Strong Fall Season Sends Red Into Break

The men’s polo team will challenge Yale on Friday at home in what will be the team’s last match of the semester.
“Coming off of last week’s tournament, it is a nice opportunity for us to hone in on some of the mistakes that the starters made — me, Max and Bobby — and work out a few of the kinks and just have a great game working with some of the other players,” said senior starter Richard Weidel.
Cornell (7-2) has faced Yale before this season, winning decisively both times, 24-10 and then 23-10. Because Yale has a relatively young and inexperienced team, the Red hopes to use this match as a chance for new players on the roster to play with the starters and gain more experience.

Polo Successful at Home Invite

Led by models of consistency, the Constant siblings, senior Ariana and sophomore Max, the Red have taken the college polo world by storm. In the annual Bill Field Invitational, held at the Oxley Equestrian Center, the Red put their dominant men and women’s teams on display.

Polo Team Looks to Capture National Titles This Year

After a surprise trip to the National tournament title game last year, the men’s polo team is hoping for similar results in 2008-09.
All three starters return, but head coach David Eldredge ’81 has decided to implement a new system. Rather than relying on the individual talents of seniors Bobby Harvey and Rich Weidel and sophomore Max Constant, the Red will attempt to carry out a game plan that features teamwork and a network of dependence that was not seen in last year’s style of play. The highlights of the system include anticipation, structured movement and a balanced attack.

Polo Teams Are Mirror Opposites: One Dominates, The Other Is Dominated

The men’s polo team seemed to be in okay shape at the start of its Friday night match against opponent Virginia in Charlottesville, Va — a match against a tough team in a tough arena. Cornell was trailing the Cavaliers by two, 5-3, at the end of the first chukker.
Any thoughts of a combeack were short-lived for the Red, however, as Virginia went on a 15-goal run in the second chukker. The Red eventually lost by a score of 25-3.
Meanwhile, back at Oxley Equestrian Center, the women’s team trounced Massachusetts Saturday night, 21-5. Cornell was led by Emily Bold, who scored 13 goals for the Red.
Cornell started slow, but built up its lead through consistent play and steady scoring throughout the chukkers. The Red scored six, six and five goals in the final three periods.