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Inside Polo: Pennell Cup


Lechuza wins Pennell Cup


By Ron Allen




Playing without their regular back, Juan Martin Nero, Lechuza defeated Casablanca 14-11 in the season opening tournament in South Florida. Nero has been sidelined with a broken thumb since December and has plans to return to the team within a few weeks.



Winners: Lechuza Caracas


Meanwhile, Pablo McDonough (10) turned in an outstanding performance as the teams’ replacement. He scored eight goals in the game, including 6 in the second half. The score remained tight throughout the match with eleven lead changes and the contest was peppered with several fouls, which slowed the pace considerably. Casablanca struggled with keep up with McDonough’s horses in the final two periods as he took command of the field and the outcome of the game.






McDonough - MVP








Pablo McDonough, the Argentine Triple Crown winner, was rewarded for his performance in the game as MVP and Puglese played by Polito Pieres was named Best Playing Pony.