HALL OF FAME CUP: AUDI VS COCA COLA – Audi – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Bavarians – did battle for the 2017 Hall of Fame Cup against Coca Cola – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Red Colossus.
FIRST CHUKKER – Coca Cola – which has the female player Gillian Johnston on its team – seized a 3-0 lead off of 1 Goal from the field and 2 scores on Penalty Shots. Audi squeezed in 2 answering Goals of its own before the Chukker ended with the Red Colossus on top 3-2.
SECOND CHUKKER – The Bavarians took the opening Toss-In of this Chukker and tied things up at 3 Goals apiece. From there Audi and Coca Cola played each other move for counter-move and score for score. The count was now 5-5.
THIRD CHUKKER – Compared to the virtual orgy of scoring to start the Match, this time around the defenses dominated. Neither team was able to sneak the ball between the Uprights and they rode into Halftime with the score still knotted up at 5 Goals apiece.
FOURTH CHUKKER – To start the 2nd Half the Red Colossus went on top 6-5 only to have Audi pull even again at 6 Goals apiece. It was more of the same after that, with the 4th ending in a 7-7 deadlock.
FIFTH CHUKKER – The Bavarians’ offense exploded this time around, swatting in 3 Goals while their defense limited Coca Cola to just 1 answering Goal. Audi held a 10-8 lead going into the 6th and final Chukker.
SIXTH CHUKKER – Goals virtually flew between the Uprights in this exciting sextant. The Red Colossus started off with 2 unanswered scores to tie the Match 10-10. The Bavarians went up 11-10 but Coca Cola responded, tying things up at 11 Goals to 11. Magoo Laprida and Nic Roldan proceeded to thwack in the final 2 Goals of the Match to give Audi a 13-11 victory.
Nic Roldan led the victors with 5 Goals.