SANTA BARBARA, CA. (June 13th, 2021) The 2021 USPA Intra-Circuit saw another exciting week of polo with tensions and aspirations running high to secure a place in the semi-finals. Three games took place on Sunday, the 13th, each one-upping the next in their intensity of play.
Kicking off the day at 10 AM, Farmers and Merchants Bank took on Klentner Ranch. Tony Uretz substituted for patron Justin Klentner on Klentner Ranch.This game featured participation from all players on the field with everyone scoring at least two goals. The high-scoring game ended at 15-10 with Klentner Ranch finishing victorious.
The second match up at 2 PM was between Folded Hills/FMB Too! and Antelope. After three chukkers of play, the game was close at 6-5 to Antelope. Both teams had strong, tactical team strategies and played a remarkable game of defense with classic polo theory. This impressive exhibition of play resulted with only two goals scored the entire second half, but was astounding to watch nonetheless. However, Antelope came out on top with Grant Palmer passing the ball to Jim Wright to score the winning goal at the tail end of the sixth chukker. The final score was 7-6 to Antelope.
The 4 PM featured match in the US Polo Assn. Stadium hosted Dundas II and BenSoleimani.com. Dundas II started off strong with back to back goals to secure the lead and finish the half at 7-4. BenSoleimani.com turned it around in the last three chukkers by playing
strategically and with patience to climb back from the deficit and into the lead. At the end of the game, BenSoleimani.com was victorious 11-9.
Next week, two semi-finals will take place to determine the two teams for the finals. These exciting match-ups will be between Dundas and Klentner Ranch, then BenSoleimani.com and Antelope. The finals are sure to be thrilling and take place on the 20th of June.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website, www.sbpolo.com.