At one point, the match was actually very closely contested, with Howard Taylor’s spectacular backhand shot from an acute angle bringing Cheshire within one goal at 4-3, at the beginning of the third chukka.
But it was all one-way traffic from there as Crispin, who was having a fantastic match up to that point, turned
up the pressure.
After picking up the ball on the right side of the field, he coolly slotted the ball between the goalpost to
make it 5-3.
Seconds later, he stole the ball from Taylor, and galloped down the field before guiding the ball into the goal.
He then put the match out of Cheshire’s reach, when he tapped in from close range after receiving a pinpoint pass from teammate Stuart Gill to make it 7-3.
Marc Atwell got into the act in the final chukka with two late strikes, the first of which was beautifully set up by a pass from Crispin.
Earlier, Crispin left mouths wide open after opening the scoring with an unbelievable shot.
Picking up the ball
For the past three years, Team USPA has sent players to Argentina to be mentored by 7 goal professional Gaston Lauhlé. 24 year old Todd Thurston and 21 year old Russell Stimmel were selected this year for this opportunity. Over the past 10 weeks, they have been sharing their experiences right here at PoloZone.com. Russell Stimmel gives us the latest update on their past couple weeks of training.
BUENOS AIRES -- About an hour east of Buenos Aires, there are eight horses that look exactly the same. They have the same athletic build and quirky fears. And seven of them, the story goes, knew a few polo moves before their trainer ever taught them.
Diamond International Men and Virgin Atlantic Women claim one win apiece
The Battle of The Sexes kicked off last Sunday (1 February) with Diamonds International Men (Joshua Archer, Rhys Odle, Jeff Evelyn and Adam Deane) defeating Virgin Atlantic Ladies (Linda Williams, Tiva Gross, Hazel Jackson and Sarah Wiseman) in the tournament’s opening match.