SD Farms Wins Crucial Game in Overtime
In a critical match-up between two teams that entered the game with a 1-1 record, it was SD Farms that defeated Audi 11-10 in overtime, when Ignacio Laprida converted a penalty 3 attempt. The game of scoring runs saw SD Farms produce more offensive chances from the field as the energy brought in by Nico Escobar, playing in place of Sayyu Dantata opened up the field offensively for Adam Snow and Laprida to drive towards goal. The balanced attack of SD Farms and their strength in throw-ins, led by Laprida’s 10 throw-in wins, provided difficulties for the Audi defence. It was the work of Nic Roldan that kept Audi in the game as he took advantage of every opportunity presented to him to finish with eight goals, including a perfect 5 for 5 from the penalty line.
SD Farms produced a quick start to race out to a 3-1 lead, generating their attack behind their four throw-in wins in the opening chukka. After Audi responded with a goal each from Roldan and Marc Ganzi to tie the score, it was SD Farms that held a slim 4-3 lead at halftime in an evenly matched game. After a first half where SD Farms won the open play battle, it was Audi that took charge of possession in the 4th and 5th chukkas, forcing SD Farms into six fouls, which resulted in four penalty goals for Roldan as Audi built a 9-7 lead with one chukka remaining.
The sixth chukka was all SD Farms as they played at an extremely fast pace, shooting at goal six times and quickly bringing the game back into a tie at 9-9. A late goal from Marc Ganzi, his second of the game, gave Audi the lead but it was short lived as Peco Polledo converted a crucial penalty 4 with under two minutes remaining tos end it into overtime. Just minutes into overtime, Nico Pieres was caught on a turning call sending Laprida to the penalty line and he converted the penalty 3 to seal the victory and improve SD Farms record to 2-1.
In the feature game on Field 1, Colorado defeated Prestige Worldwide 12-8 to improve to 2-0 in the Ylvisaker Cup. Diego Cavanagh led the way offensively in the game with nine goals, in large part due to the work of Juan Britos. Held off the scoresheet, Britos made his impact felt by his impressive work off the ball to provide space for Cavanagh throughout the game. Although the four goal difference would suggest otherwise, it was an evenly matched affair that ultimately got away from Prestige Worldwide due to their 4 for 13 shooting from the field.
A slow start from Prestige Worldwide has them trailing 3-1 after the opening chukka but they would outshoot Colorado 9-2 in the following two chukkas to end the half, yet were only able to score one more goal in a game of missed opportunties. 2-Goaler Will Johnston had an impressive showing with two goals for Prestige Worldwide to help bring his team back into a tie by the end of the fourth chukka, but a 4-0 fifth chukka from Colorado sealed the game as they cruised to the 12-8 victory.