2017 Pan American Cup (Men)

Lancaster, PA, USA

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico,
Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela

Player of the Tournament: Matias PAREDES (ARG)
Goal-keeper of the Tournament: David CARTER (CAN)
U21 Player of the Tournament: Tariq MARCANO (TTO)
Top goal-scorer: Matias PAREDES (ARG) and Gonzalo PEILLAT (ARG), 7 goals

Chile v Argentina

Pool A

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
6 August 2017
7 Pool A 5:00pm Chile CHI - ARG Argentina 2 - 9 Official    x 2  

Match Report

Gonzalo Peillat proved why he is the world’s best from the top of the circle, scoring four goals on penalty corners as Argentina beat their South American rivals Chile 9-2 in Pool A play. Vicente Goni and Vicente Martin scored the consolation goals for Chile. 

The World No. 1-ranked Leones wasted no time scoring back-to-back goals in the 6th and 7th minute. Argentina’s opening goal came when Matias Rey was able to cut a 40-yard into the circle to the stick of Matias Paredes whose shot was drilled into the bottom corner. Less than a minute later Peillat, penalty corner ace, let rip a flick glove side into the mesh past Chilean keeper Adrian Henriquez to double his team’s lead.

Against the run of the play Chile was able to break any hopes of an Argentine shutout. Chile’s Vicente Goni took a quick free hit inside the 23-m area and weaved his way through a planted Argentine defence only to beat keeper Agustin Abratte with a little flick in the 15th minute. Goni’s timely finish cut Argentina’s lead to 2-1 entering the first break.

After a series of attacks that were spoiled by the Chilean defence led by Axel Richter and keeper Henriquez, Argentina were finally able to find a third goal. Agustin Mazzilli send a booming pass out of the backfield to find Lucas Vila at the top of the circle. Vila’s magical reception turned his defender on a dime to set up a shot on the backhand that blazed into the backboard for a 3-1 Argentina advantage. Peillat displayed why he was the leading scorer at the 2016 Olympics after he scored two more penalty corner flicks in the 23rd and 29th minute to make it 5-1 by half time.

Agustin Araya came into net for Chile in the second half and denied a Peillat flick and a hard attempt by Pedro Ibarra but moments later Vila’s diving deflection lifted the Olympic Champions up 6-1. Martin Rodriguez sprung Richardo Achondo for Chile’s first attack of the second half but the resulting shot was blocked by Peillat. In the 43rd minute Ignacio Ortiz sent an 80-yard aerial to Maico Casella. Casella’s quick pass across the circle found a diving Marc Ganly for a 7-1 Argentina lead. After a wave of Argentine attack Chile were able to generate a penalty corner in the other end. The resulting penalty stroke call was buried by Vicente Martin to give Chile their second goal, down 7-2. Ortiz finished a rebound that hit the post off a Vila shot to make it 8-2, while Peillat finished his own penalty corner rebound to finish with four goals and a final score of 9-2. 


Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 6 10 PAREDES Matias FG
Argentina 7 2 PEILLAT Gonzalo PC
Chile 13 6 GONI Vicente FG
Argentina 21 12 VILA Lucas FG
Argentina 23 2 PEILLAT Gonzalo PC
Argentina 29 2 PEILLAT Gonzalo PC
Argentina 36 12 VILA Lucas FG
Argentina 43 25 GANLY Marc FG
Chile 54 23 MARTIN Vicente PS
Argentina 58 16 ORTIZ Ignacio FG
Argentina 60 2 PEILLAT Gonzalo PC


Team Min # Player Type
Chile 34 30 TRONCOSO Axel Green Card
TTO v MEX (Pool B) USA v VEN (Pool A)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. USA
    3. USA
  4. Trinidad & Tobago
  5. Brazil
    5. Brazil
  6. Chile
    6. Chile
  7. Mexico
    7. Mexico
  8. Venezuela
    8. Venezuela

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 25 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 1 6
Chile  CHI 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Venezuela  VEN 3 0 0 3 -23 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 12 9
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 2 0 1 -2 6
Brazil  BRA 3 1 0 2 -1 3
Mexico  MEX 3 0 0 3 -9 0