Balladeer’s Blog continues its coverage of the world’s OLDEST team sport. Polo was already centuries old when Alexander the Great’s men played it! FOR MY PRIMER ON POLO CLICK HERE
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: PILOT VS LAS MONJITAS. Pilot – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Troubleshooters – had already won the first two titles in the 2019 Gauntlet of Polo and were going for history against Las Monjitas – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Black Habits.
In the First Chukker the Troubleshooters put the Black Habits on notice regarding what they were up against. Pilot seized a 4 Goals to 1 lead. The teams exchanged a Goal apiece in Chukker Number Two for a new tally of 5-2.
Las Monjitas made their move in the Third Chukker, notching a desperately needed shutout of their opponents while swatting in a Goal of their own. 5-3 was the score going into Halftime.
The Fourth Chukker was all about the Troubleshooters. They dominated on both offense and defense, putting the ball between the Uprights 4 times while limiting the Black Habits to just 1 lone Goal. Pilot was now on top 9-4.
The teams scored 1 Goal each in the Fifth to make it a 10-5 affair while the Sixth Chukker saw an exchange of 2 Goals apiece.
The Troubleshooters became the very first winners of all three titles in the Gauntlet of Polo with a 12-7 victory in the U.S. Open.
Facundo Pieres led the scoring for Pilot with 6 Goals.