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US Open Day 2: Two games played

Debut wins for Flex Jet & Coca Cola in Palm Beach

April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017
By Alejandra Ocampo

Flex Jet and Coca-Cola scored wins in the second day of US Open action at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Flex Jet and Audi played the first match, in the morning. It was the battle of the Ganzis, with Marc (Audi) and Melissa (Flex Jet) facing each other. Marc scored first, followed by a goal by Alejandro Novillo Astrada, giving Audi an early 2-0 lead.

Flex Jet took off in the second. They outscored Audi 3-1 to make it 3-all. Melissa's foursome took their first lead by half time (7-5), with goals from Nico (2) and Gonzalito Pieres, and Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade.
While Audi put the pressure on, Flex Jet managed to hold them back and keep the lead. Melissa and the boys had a 10-8 advantage with one chukker to go. Audi cut the margin down to just one goal in the sixth, after a goal by Nic Roldán. Marc's team strengthened their attack in the remaining minutes, but Flex Jet's defense was strong enough to take the 10-9 win home.

Score Flex Jet: 0-2, 3-3, 7-5, 9-7, 10-8, 10-9
Scorers
Flex Jet: Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 6, Nicolás Pieres 2, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 2
Audi: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 4, Nic Roldán 4, Marc Ganzi 1

Coca Cola, recent winners of the Butler Handicap Cup and newcomers, Travieso, met later to play the second game.

It was 2-all by the end of the first, but Coca Cola outscored Travieso 4-0 to take a commanding 6-2 lead. With Julio Arellano on attack, Coca Cola widened their lead in the third, and by half time they were 7-4 up.

Gillian Johnston's team had gained a 9-6 advantage by the end of the fourth, and although Travieso outscored Coca Cola 2-1 in the fifth, Gillian and Co. were still firmly in the lead.

Julio Arellano scored one more time in the sixth to extend Coca Cola's advantage to three goals. Even though Sebastián Merlos managed to score, time ran out for Travieso and Coca Cola emerged as winners.

Score Coca Cola: 2-2, 6-2, 7-4, 9-6, 10-8, 11-9
Scorers
Coca Cola: Julio Arellano 5, Miguel Novillo Astrada 3, Julián de Lusarreta 3
Travieso: Mariano Gonzalez 4, Sebastián Merlos 3, Alfredo Cappella 1, Teo Calle 1

The US Open will resume on Sunday, April 9:

10am: Orchard Hill vs. Audi
12pm: Coca Cola vs. Valiente
3pm: Flex Jet vs. Travieso

All U.S. Open games are streamed live on Pololine.TV via USPolo.org.


Picture Galleries:
Flexjet vs AUDI
Coca-Cola vs Travieso