Polo Players Edition

NOV 2011

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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Domingo Questel takes control of the ball. for the fifth tie of the game in the early going of the final period, but scores from Wolf and Manny Questel gave the California Polo Club a two-goal, 10-8 lead. Burch cut the lead to a single goal, 10-9, with his second goal of the chukker. Sheldon's third goal of the game had the score at 10-10 with time running out. A penalty against Thomson-Reuters put Manny Questel at the line. "I hit the ball to the right on the penalty shot and then buried it into the goal from midfield," said Manny Questel. Initially scored as a two-point shot, Referee Vicky Owens overruled the call, leaving the California Polo Club in front by a single goal with 1:20 left in regulation time. "It was the longest 80 seconds of my life," said Manny Questel after the match, and well it should have been. With less than 10 seconds on the clock Sheldon broke loose toward the California Polo Club goal only to be thwarted by a heady defensive effort from Wolf. Time expired with the California Polo Club celebrating the 11-10 victory. Manny Questel received MVP honors for his explosive offensive impact on the game while Albert, owned by Poway Interscholastic Polo and played by Billy Sheldon, was honored as Best Poway Polo's Interscholastic Team lent Billy Sheldon Albert who was named Best Playing Pony in the final. POLO PLAYERS EDITION 31

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