Luna Polo Easily Wins Beal Cup Final0

Posted on January 25th, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

Jennifer Alexy’s Luna Polo (Jennifer Alexy .5, Roisin Obrien/Dave Carlson -1, Diego Larregli 2, Ernesto Ezcurra 2,  Obrien played final) went through the qualifying round of the Carlton and Keleen Beal Cup rather easily without a loss and the January 22nd final turned out to be the same as they easily triumphed over Shore Thing/M1 Financial (Lamar Rutherford -1, Malia McCoy 1, Abby Riggs, Rodrigo Salinas 3) by a score of 6 – 4.5.

Having to give up a half goal handicap at the start didn’t affect Luna in the slightest as they took control at the outset and controlled almost every aspect of the game.

A first period lead of 1.5 (2 – .5)  and an equal advantage at the half (3 – 1.5) became insurmountable after three chukkers at 6 – 1.5.  Shore Thing/M1 Financial scored three goals in the final but it wasn’t nearly enough as Luna Polo  grabbed the Beal Cup without trouble.

In the win, Ezcurra scored four times (two fouls) and Alexy and Larregli counted one each.

In reply, McCoy had two while Salinas and Riggs scored one apiece.

Ezcurra was deamed to be the MVP and Marley, Alexy’s third chukker horse, was chosen as the Best Playing Pony.

Tony Gregg