February 19, 2014

POLO| Men’s, Women’s Polo Find Success Over Weekend

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This weekend, both polo teams were successful in their matches. The women’s team finished with a win against the West Shore Polo club this Saturday at home. Center. Likewise, the men’s team was victorious in its match against the Connecticut Huskies in Storrs, Conn. on Sunday.

With a current record of 11-2, the Cornell women’s polo team went into the weekend with confidence. The match began with sophomores Devin Cox and Anna Winslow starting for the Red. Sophomore Elena Wicker stepped in as a starter for senior Kailey Eldredge, who was in England playing for the collegiate All-Star team. Both squads showed strength as the teams had back-and-forth goals throughout the first chukker. Cornell pulled through, however, ending the first chukker in the lead, 4-3. During the second chukker, the foe from the West Shore Polo club rallied to cut down the deficit. The squad managed to get four quick goals, but the Red was able to hold the lead.

The teams went into the second half with an overall score of 8-7 in Cornell’s favor. Freshman Emma Eldredge replaced Wicker in the second half. The third chukker was a tough one, but Cornell managed to stay on top. By the beginning of the fourth chukker, the score was, 13-9. The West Shore Polo club was determined to win during the fourth chukker, netting quick goals. However, Cornell was able to keep the advantage and the match ended, 15-12, in its favor. It was a great offensive display for Cornell; Winslow scored six, Cox had five, Eldredge had three and Wicker scored two.

Connor Archard/Sun Senior Photographer