Goose Creek victorious over Villa de Lago in Everglades Classic Cup

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Goose Creek victorious over Villa de Lago in Everglades Classic Cup

Jose Donoso and Brandon Phillips scored thirteen times and each had an assist to lead Goose Creek (GC) to a 17-11 triumph over Villa de Lago in the first round match of the Everglades Classic Cup. The crucial but virtually one-sided contest was played at the International Polo Club in Floridian city of Wellington.

The game was contested at fast pace and strikers of Goose Creek gave opponents no chance after the first chukka to establish their dominance. The first set of play was belonged to Villa de Lago, as it received three goals while limiting GC only for a single score.

Facundo Obregon opened the goal-scoring account for de Lago, marked three goals in the opening frame, and established their first and only lead in the game. Donoso scored the solitary point for GC and trailed by two goals, 3-1 at the end of the first set of play.

A very disappointing incident was occurred in the same first frame when Martin Zegers fell on the ground after hitting with Facundo Obregon’s horse. Soon he was airlifted for medical treatment while Facundo was despatched from the field without any replacement and Villa de Lago contested the remaining game with three players. Brandon Phillips joined Goose Creek in the place of Zegers and displayed impressive performance onto the field.

Phillips ruined the defence-line of de Lago and punched three goals while minimising the inverse side only for a solitary point. He scored three goals and had it all even at the completion of second frame. Jared Zenni scored first goal of the day for de Lago to remain in the game.

The third chukka was commanded by GC which received three goals while completely shutting the strike of de Lago. Phillips added a pair of goals while Donoso connected on a spot shot and expanded the lead to three points, 7-4 at the halftime.   

The strikers of de Lago though revved up but could not reduce the wide difference. The playing trio of de Lago including Pelon Escapite, Agustin Obregon and Zenni added one goal each and tied the knots. But Goose Creek was not going to take the game sitting down. Phillips and Mason Wroe scored one goal each and regained the lead in the game.

Donoso lit the lamp four times in the fourth chukka while limiting opponent only for two goals in the period. Escapite went to convert a pair of penalty shots to prove their offence alive.

The same four and two goals were scored in the last set of play. Phillips notched two goals while Donoso and Wroe added one goal each in the score. Zenni and Agustin Obregon connected on two more penalty shots for de Lago but all the hell broke out with the final horn and they lost the game by six points, 17-11.

Donoso and Phillips were leading scores with seven and six goals respectively while Zegers and Wroe accounted for two goals apiece.

The trio of de Lago including Facundo Obregon, Zenni and Escapite added three points each while Agustin contributed two scores.

 

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