WELLINGTON, Florida-March 26, 2017-The second 26-goal final of the 2017 season was a tale of two games—the second instalment of which went a lot better than the first for Valiente, who turned around a lingering first-half deficit to win the 2017 USPA Gold Cup 9-6 over Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola came out blazing in the first chukker, […]
Valiente emerged from the break invigorated and systematically began to seize control. Adolfo Cambiaso put a long shot through the goalposts from 60 yards out early in the fourth chukker to give Valiente all the momentum. Cavanagh, the leading scorer in the tournament, proceeded to take over the game in the fourth and fifth chukkers. He made 4 consecutive goals—3 from the penalty line and 1 from the field—to bring his goal total for the game to 6 and turn a tense game into an 8-6 lead for Valiente.