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LA DOLFINA BRAVA WINS HISTORIC WOMEN’S ARGENTINE OPEN IN OT

PoloChannel Staff | 12/03/17

In a classic match between two undefeated teams, La Dolfina Brava defeated Ellerstina 7-6 in overtime to win the inaugural Argentine Open Women's Polo Championship. The match took place Saturday, December 2, on field 2 of the Argentine Polo Field in Palermo.

Nina Clarkin, the top-rated female player in the world (10), made the golden goal on a 30-yard penalty shot three minutes and 54 seconds into the supplemental chukker.

Six teams between 23 and 30 goals (female handicaps) participated in the historic tournament, including the best players from Argentina, Germany, the United States, France and England.

SCORE BY CHUKKER

La Dolfina Brava: 2-2, 2-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-6 and 7-6

FINALIST ROSTERS

La Dolfina Brava:  Mía Cambiaso 5 (3, two penalty), Milagros Fernández Araujo 6 (2), Nina Clarkin 10 (1 penalty) and Candelaria Fernández Araujo 6 (1). Total: 27

Ellerstina: Clara Cassino 6 (2 goals), Hazel Jackson-Gaona 8, Levia Salvo 9 (3 penalties) and Sarah Wiseman 7. Total: 30

AWARDS

Captain of winning team: Mía Cambiaso

MVP (final): Candelaria Fernández Araujo

High-scorer (tournament): Lía Salvo, 23 goals

AACCP Award for Best-Playing Pony: Dolfina C03 Lapa (the third clone of Lapa), played by Nina Clarkin