Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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H untsman jumped out front early in the game and never let go to take the season-opening 16-goal Shreve Crump & Low Cup at Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, on June 20. After 10 days of preliminary games, the finals saw Hawk Hill (2-1) take on the undefeated Huntsman (3-0). Huntsman (Dillon Bacon, Toro Ruiz, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Segundo Merlos) had downed Hawk Hill (Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Dylan Rossiter, Gringo Colombres, Ian MacTaggart), 11-7, in the second preliminary match so Hawk Hill knew it had to work hard if it wanted to win this time. Huntsman took an early lead with Ruiz striking first and Garcia del Rio following with a field goal then a Penalty 4. Hawk Hill struggled to get past the Huntsman defense until the end of the chukker when Colombres put Hawk Hill on the board. Rossiter scored early in the second but Bacon responded in kind. Diaz Alberdi sunk a Penalty 2 but Ruiz shot back with two in a row to keep Huntsman on top 7-3. Garcia del Rio scored a pair of goals in the opening minutes of the third before MacTaggart split the uprights. Merlos found the mark for his first tally and Ruiz added his fourth to end the half with a comfortable 11-4 lead. After the halftime break, Hawk Hill slowed the bleeding with Diaz Alberdi countering a goal by Ruiz in the fourth. Hawk Hill controlled the fifth with MacTaggart splitting the uprights for his 48 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N P O L O R E P O R T D I S P A T C H E S F R O M T H E W O R L D O F P O L O Huntsman's scrappy Toro Ruiz carries the ball along the boards while being challenged by Hawk Hill's Lucas Diaz Alberdi and a determined Gringo Colombres. HUNTSMAN CAPTURES SHREVE CRUMP & LOW CUP N O R T H E A S T E R N KATERINA MORGAN

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