At the beginning of the year, I had set out a target of netting 6 trophies for the year. The Summer Cup win makes it trophy number 5 and boy, this was probably the toughest trophy to have landed. We played my old team, Wilderness Ranch from Catspring, TX. I will be the first to say that I did not have the best game. I think that the team knew exactly how I like to play, quite far up the field, running with the ball in attack, and closed me down very quickly. The entire Chandler Ranch team was pretty much shackled for 3 chukkers, with Wilderness leading until the end of the 3rd chukker where I managed to score a quick double to tie the score at 3-3. Chandler Ranch finally clicked into top gear in the final chukker, which seems to be something of a trademark, and Joe Chandler put in a goal after shrugging off a good challenge from Kendall Planck before I managed to set up a goal for Hernan. Hernan and Remy played an awesome game and really ran the show in this final.
Interestingly, due to the previous rain days, the final also served as the opening game for the Centennial Cup, in which we also beat No Le Hace this past weekend. That puts us in a very strong position for the season, unbeaten thus far with 5 wins. Let’s keep the faith and aim to go the whole season without losing. It’s a massive task but I believe we can do it.