Men’s Polo Wins Division II National Championship With 14-10 Victory Over Georgetown

LOS OSOS, Ca. — The Cornell University men’s polo team will return to Ithaca as Division II National Intercollegiate champions after beating Georgetown University 14-10 in the tournament final on Saturday at the Central Coast Polo Club. 

This is the Big Red’s first title under Anthony Condo, the Peter B. Orthwein `68 Head Coach of Polo. Cornell finished the season 13-5 overall. 

“This Championship win has been a full season in the making for our guys,” Condo said. “Each and every time out we have worked on our game in order to improve bit by bit, and as a result, the dividends paid in the end were huge.”

Benito Jaramillo-Samper led the Big Red’s scoring attack in the victory. Patricio Fraga-Errecart and Eduardo Palacios were the other contributors. 

Cornell, which dominated Stanford 30-5 in its first tournament game on Thursday, outscored its opponents 44-15 in the DII championship. In Saturday’s contest, the Big Red trailed 5-2 at the end of the first chukker before taking the lead in the second. Cornell secured the win — its third over Georgetown this season — by outscoring the Hoyas 5-2 in the final period. 

“Georgetown played a fantastic game today, and our congratulations to them on a wonderful season,” Condo said. “It’s really difficult to beat such a solid team three times in a single season, so we’re obviously quite thrilled.”

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