Las Monjitas to Join La Dolfina in Argentine Open Final

There will be a new final in Palermo! Las Monjitas won on Sunday, Dec. 12. The most recent winner of the Hurlingham Club Open, Ellerstina Johor, 18 to 16 on field one of Palermo and qualified as finalist of the 125th Argentine Open of HSBC Polo. Ten teams participated of 28 to 40 goals, grouped into two zones, made up of the most important players from Argentina, Canada, South Africa and Uruguay.

Sapo Caset. Photo: AAP
Sapo Caset. Photo: AAP

In addition to the pass to the final, Las Monjitas remained with the Stella Artois Cup and equalized in the Ranking to its rival in the “semifinal”, with 1050, to 200 units of the leader La Dolfina.

Not only is it the first final for the organization of Las Monjitas in Palermo, but it will also be for three of its members: Facundo Sola, Guillermo Caset and Santiago Toccalino; while it will be the second of Hilario Ulloa, who was playing for Alegría, fell in the final of 2013 against just his rival in the final.

Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9 (2), Hilario Ulloa 10 (4), Guillermo Caset (h) 10 (10, cuatro de penal y uno de córner) y Santiago Toccalino 8 (2). Total: 37.

Ellerstina Johor: Pablo Pieres 10 (4, one on penalty), Gonzalo Pieres (h) 10, Nicolás Pieres 10 (4) y Facundo Pieres 10 (7, 5 of penalty). Total: 40.

Meanwhile, in the first round, in a match played on court 2, Cuesta Yatay WeWork defeated the Albertina Abu Dhabi by a tight 13 to 12 and managed to finish sixth in the Ranking, with 500 points.

In spite of being equal with La Ensenada in 250 units, the Albertina was in the seventh position of the Ranking and will play the Hurlingham Open and Palermo 2019, by greater amount of goals in favor. In this way, the team that came from the classification, captained by Juan Britos (h), must play the Repechaje against the winner of the Chamber of Deputies Cup.

Las Monjitas: 3-4, 6-6, 7-8, 10-11, 13-13, 16-13, 16-13 and 18-16.

*This article was translated from Spanish. Please excuse any mistranslations or typos.*
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