Blazers Win Jason Memorial0

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in News

Coming off a very strong 2011 season, capped by winning the Pacific Coast Governor’s Cup, Pat Powell and his 4 goal Blazers Polo Team had not made the winner’s circle in the first two tournaments of the 2012 campaign. Not that they hadn’t been close. The Blazers qualified third for the semi-finals in the EHV delayed January contest – and no semi played – and were runners-up in the February Veen Memorial.

So, with Powell unable to play the Governor’s Cup, it was to be the Mack and Madelyn Jason Memorial if he was to win a title this season. Formerly the Madelyn Jason Memorial, Mack’s name was added after his passing earlier in the year.

With the Blazers qualifying for the March 25 final, their opposition would be Lyn Cobb’s Coldwell Banker Menlo. With Cobb’s daughter, Madelyn, in town on spring break, it was Cobb’s decision that Madelyn Cobb (Mack and Madelyn’s granddaughter) would play instead of her mother.

The Blazers – at 3.5 goals – were awarded a half goal on handicap, and Powell’s quarterback, Kyle Fargey, wasted little time and extended that lead to 2.5 in less than three minutes on two field goals. Coldwell Banker Menlo got one back on an open goal conversion from Jared Sheldon and the first ended with the Blazers leading 2.5 – 1.

Two field goals from Sheldon to just an open goal counter from Fargey and it was 3.5 – 3 after the second chukker as CB Menlo came back.

However, the third period was pretty much all Blazers as Jake Devane entered the courtroom and scored a pair from the field and Fargey scored on another open goal strike. Sheldon’s second penalty two counter gave the realtors some hope but it was now 6.5 – 4 in favor of the Powell quartet at the ‘half’.

The Blazers were unable to score in the fourth, but the realtors couldn’t take advantage and were able to score only one – an open goal effort from Remey Muller and the lead was now 1.5 goals.

Fargey scored a field goal in the fifth while his team completely shut down CB Menlo and the final was 7.5 – 5 and Powell had a title in 2012.

 Based on his strong and aggressive play, Fargey was chosen as the MVP and Photo, owned and played by Sheldon, was selected as the Best Playing Pony.

2012 Mack and Madelyn Jason Memorial – Eldorado Polo Club

Blazers (3.5) – Pat Powell -.5, Kyle Fargey 3, Jake Devane 1, Malia McCoy.Coldwell Banker Menlo (4) – Madelyn Cobb, Jared Sheldon 2, Remy Muller 1, Graydon Britton 1.