Spear Rallies Past Everglades 9-8 In Ylvisaker Cup Action Wednesday
At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Nine-goaler Paco deNarvaez scored on a 70-yard neck
shot with 11 seconds remaining to lift C Spear over Everglades 9-8
in a 22-goal Ylvisaker Cup polo match Wednesday at International
Polo Club Palm Beach.
trailed most of the game, finally tying it at 7-7 on Joe Wayne Barrys
penalty shot early in the sixth chukker. Chris Gannon put C Spear
back on top 8-7 as the ball rolled through following a goal-line
collision with 3:13 remaining.
Llorente tied it at 8-8 when he dribbled through traffic, fighting
off defenders, for a tap-in with 2:17 left. But de Narvaez grabbed
a loose ball near midfield with less than 30 seconds remaining,
dribbled once toward the right side before hitting the game-winner
for C Spear (1-1).
led C Spear with four goals while Matias Magrini added three and
Tommy Boyle and Gannon had one each.
Llorente and Owen Rinehart led Everglades (0-2) with three goals
each while teammates Skeeter Johnston and Joe Wayne Barry scored
one goal apiece. The game was delayed for several minutes when Rinehart
suffered an nasty cut on his face. After getting taped up, he continued
Ylvisaker Cup in named in honor of William T. Bill Ylvisaker,
a polo pioneer who founded Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in the
late 1970s and was elected into the Polo Hall of Fame in 1996. Ylvisaker
has won numerous major polo tournaments, including the prestigious
U.S. Open in 1972.
The polo matches are open to the public. Tickets for the Sunday
games at the International Polo Club Palm Beach are available at
the gate, beginning at $10 each. For information, call (561) 204-5687.
Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington.
From I-95, take the Forest Hill Boulevard exit and go west approximately
12 miles. Turn left onto South Shore Boulevard and go two miles.
Turn left onto Pierson Road, travel about one mile and then make
a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the right. From
Floridas Turnpike, take Exit 93 (Lake Worth Road) and go west
about six miles. Make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club
is on the left.