POLO | Men, Women Defeat Connecticut

In a world outside Cornell prelims, 80 percent is a pretty good showing, and the Cornell men’s and women’s polo teams now sport identical 4-1 records after winning their respective games this past weekend. The women handed the University of Connecticut (4-1) its first loss of the season, doubling up 22-11 in Ithaca on Friday. The men defeated UConn (2-3), 28-13, at home on Saturday and Skidmore Polo Club, 21-14, in Saratoga Springs on Sunday. Friday’s game was unusual for the women in that they had faced UConn in Storrs only five days earlier. Senior captain Anna Winslow said she believes being familiar with their rival’s game was an advantage coming in.

POLO | Men, Women See Wins Against Connecticut


Cornell polo head coach David Eldredge guided his riders to mixed results this weekend but sees good signs in his team’s play. “I am quite happy with where they are,” Eldredge said of his women’s team, continuing that the men “[Will] be just fine.”

In the Red polo action last weekend, the Cornell women (3-1) walked away with two victories on the road, winning ,13-7, against Virginia Polo Club on Friday and 20-9 against UConn Polo Club on Sunday. The Cornell men suffered a road loss, dropping a close 13-12 match to Virginia on Friday. Coming off a loss the weekend before, the women worked on their game in preparation for the two teams who senior rider Anna Winslow called Cornell’s biggest rivals. “We were pushed a lot harder in practice,” she said.