Oct 15, 2011
Chile defeated USA 6-5 on day 6 of the
FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina.
The match was played between the two teams with neither of them
revealing their strategies and tactics, and avoided committing
fouls so as to give the opponebts a chance to score. The game
was played on a defensive note and the first chukker ended
nil-nil and from the second chukker goals began to fall, but in
dribs and drabs. The second period ended 2-0 in favor of United
In the third chukker both the teams played hard and no goals
were scored. Juan Sanchez performed for Chile while Mason Wroe
excelled for USA. The first half ended with a 2-0 score in favor
of the United States.
The halftime undoubtedly benefitted Chile who went out to play
the second half with a different attitude and willing to twist
the story. The four horsemen of Chileans were constantly
encouraged by their supporters that were in the stands of the
Estancia Grande Polo Club. They went on to lead 4-3 at the end
of the 4th chukker. Vercellino Ignacio was in charge of scoring
the goal that left his team as ahead for the first time in the
The last two chukkas were played fast throughout the length and
breadth of the field by both teams, while Chile was increasingly
firm and solid U.S. soon diminishing their performance. The
match ended 6-5 in favor of Chile.
USA: Chris Collins 2, Mason Wroe 3, John Gobin 5 y Nick Snow 4.
Chile: Felipe Vercellino 2, Max Silva 2, Ignacio Vercellino 5,
Juan Sanchez 5. Total: 14.
Chukker by chukker scores Chile: 0-0, 0-2, 0-2, 4-3, 6-3, 6-5