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Ylvisaker Cup: Matchday 5
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Ylvisaker Cup: Matchday 5

Orchard Hill remains unbeaten

February 6, 2017
February 6, 2017
By Alex Webbe

Mt. Brilliant 9-8 Goose Creek			

In the morning contest, Mt. Brilliant recorded their first win of the tournament, 9-8, at the expense of Goose Creek behind a three-goal sixth chukker rally.

The score was all even at 4-4 at the end of the first half and had Goose Creek moving out to an 8-6 lead after the fifth. Julian Daniels cut the Goose Creek back to a single goal, 8-7, with his first goal of the day. Jason Crowder added two more goals from the field while a vigilant defense held Goose Creek scoreless in the final period of play. Mt. Brilliant improved their record to 1-2 while Goose Creek remained winless at 0-3.

Top Scorer Mt Brilliant: Jason Crowder (5).
Top Scorer Goose Creek: Mariano González and Peke González (3)  
Score Mt Brilliant: 2-2, 4-2, 4-4, 5-5, 6-8, 9-8.

Valiente 10-9 Grand Champions/Casablanca

Earlier in the day, Valiente I broke open a 3-3 second chukker tie to edge Grand Champions Polo Club in third round Ylvisaker Cup action.

Argentine 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso led all scoring with seven goals (three on penalty conversions). Felipe Viana, Toro Ruiz and team captain Bob Jornayvaz each scored a goal for the win, improving their record to 2-1. Grand Champions got six goals from Nic Roldan and single goals from Grant Ganzi and Inaki Laprida. The team also received one goal on a Penalty 1, but came up short and fell to 1-2.

Top Scorer Valiente: Adolfo Cambiaso (7).
Top Scorer Grand Champions: Nic Roldan (6).
Score Valiente: 1-1, 3-3, 4-3, 7-5, 9-8, 10-9.

Orchard Hill 9-8 Valiente II		

After a 2-1 first chukker lead, Orchard Hill trailed for much of the game before a fifth chukker rally by Valiente II gave them an 8-6 lead, allowing them to register a 9-8 win and remain undefeated.

Lucas Criado got the ball rolling for Orchard Hill scoring the first goal of the game on a well-executed neck-shot and following up with a belly-shot moments later, 2-0. Diego Cavanagh scored the final goal of the chukker on a 60-yard penalty conversion. The early lead went to Orchard Hill, 2-1.
Facundo Pieres extended the Orchard Hill lead to two goals as the second period got underway. The Valiente II offense kicked into gear, however, and a goal from the field from Joaquin Panelo and a pair of penalty goals from Cavanagh had Orchard Hill trailing, 4-3, after the second.

Orchard Hill needed a strong fifth chukker to stay in the game, and they got it. A goal from Criado and two scores from young Nico Escobar went unanswered as Orchard Hill claimed the advantage going into the final chukker of play, 8-6.
Cavanagh cut the Orchard Hill lead back to a single goal, 8-7, with a 60-yard penalty conversion in the sixth chukker, but Escobar was on fire. Scooping the ball out of a throw-in deep in the Orchard Hill end of the field, Escobar raced 280-yards down the field to score his third goal of the game and stretch the lead back to two goals, 9-7. The final goal of the match went to Matias Torres Zavaleta on a 30-yard penalty shot, but it was Orchard Hill celebrating the 9-8 victory and an unblemished 3-0 record. Valiente II suffered their first loss of the tournament and fell to 2-1. 

Top Scorer Orchard Hill: Nico Escobar, Lucas Criado and Facundo Pieres (3).
Top Scorer Valiente II: Diego Cavanagh (6).
Score Orchard Hill: 2-1, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 8-6, 9-8.

The Ylvisaker Cup action is scheduled to continue on Monday:
10am: Postage Stamp vs. Travieso
3pm: Tonkawa vs. La Indiana