, but the victory, and the spurs, belonged to Gypsy.

For his aggressive and solid play, Kerley was selected as the MVP, and his mare, Peppermint, owned by Triangle Bar Farms, was chosen as the Best Playing Pony. For Kerley, it was a wonderful day as he won the tournament named for his father and received the awards (created by his brother) from his children, Hope and Ryan – grandchildren of Wendy Kerley.

The 12 Goal Kerley Memorial final, played on Super Bowl Sunday featured Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay against defending Kerley champions, Jenny Lutterell’s Cotterel Farms.

From the outset, it was apparent that the Bonaguidi pack was prepared as they rode to a quick lead of two goals in the first 75 seconds with strikes from Bonaguidi (penalty two) and Jared Sheldon from the field. Not to be outdone, Cotterel’s Ruben Coscia scored 40 seconds later on a perfect pass from the throw-in after the Sheldon goal to narrow the lead. Sheldon, however, scored again later in the period and the first ended with the surfers leading at 3 – 1.

In the second, Mariano Fassetta got up and scored his first of the afternoon to give the Hawaiians a lead of three but replies from Coscia and Ignacio Saracco kept the farmers in it as they trailed by just one going to the third at 4 – 3.

That third, however, was all Hawaii as Cotterel was unable to do anything and Fassetta scored again and Sheldon added a pair of open goal counters to end the half with Bonaguidi ahead by four at 7 – 3.

The fourth was relatively quiet as each team scored once – Coscia from 30 yards and Fassetta from the field – and it was 8 – 4 Hanalei Bay.

The surfers increased their lead to five in the fifth as Fassetta scored twice and Sheldon once (penalty two) with the farmers getting only a pair from Coscia and Saracco.

Coscia counted his fifth of the game early in the final period but Fassetta wanted to catch another wave and did with a great run, and with a goal from Joseph Stuart, the final score was 13 – 7 and the Bonaguidi pack had earned the coveted award.

With a very strong and controlling effort, Fassetta was a unanimous choice as the MVP and his fourth chukker mare, Pippaletta, was chosen as the Best Playing Pony.

 

Wendell Kerley Memorial 6 Goal

Gypsy (6) – Suzanne Figi -1, Jesse Bray 4, Mike Kerley 2, Jessica Baily 1, Gustavo Patino -1 (sub for Figi).

Trinity (6) – Rick Paicius, Tim Rudy 3, Miguel Gutierrez 3, Kim Garsed and David Flowers -1 alternating.

 

Wendell Kerley Memorial 12 Goal

Hanalei Bay (12) – Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta 6, Jared Sheldon 3, Joseph Stuart 3.

Cotterel Farms (12) – Jenny Luttrell, Luis Saracco4, Ignacio Saracco 3, Ruben Coscia4.

Tony Gregg