McLaren Silver Cup
Quarter finals set in Dubai
January 28, 2017
By Gonzalo Etcheverry
Zedan beat Mahra by a narrow 7-6 score in the last qualifying match of the McLaren Silver Cup at Al Habtoor Polo Club & Resort, in Dubai.
Following this result, both Zedan and Mahra have qualified for the quarter finals. Habtoor and Bin Drai await to play the semifinals, having qualified directly.
Zedan and Mahra played a very fast and open game, with Mahra taking a slight advantage in the first half. Thanks to the skills of their superstar 10-goaler, Pablo MacDonough, Zedan cut the margin down to one goal in the fourth, and tightened their attack in the last chukka to earn a 7-6 victory.
Mahra's Tito Ruiz Guiñazu was named top scorer, with 5 goals, while Zedan's Pablo Mac Donough was named MVP.
Score Zedan: 2-1, 3-3, 3-5, 4-5, 7-6
Zedan: Pablo MacDonough 4, Martin Gandara 2, Amr Zedan 1
Mahra: Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 5, Isidro Strada 1
The quarter finals are due on Monday:
UAE vs. Mahra
Zedan vs. Desert Palm