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WPC Zone B Playoff - Day 1 - Local Uruguay and Argentina won their first games of the tournament


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 :: Posted 04:38:43 PM EST


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Thursday 24 at Punta del Este Polo Club. 

Game 1 - Argentina began the match hooked and scored 5 to 0 in the first two chukkers while Brazil couldn´t find the ball and was unable to secure the hits. With the running of the game the Brazilians began to control the Argentines and the game was matched. They were tied in goals during a stretch of the match but over the final Argentina took a lead of 2 goals that Brazil could not pair. The final score was 6 to 4 in favour of the argentines.

Argentina: Juan Nagore 2, Hector Guerrero 5, Valentín Novillo Astrada 5, Tomás Panelo 2 (6). Total: 14 goals.

Brazil: Eduardo Junqueira 2 (2), Ubajara Andrade 4, Guilherme Lins 5 (2), José Meirelles 3. Total: 14 goals.


Game 2 - The locals had their fans on their side but the Peruvian showed their strengh on the field and the match was even from the beginning. Peru had received 2 goals and a half because of handicap differences which made it hard for the Uruguayans to take the lead.
Just over the second half of the fifth chukker the Uruguayans were able to make the difference that allows them to win the first match 11 to 8 1/2.

Uruguay: Mauricio Sanchez 4 (6), Ignacio Viana 2 (3), Guillermo Besozzi 4 (1), Matias Carrique 4 (1). Total: 14 goals.

Peru (2 1/2): Conrado Puigerfagut 3 (4), Lorenzo Masias 3 (1), Ignacio Masias 3, Rodrigo Vielgeux 2 (1). Total: 12 goals.



Following schedule

Thursday 26
Game 3: Argentina vs Peru
Game 4: Uruguay vs Brazil

Saturday 28
Game 5: Brazil vs Peru
Game 6: Uruguay vs Argentina


ANTIDOPING

Wednesday 25 - Anti-doping control will take place during the morning. Two players from each team participating in the tournament will have to take the test at the organizing club's facilities.

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