Polo competition proves exciting and fun

MIDDLEBURY — After two days of what organizers described as spectacular polo in steamy weather, the Wildwood team captured Sugarbush Polo Club’s annual August tournament held off East Munger Street in Middlebury last Saturday and Sunday. Wildwood from Connecticut scored an impressive eight goals over the weekend.
The Sugarbush Polo team — Justin Kenney, Peter Close, Ed Burns and Jed Lipsky — came in second, one goal ahead of the Barkeaters team, whose players hailed from Connecticut and Keene, N.Y. Ron Anderson provided the play-by-play coverage.
The Wildwood team was well ahead by the end of day one — Aug. 15 — with Bob Giordano and Matt Syme leading the charge. The Sugarbush team and the Barkeaters team both fought hard against the onslaught.
The play on day two was fast-moving and aggressive, with Ed Burns nailing the first goal for Sugarbush not far into the first chukker. But by the time it was over, Wildwood had kept its commanding lead. Sugarbush squeaked by Barkeaters with one more goal to take second place.
Sugarbush Polo Team members said they may get another tournament scheduled for this fall. For up-to-date information on the team schedule, call 802-496-8938.

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