Polo Players Edition

JUL 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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 25 first two chukkers Jake Klentner was on him and in the second half we had Michael Armour come in fresh because it's a really tough job." Displaying an unstoppable intensity in the third, SMU erupted with a series of well-strategized goals from Shiverick and Armour. Aggressive and active in every play, Shiverick skillfully moved the ball down the arena using the walls for p rotection, escorting the ball to goal. Riding a wave of momentum, SMU quickly doubled up the scoreboard 12-6. Moving into the final chukker Cornell needed to act fast. As the pressure rose, penalties began to increase on both sides, inviting the opportunity for Masias to capitalize twice from the penalty line. Continuing its offensive onslaught, SMU's Ramon de la Torre picked up his third goal of the game. Assisted by his team, Shiverick had time to add one final goal, ending the game 14-9 in favor of SMU. Disciplined in the first chukker, TAMU got off to a powerful start against UVA in the second men's semi-final with four unanswered goals. Focused on going to the man first and then taking possession of the ball, TAMU prevented Men's All-Stars were Texas A&M's Mariano Silva, SMU's JT Shiverick, Cornell's Lorenzo Masias and Texas A&M's Christian Aycinena. TAMU's Mariano Silva chases after SMU's Jake Klentner in the men's NIC final.

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