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COLORADO TRIUMPHS OVER PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE IN SUNDAY MATCH OF YLVISAKER CUP

Feb 13, 2018 12:30 PM

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Story courtesy of International Polo Club Palm Beach. All photos ©Alex Pacheco

The Ylvisaker Cup, the third tournament of the 20-goal season at International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida, continued this weekend with four matches, highlighting the best of high goal polo. A featured Sunday game saw Colorado claim their second victory in the competition after defeating Prestige Worldwide 12-8. The first half of the game was played incredibly even, but Colorado managed to gain the advantage within the first few chukkers. The match saw impressive play from Diego Cavanagh, in what has been his best match of the year so far; the Argentine was quick in attack and a key playmaker for his team. 

Colorado and Prestige Worldwide played a tight match on Sunday at IPC with Colorado leading the way with a 12-8 win. ©Alex Pacheco
Colorado and Prestige Worldwide played a tight match on Sunday at IPC with Colorado leading the way with a 12-8 win. ©Alex Pacheco

The score at halftime was 5-4 in favor of Rob Jornayvaz’s Colorado, but after a great fourth chukker, Prestige Worldwide managed to tie the game 7-all. Things slowly started to shift in the fifth chukker as three goals from Cavanagh and one from youngster Santino Magrini gave Colorado a comfortable 11-7 lead. The four goal margin proved fatal for Prestige Worldwide, as they could not mount the comeback they needed to secure the win.

The game saw Prestige Worldwide attempt a comeback in the fifth chukker, but Colorado held tightly to their lead in the sixth and final.
The game saw Prestige Worldwide attempt a comeback in the fifth chukker, but Colorado held tightly to their lead in the sixth and final.

The final chukker saw each team score a goal a piece, ultimately solidifying Colorado's victory. The team looked in good form with great skill as competition heads into the latter half of the Polo season. “It was a very difficult match which we were lucky enough to win. Cambiaso was supporting us quite a bit from the pony lines. Cavanagh is a great player and captain, and that was shown on the field," said Juan Britos. "We had our strategies and tactics and luckily they worked out well enough to win. I think the key was our consistency, when we carried on trying even when things seemed like they weren’t working out. We are very happy to have won.”

Cavanagh's Quiniela received the Best Playing Pony award following the game. ©Alex Pacheco
Cavanagh's Quiniela received the Best Playing Pony award following the game.

COLORADO 12-8 PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE

Colorado: Rob Jornayvaz 1 (1 goal), Juan Britos 7, Santino Magrini 3 (3), Diego Cavanagh 9 (8)
Prestige Worldwide: Will Johnston 2 (2 goals), Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 (4), Steve Orthwein 4, Juan Martín Obregon 5 (2)

Score: Colorado: 3-1, 4-2, 5-4, 7-7, 11-7, 12-8
MVP: Juan Britos
BPP: Quiniela, played by Diego Cavanagh and owned by J5 Equestrian

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