Murus Sanctus 13, Sifani 7
Ulloa scores seven times in Murus Sanctus win
By Alex Webbe
Murus Sanctus (Corinne Ricard, Hilario Ulloa, Facundo Sola and Martin Podesta) beat
up on Sifani (Hilali Noordeen, John-Paul Clarkin, Julian de Lusarreta and Guillermo
Terrera) 13-7 Tuesday afternoon as play continued in the 2017 Cartier Queens Cup at
the Guards Polo Club. The win leveled the Murus Sanctus record at 1-1 as they
handed Sifani (0-2) their second straight loss.
Guillermo Terrera scored the opening goal of the game to give Sifani their only lead of
the game, 1-0, before Murus Sanctus stormed back. A penalty goal from Argentine 10-
goaler Hilario Ulloa was followed by a goal from the field from Facundo Sola, allowing
Murus Sanctus to leave the field at the end of the first chukker with a 2-1 advantage.
Ulloa drove the ball through the Sifani goalposts from over 100-yards out followed by
goals from Corinne Ricard and Sola for a four goal, 5-1 lead. Julio de Lusarreta scored
on a 40-yard penalty shot for Sifani, but a closing goal from Sola stretched the Murus
Sanctus lead to four goals, 6-2.
Murus Sanctus elevated their defensive game in the third chukker as they shut down
the Sifani attack. Ulloa scored his third goal of the day on aa steal and a run of over
200-ayrds, 7-2. Ulloa scored the closing goal of the period to end the first half with
Murus Sanctus enjoying a six-goal lead, 8-2.
Ulloa added three more goals (one on a penalty shot) in the fourth period with team
captain Ricard scoring for the second time on the day. Sifani responded with single
goals from Terrera and J. P. Clarkin. The Murus Sanctus had grown to eight goals, 12-
4, with just two periods remaining in regulation play.
Goals were hard to come by in the fifth period with several shots by both sides going
wide of their respective goals. Midway through the chukker, Sola scored his fourth of
the afternoon to out Murus Sanctus in the lead by nine goals, 13-4.
Sifani continued to try and recover the team play that was so evident in their 11-8 win
over La Bamba de Areco (Jean Francois Decaux, Diego Cavanagh, Magoo Laprida and
Rodrigo Rueda, Jr.), putting up the final three goals of the match, but it wasn’t nearly
enough as Murus Sanctus coasted to a 13-7 victory.
Ulloa led all scoring with seven goals. Sola scored four times and Ricard added two
goals for the win. Terrera and de Lusarreta scored three goals apiece for Sifani with
Clarkin accounting for one goal in the loss.
Three games are on tap for Wednesday beginning with a noon contest between
Monterosso (Alessandro Bazzoni, Ignacio Toccalino, Santiago Toccalino and Matt
Perry) and Talandracas (Edouard Carmignac, Guillermo Caset, Pelon Stirling and Jack
Hyde). King Power (Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Charles Cooney, Gonzalito Pieres
and Facundo Pieres) faces La Bamba de Areco at 2pm, with El Remanso (Charlie
Hanbury, Oliver Cudmore, James Beim and James Harper) and Sommelier (George
Hanbury, Juan Gris Zavaleta, Fred Mannix and Alec White) ending the day with