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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POLO RE PORT D I S P A T C H E S F R OM T H E W OR L D OF P OL O SOUTHWESTERN LAZY 3/PARROT HEADS ACES GALINDO MEMORIAL CUP Alonso Nunez, right, waits for a chance to defend while Ciro Payan holds the line in the 2-goal match of the Galindo Memorial Cup. L azy 3 Ranch/Parrot Heads edged 5 Star in a shootout in the Alonzo "Chango" Galindo Memorial after the teams were knotted at 6 after regulation time. The 5 Star players failed to reach the goal in the shootout, while Russell Stimmel and Hugo Nunez connected for Lazy 3 Ranch. The Galindo Memorial was held at the Midland Polo Club in Midland, Texas on September 18 after getting rained out the previous day. The cup had games at the 2- and 4-goal level. 50 POLO PLAYERS EDITION Lazy 3 played at the 4-goal level. Ernesto Natividad connected for 5 Star to get the scoring started. Nick Watson followed with a goal for 5 Star and Natividad converted before Roni Duke posted a goal for Lazy 3. Duke scored the only goal of the second period to bring Lazy 3 within one. After the half, Antonio Torres popped in a penalty for 5 Star and Natividad scored from the field. Hugo Nunez scored his first goal late in the penalty period to keep Lazy 3 in the game. Nunez sandwiched goals around one from Watson in the fourth bringing Lazy 3 within one. Russell Stimmel finished the job with a field goal to tie the scored in the knick of time. The teams elected for a shootout to determine the winner, putting Lazy 3 ahead. Ernesto Natividad was named MVP while Russell Stimmel's J.J. was Best Playing Pony. A 5 Star team also competed in the 2-goal match, taking on 91 Ranch. In

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