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Orchard Hill to Face Valiente in US Open Polo Championship Final Coca-Cola and Audi Defeated in Semifinals

Wellington, FL – April 15, 2015 – Orchard Hill and Valiente secured spots in the 111th U.S. Open Polo Championship Final, winning their respective games Wednesday in the semifinals at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC).  

Orchard Hill defeated Coca-Cola 12-8. In exciting overtime play, Valiente took Audi 11-10 in overtime on Engel & Völkers field.

Orchard Hill                          Coca-Cola

Steve Van Andel   A               Gillian Johnston   2

Ezequiel Ferrario   7               Pelon Stirling   10

Polito Pieres   9                      Julio Arellano   8

Facundo Pieres   10               Sugar Erskine   6

A pair of Piereses pounced onto the field with the eye of the tiger, and even the power punch of Pelon Stirling and Julio Arellano couldn’t take them down. If a Pieres didn’t score the goal, he had a hand in it. The cousins controlled the game with cat-like cunning, scoring 10 of Orchard Hills’ 12 goals.