Pony Express Tops San Saba 13-11 In Hall Of Fame Opener
Thursday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Sapo Caset converted a 60-yard penalty shot with
1:11 remaining and Alex Agote scored on a breakaway 30 seconds later
to lift Pony Express over San Saba 13-11 in the 22-goal Hall of
Fame Cup opening polo match Thursday at International Polo Club
loss overshadowed an outstanding performance by San Sabas
Agustin Merlos, who tied the game at 11-11 on a 15-yard neck shot
with 2:01 remaining. Merlos finished with a game-high nine goals.
Hector Galindo scored one goal for San Saba while patron Tommy Lee
Jones and Luis Echezarreta were held scoreless.
finished with a team-high five goals and Caset added four goals
for Pony Express (1-0). Patron Bob Daniels chipped in with two goals
and Santiago Trotz, who replaced an injured Jeff Blake for this
tournament, scored one goal.
Saba rallied to take an 8-7 lead with 3:01 remaining in the fourth
chukker on Merlos 10-yard penalty shot, but Pony Express tied
it when they were awarded a goal because of a dangerous play near
the goal with 1:52 left in the fourth chukker. Following a throw-in
in 10 yards from goal, Trotz knocked in a near-side shot to give
Pony Express a 9-8 lead. There were seven ties in the game.
Pony Express defeated San Saba 13-9 in the opening game of the high-goal
season on Jan. 4.
Del Walton and Mariano Aguerre scored five goals each to lead White
Birch over Isla Carroll 13-10 in another Hall of Fame Cup game Thursday.
White Birch scored four unanswered goals to snap a 4-4 tie en route
to a 9-5 halftime lead. Isla Carroll could not get closer than two
goals the rest of the game.
Offen added two goals and Carlucho Arellano, who substituted for
patron Peter Brant, scored one goal for White Birch (1-0).
Bensadon led Isla Carroll (0-1) with six goals while Sugar Erskine
and Tomas del Rio added two goals apiece. Isla Carroll patron John
Goodman did not score.
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 or visit
the club website at www.internationalpoloclub.com.
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.