October 13, 2000

Polo Begins Season

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After falling just short at the national championships this year, the men’s polo team returns to action today facing Connecticut on the road at 4 p.m.

The club is led by All-American Jeff Embow. The senior transfer who led Colorado State to a crown before riding into the East Hill, will key the Red’s efforts as the club renews its drive for a national title.

Following today’s action the club will return to the friendly confines of the Oxley Equestrian Center to face Queechee Saturday evening at 8:15 p.m.

Does the crown still fit?

That will be the question the women’s team, coming of its eighth national championship will have to answer as it looks to add to its collection of titles this year. Junior Melissa Riggs, among the top athletes on the Cornell campus, will lead the squad, which graduated Heather Torrey ’00 last year. Torrey was named one of the top six senior athletes by the Cornell Daily Sun last season.

Sophomore Taylor McLean should continue to improve after an extremely impressive showing in her rookie campaign.

Yet it will be first team All-American Riggs who scored 13 goals in the championship game, that the Red will look to as its premier offensive threat.

The riders open the season today at home against a tough Central New York squad at 7:30 p.m. Connecticut will then host Cornell tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

After dropping just one regular season match in the last two years, the standards will be high as the program begins its road to a national title.

Archived article by Gary Schueller