February 19, 2001

Polo Routs Elis

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After trashing the second-ranked program in the country, the women’s polo team traveled to cellar-dweller Yale riding to a 31-1 pummeling of the Bulldogs.

And it’s still not satisfied.

Despite the utter dominance in Saturday’s match, head coach David Eldredge ’81 believes his squad did not play up to its full potential.

“This was not as clean a game for us. We we’re muffled up too much,” he offered.

Following junior Melissa Riggs and company’s triumph over the Cavaliers, worries surfaced about being complacent entering the date with Yale.

Indeed, the riders fell behind early 1-0, before rattling off an awesome stretch of 31 consecutive goals.

“We wanted to keep the tempo up from the start, but it slowed down,” Eldredge said.

In any event, the lady riders did gain valuable saddle time on opponent horses. This should provide good experience for the regional and national tournaments which are fast approaching.

In the men’s camp, the weekend’s events were somewhat less exciting. The Yale men’s team was unable to field a trio. Former Cornell standout Andrew Flint, now the coach in New Haven inserted himself into the Bulldogs standings in what would be an exhibition match for the Red. Officially, the standings will reflect a forfeit win for the riders.

The weekend tilts at Yale marked the end of the regular season for the clubs. Both finished with unmarred collegiate records.

Archived article by Gary Schueller