From September-May they may be bitter rivals, but during the Summer players from several intercollegiate and interscholastic polo teams come together to to train at Boston Polo Schools. On Wednesday players from bitter rivals UVA and Uconn came out for a friendly practice. Despite Mark being a Uconn alumni he was able to stay impartial during the practice, though somehow Uconn finished in the lead.
All the horses and players played well in a Thursday international round robin against a team from Sweden. USA came out strong with Mark scoring the first goal followed by a quick back in the line up from Mark to JK who carried the ball down-field scoring the second goal of the match. The score was close the whole time. In the third chucker Sweden was trying to get ahead but was having difficulty with Alex backing the ball out of the goal mouth in the last second, and another big back shortly after to a teammate who cleared the ball out. Despite the great playing on all sides we ended up coming up short of winning the round robin. Players on both sides raved over our horses, especially Lila (and her stylish hair) and how well our horses played for Sweden.