Palm Beach Polo held off upset-minded Riverview in the final two minutes of the game to win 7-6 and advance into Sunday’s final against Travieso.
Palm Beach Polo (Nacho Lezica, Guille Aguero, Glenn Straub, JJ Celis) and Travieso (Teo Calle, Tony Calle, Jared Sheldon and Carlucho Arellano) will play at 10 a.m. followed by the handicap final between Riverview (Riley Ganzi, Wes Finlayson, Martin Estrada, Kris Kampsen) and Newport (Gene Goldstein, Grant Ganzi, Jesse Bray, Carlitos Gracida) at 12 p.m.
On Saturday morning, Celis converted a 60-yard penalty-four goal midway through the sixth chukker for what turned out to be the game-winner.
With Palm Beach Polo leading by three goals (7-4), Riverview started whittling away at its lead with back-to-back goals from Kampsen.
Kampsen brought the game within one with a penalty-three at 2:28, but Palm Beach Polo, which shut out Riverview in three chukkers, protected its lead as Riverview ran out of time.
Celis led Palm Beach Polo with three goals, all on penalty shots. Straub shook off the flu to score two goals and play well defensively. Aguero scored one goal along with big-hitting Lezica who scored from 120 yards out.
Kampsen, making his first appearance since the birth of his son Rowan Alexander earlier this week, scored all six of Riverview’s goals.