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US Open Polo Champions 2013 Zacara Polo Team

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US Open Polo Champions Teasure. L-R Mike Azzaro's arms hold US Open Trophy Cup aloft Wife Amy, Daughter Allie and Son Hunter.

 

 

ZACARUS US OPEN POLO CHAMPIONS 2013

 

 Story by Ron Allen     Photography by Sheryel Aschfort

 

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With shear determination and a solid game plan Zacara upset Valiente in the finals of the U.S. Open. The determination came from, former 10 goaler, Mike Azzaro (7) who gave 100% in spite of being injured in a game just four days earlier. The game plan was to shut down the “double back” option play which Cambiaso and Sterling had developed so well this season.

 

 

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Sheryel Aschfort US OPEN WINNERS POLO Magazine 2013Captain of Zacara US Open 2013 Winners Lyndon Lea, flanked by his elated team players on his right Mike Azzaro and Magoo Laprida, and on his left Facundo Pieres.

 
 Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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Both teams traded goals and the lead several times throughout the hotly contested title match. Valiente with a one goal lead at the end of the first chukker. Santi Torres (6) with a 200-yard run to goal, under pressure, to tie the game at 5 all at the end of two. Valiente took back the lead by half time 8 to 7.

 

Facundo Pieres (10) with three goals in the fourth, including an impressive 100 yard goal to put Zacara back in the lead 10 to 9. Several fouls were called against Valiente as the result of the tactics used by Zacara throughout the match. The game was tied eight times and a tenacious defense by Zacara held Valiente scoreless in the final chukker.

 

 

 

Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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The game was tied eight times and a tenacious defense by Zacara held Valiente scoreless in the final chukker


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Several fouls were called against Valiente as the result of the tactics used by Zacara throughout the match

 

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 Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

 

 

There was controversy near the end of the game when officials gave Valiente a mid-field penalty shot when Cambiaso felt it should have been a 60 yard penalty four. In frustration he struck the ball and walked off the field. The interpretation of where the ball should have been placed was the subject of much debate among spectators following the game. Lyndon Lea’s Zacara team went on to win the Open for the second year in a row 16 to 13 on 12 goals from Pieres.

 

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 Zacara 2013 US OPEN Polo Champions

Photography by Sheryel Aschfort 

 

 

Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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There was controversy near the end of the game when officials gave Valiente a mid-field penalty shot when Cambiaso felt it should have been a 60 yard penalty four.

In frustration he struck the ball and walked off the field.

 

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Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.com

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Photography by  Sheryel Aschfort www.thepolopaparazzi.comMike and Cambiaso

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Photography by Sheryel Aschfort  www.thepolopaparazzi.com