|Wed 4th Dec 2019|
The III Women’s Argentine Open
Play underway in Palermo
The III Women’s Argentine Open is underway in the heart Argentina, on the pristine Palermo grounds. On Monday 2 December, 2018 champions La Dolfina Brava began their 2019 tournament with a 9-3 win against rivals La Ensenada. Later the same day, 30 goal El Overo Z7 UAE, the highest handicapped team in the tournament, secured a resounding 16-1 win against the extremely underhandicapped La Victoria (who are playing the open tournament off just 16 goals). El Overo Z7 UAE is a firm fan favourite, with 10 goaler Brit Hazel Jackson-Gaona and her British teammate Milly Hine (4 goals), taking to the field alongside Argentina’s top female player, Lía Salvo (9 goals) and young up-and-comer Clara Cassino (7 goals).
There is more exciting play due today, with La Dolfina Amanara beginning their tournament against La Ensenada at 2pm (local time) and Dawn Jones’s Santa María de Lobos taking on La Victoria at 4pm. The Final is scheduled to take place on Saturday 14 December before The Argentine Open, in front of thousands of avid fans.
The III Women’s Argentine Open Teans:
La Dolfina Brava (29): Mía Cambiaso (7), Milagros Fernández Araujo (7), Candelaria Fernández Araujo (8) & Mili Sanchez (7)
La Dolfina Amanara (25): Maria Laura Gimenez (6), Maria Bellande (6), Sol Lopez Llames (5) & Paola Martinez (8)
La Ensenada (22): Mia Novillo Astrada (6), Ines Lalor (6), Fatima Balzano (6) & Uneku Atawodi-Edun (4)
El Overo Z7 UAE (30): Clara Cassino (7), Hazel Jackson-Gaona (10), Lía Salvo (9) & Milly Hine (4)
Santa María de Lobos (25): Sarah Wiseman (7), Emma Wood (5), Tamara Fox (7) & Dawn Jones (6)
La Victoria (16): Sofia Lorenzo (4), Maitena Marre (4), Stephanie Haverhals (4) & Sofia Sciutto (4)
Photograph: Milly Hine fighting hard to keep possession in El Overo Z7 UAE’s first Women’s Argentine Open match. By Guadalupe Aizaga