Pilarchico La Ensenada and Chapaleufú Biopolo will advance to the final of the Copa Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies Cup). Both teams won their semifinal matches Monday in Palermo with extremely tight margins.
Pilarchico La Ensenada defeated La Irenita 9-8, and Chapaleufú Biopolo took La Mariana ONA 13-12.
In game one Pilarchico La Ensenada dominated play from the start, but in the last chukker La Irenita was closing in. Just one goal away, they nearly pushed the game into overtime.
The second game was an extremely even duel with frequent changes of leading team on the scoreboard. La Mariana started off strong, and then "Chapa" led the score for several chukkers. With the match 12-12 and little time left until the end, Pedro Falabella gave Chapaleufú the win and a ticket to the final.
Chapaleufú and Pilarchico La Ensenada will face each other in the final this Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. (1700) local time Palermo on field two. Admission is free.
SEMIFINAL SCORES BY CHUKKER
Pilarchico La Ensenada: 3-0, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 8-5, 9-8
Chapaleufú: 1-2, 4-3, 6-5, 8-6, 9-10, 11-11, 13-12
FINALIST TEAM ROSTERS
Pilarchico La Ensenada: Tomás Fernández Llorente (h) 6, Isidro Strada 6, Juan M. Zubía 6 and Jerónimo del Carril 6. Total: 24
Chapaleufú Biopolo: Pedro Falabella (h) 6, Marcos Araya 7, Julio Novillo Astrada (n) 7 and Diego Araya 7. Total: 27
The AAP’s complete game report: http://www.aapolo.com/blog/copa-cmara-de-diputados-2017