By ELANI COHEN
The women’s polo team played host to the Maryland Polo Club this past Saturday. Though the contest began with back-and-forth play, the match ended in Cornell’s favor with a final score of 21-10.
Sophomore Emma Eldredge said that the squad did not know what to expect in the home-opener and is pleased with the end result.
“We had an amazing game this weekend against Maryland. … With it being our first game of the year, we were unsure as to how everything would go,” she said. “We were very pleased with the results and our playing. The Maryland team was a difficult team, but a great way to begin the year.”
The visitors opened the match with a two-pointer just minutes into the first chukker for an early lead. The Red began the match with starters sophomore Emma Eldredge and Juniors Elena Wicker and captain Anna Winslow. Due to an injury, Wicker stepped in for Devin Cox as a starter. The Maryland Polo Club kept its lead throughout the first chukker until Winslow tied up the score, 3-3. As the second chukker began, the Maryland Polo Club scored a quick three goals to take a 6-3 lead. The Red responded with another four goals and two pony goals before the half, taking a 7-6 lead.
The Cornell women’s polo team defeated the Maryland Polo Club this past Saturday, 21-10, in its home opener. (Tina Chou / Sun File Photo).