December 3, 2001

Women's Polo Beats Skidmore 25-6

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Despite some difficulty in finishing shots early in the game, the women’s polo team rebounded nicely in the second half to best Skidmore by a score of 25-6 Friday night at Oxley.

Sophomore Harriet Antczak scored 10 goals to pace the Red (9-1) to the commanding victory over a young Skidmore team. Head coach Dave Eldredge ’81 used this game to give playing time to some of the team’s reserves, with the team’s starters sitting the game out. Freshman Molly Buck, junior Audrey Robertson and senior Kristin Taylor saw significant game action in addition to Antczak.

“[Molly and Harriet] are two players who will be taking the place of Melissa [Riggs] and Liz [Antczak] when they graduate this year,” said Eldredge. “They did show me the stuff that I’m looking for next year.”

The women riders got off to a surprisingly slow start, not tallying for almost the first four and a half minutes into the game. Buck knocked in the game’s first goal from about two feet out with about 3:07 remaining in the first chukker.

“We got caught in their pace instead of playing at our pace [in the first chukker],” Eldredge said.

Buck added two more in the opening frame and finished the game with seven goals.

Skidmore’s first goal came with 1:30 left in the first as Kara Whelton lit the lamp for the Thoroughbreds. Whelton led the Skidmore scoring with three.

Archived article by Owen Bochner