4-Goal Jackalope Holiday Cup
Empire Polo Club | December 22-23, 2019
Empire polo club kicked off the 2019-2020 season with the Jackalope Holiday Cup. Four teams came to the field for a beautiful, sunny, but chilly weekend in the desert.
Cotterel, (Jenny Benardoni 0, Francisco Benardoni 2, Gaby Saccullo 1, and Pepe Rodriquez 0) came out ahead of Sayulita, (Nick Fernandez -1, Frederico Ceballos 2, Nicolas Maciel 3, and Eric Hammon 0).It was a close game, ending with a 7 to 6 final score.
Luna Polo, (Kirsten Ludwig 0, Karen Reese 1, Jennifer Alexy 0, and Diego Llaregli 3), went up against Columbia West (David Barnett -.5, Igor Seraynov -1, Juan Jo Gonzalez 3, and Cameron Smith 1) in Saturday’s second match. At the end of the four chukker game, the teams were tied at 6 to 6. They went to a shoot-out and Luna won, 7 to 6.
In Sunday’s Final match Luna Polo came out running, and scored four unmatched points in the first chukker. The Cotterel team fired back in the second chukker, scoring four goals to Luna’s one. With Cotterel’s .5 point awarded on handicaps, the first half ended with Luna ahead of Cotterel, 5 to 4.5. The second half was all Cotterel, who racked up five more goals, ending the game with Cotterel winning 9.5 to 5.
The consolation match was a very close. Columbia West pulled ahead to win over Sayulita 7 to 6. Nick Fernandez was the high scorer with four goals.