This text is replaced by the Flash movie.
|Crab Orchard storms past Audi to capture 2013 Joe Barry Memorial Cup||January 27, 2013 |
With the first five goals of the game coming on penalty shots, it looked like it was going to be a long afternoon...
With the first five goals of the game coming on penalty shots, it looked like it was going to be a long afternoon, but the paced continued to accelerate as Crab Orchard wrestled control of the game away from a talented Nic Roldan in the second half and rode on to register an 11-9 win to capture the 2013 Joe Barry Memorial Cup at the International Polo Club in Wellington.
Roldan converted three penalty shots for Audi in the opening chukker of the match with Crab Orchard responding with penalty goals from Matias Magrini and Mariano Aguerre. Audi took the lead after the opening chukker, 3-2.
Second chukker action saw Aguerre and Magrini add single goals from the field while Roldan made good on 30-yard and 40-yard penalty shots for goals. Audi continued to defend its one goal lead, 5-4.
Magrini tied it up at 5-5 in the opening minute of the third period. Bolting down the field on a racehorse the former 10-goaler scored at the end of a 200yard run. Roldan responded immediately with a goal from the field for a 6-5 Audi advantage. Aguerre’s third goal of the match ended the first half with the score knotted up at 6-6.
Single goals from Magrini and Aguerre got Crab Orchard off on the right hoof in the opening two minutes of the fourth chukker as they gave Crab Orchard an 8-6 edge. A 60-yard penalty conversion from Aguerre ended the chukker with Audi trailing by three goals, 9-6.
Audi had no intention of rolling over for Crab Orchard as they continued to press the attack in the fifth. Roldan scored on a 30-yard penalty shot and a 40-yard penalty shot for goals but missed from 60-yards. Crab Orchard was unable to score in the fifth chukker as Audi cut the lead to a single goal, 9-8.
Magrini and Felipe Viana converted penalty shots for goals while limiting the Audi attack to a single penalty conversion from Roldan. Time expired with Crab Orchard on the winning end of an 11-9 score.
Roldan led all scoring with seven goals, all on penalty shots. Nico Pieres scored twice in the loss. Crab Orchard got five goals apiece from Magrini (three on penalty shots) and Aguerre (two on penalty shots). Felipe Viana scored a single goal on a penalty shot for the 11-9 victory.
Magrini was named MVP for his efforts on the day. Mariano Aguerre’s Machitos Jackie received Best Playing Pony honors.