This Saturday, the women’s polo team defeated a tough Central New York Polo team, 18-9, at the Oxley Equestrian Center. The victory improved the Red’s record on the season to 2-0, the first victory being over the UConn last weekend.
The Red impressively held CNY to just four goals, while scoring 11 itself in the final two chukkers. Junior Taylor McLean scored five of her team-leading eight goals in the final two chukkers. Also scoring for the Red was the squad’s sophomore core consisting of Marisa Bianchi (5 goals), Harriet Antczak (2), and Molly Buck (1). Antczak’s two goals came in the Red’s seven unanswered goals to start the third chukker.
Annie Michel and Sarah Orinweh led the scoring for CNY with four goals each, while Lizzy Antczak scored one. Three of CNY’s goals came in the final two chukkers but because of the Red’s early run in the third chukker, they could not make the match a contest again.
The Red’s next action will come on Friday when the three time defending national champions will face Skidmore. The Red will then compete in the first of two tournaments they will host — the USPA Old Timers Tournament. The other will be the Bill Field Invitational later in the month.
Archived article by Chris Mascaro