Sofonio Polo Classic Starts March 12 Goal Action0

Posted on March 11th, 2013 in News, Uncategorized

With a well earned victory in the Sofonio Polo Classic, Ron Mathison and his Highwood polo team served notice that they will, once again, be a factor in the Skins Tournament.

The Classic, sponsored by Dr. Mark Sofonio, Board  Certified Plastic Surgeon, saw the Mathison group go up against Chris Maloney and his Twin Palms foursome.

Twin Palms grabbed an early lead of two in the first period, only to see Highwood come back and tie going to the second chukker.

That second frame was all Twin Palms as they scored three unanswered goals to lead by three at 5 – 2 after two.

Mathison and Co. got back into form during the third stanza as they outscored Maloney’s crew 2 – 1 to produce a score of 6 – 4 at halftime.

If the third period allowed Highwood to get back into form, the fourth and fifth allowed them to write a book about same as they dominated both and led by four going to the sixth (10 – 6). In fact, with one in the third chukker included, Highwood scored seven in a row.

Twin Palms made it close in the final chukker as they scored three goals to come within one. The tying goal was not to be however, and Highwood captured the Sofonio Polo Classic by a count of 10 – 9.

Scoring for the winners, Santiago Trotz had five (one foul – #4), Marcello Rodriquez – Abbiati counted two (one foul – #4), Mathison a pair, and Jake Stimmel grabbed one.

Replying for Twin Palms, Graham Bray scored five goals, Gaston Von Wernich had three, and Mike Kerley struck once.

2013 Sofonio Polo Classic

Highwood (12) – Ron Mathison, Marcello Rodriguez – Abbiati 5, Santigo Trotz 5, Jake Stimmel 2.

Twin Palms (12) – Chris Maloney 1, Graham Bray 4, Gaston Von Wernich 5, Mike Kerley 2.

Tony Gregg