Just 35 seconds into the game, Nero intercepted a pass around midfield and ran it straight in for the first goal of the game, but that would be the only offense BP Polo could produce for nearly 15 minutes of play. Resetting, Talandracas took control of the game by converting two penalties in the first chukka and then relying on the scoring proficiency of Castagnola to shoot an efficient 3 for 5 from the field in the second chukka to score six unanswered goals. A goal from BP Polo’s Alejandro Muzzio ended the run on the final play of the chukka but left them facing a 6-2 deficit. Araya and Muzzio traded goals for their respective teams leaving the difference at four entering the second half.
End-to-end polo was featured in the fourth chukka as both teams exited the halftime break looking to generate offense. Talandracas inched further ahead after Araya found the goal and was quickly followed by a Penalty 2 conversion from Castagnola. James Beh left the ball for Muzzio for BP Polo’s lone goal of the chukka as they struggled to match the pace of Talandracas, trailing 9-4 with two chukkas remaining. Play came to a halt after a head-on collision left an injured Nero down and forced from the game in the fifth chukka. After the stoppage, Nico Pieres stepped into the saddle for Nero to finish the game, but the result was nearly secured as Talandracas added three penalty conversions to lead by seven. Two final goals from BP Polo produced the only offense of the final chukka as Talandracas captured the 13-8 victory to begin their tournament.