Polo Players Edition

NOV 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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P O L O R E P O R T 56 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N to goal but Dovecote responded with a Penalty 3 from Orthwein and a field goal from Tom Huber. Ravina put OneMagnify ahead with a pair of Penalty 4 conversions. Orthwein split the uprights in a last-ditch effort but time ran out for Dovecote and OneMagnify held the 4-3 advantage. The teams were back at it the next day, picking up where they left off. The first round was a continuation of the match between New Hope and OneMagnify, with OneMagnify holding a narrow 5-4 lead. Three-goal Gabi Caro took over for Charly Quincoces, taking the No. 3 position on OneMagnify while Ravina moved to Back. Rhea Lowenthal played the second chukker for Onisky on the New Hope team. Ravina sailed a Penalty 4 through the posts to start the scoring. Escapite responded with a Penalty 3 conversion to maintain the one-goal difference, 6-5. New Hope came into the second chukker with a whole new energy. Santana ran to goal to tie the score then Escapite guided a Penalty 4 through the post to take the lead. Escapite found an opening and put the ball through the post while OneMagnify was silenced. A Penalty 4 by Ravina put OneMagnify back in the game but Santana and Escapite again combined for three tallies while shutting down any OneMagnify drives for the 11-7 win. The second round was a continuation of the Dovecote vs OneMagnify match, which had OneMagnify leading 4-3. Dovecote soon changed that with a pair of goals by Orthwein, including a Penalty 2, to take the 5-4 lead. Dovecote continued to be in control with Orthwein (Penalty 4), Berube and Tom Huber all finding the goal, while OneMagnify was scoreless. Tom Huber opened the sixth with another goal to take a 9-4 lead. Ravina answered back with a goal and O'Flynn O'Brien slipped one through the posts but ran out of time. Dovecote won 9-6. The last round had Dovecote starting with a three-goal head start over New Hope. Both teams each had a win under their belts so the winner would take the title. Tommy Huber scored to increase the lead to four. Santana was quick to respond and Escapite followed with two Left: Triangle's Tatiana Wolf, Leslie Brooks, Tammy Havener and Peggy Baron- Antolin played in Ohio. Middle: Chapel Hill's Jordan Lee, Banks Holcombe and Katy Hayward (not shown) won the summer league. Bottom, left: Chris Wolf, Jordan Lee, Leslie Brooks and David Brooks played at Darlington Polo Club in Pennsylvania. Bottom: Hickory Furniture Mart's Brayden Foster, David Brooks and Bella Hamon CHAPEL HILL TRIUMPHS IN SUMMER LEAGUE Triangle Area Polo Club in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, had a busy summer despite dodging persistent rain. Hickory Furniture Mart (Brayden Foster, David Brooks, Bella Hamon) topped Surface 678 and WCHL 97.9 to take the USPA Arena Constitution Cup in July. Chris Wolf's Heguy was Best Playing Pony and David Brooks was named MVP. Chapel Hill (Jordan Lee, Banks Holcombe, Katy Hayward) edged three other teams in a rain-shortened summer league with victories over Carrboro and Raleigh, only losing a shootout to Durham. The club sent a ladies team to Columbus Polo Club in Frazeysburg, Ohio, playing two matches and having a great time. The club also traveled to Darlington Polo Club in Darlington, Pennsylvania, for Friday night under the lights. A large tailgate crowd came out and great fun was had by all. The teams played again the next morning. S O U T H E A S T E R N KATY HAYWARD

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