Wellington, Fla. (May 21, 2012) – There was plenty of action in Saturday’s 5th annual St. Regis International Cup at Great Britain’s Cowdray Park Polo Club as England defeated the U.S. 11-10.5 in a highly competitive, international polo match that featured the two, evenly-talented teams battling it out and trading leads throughout the contest. Coming down to the wire, England defended a 60-yard penalty attempt, in the closing seconds, to secure the victory for the host team.
Despite the loss, Nick Roldan’s performance on the field earned him Most Valuable Player honors in the hard-fought battle displayed by both squads, and the polo bravado of both teams received heavy praise from the crowd. In addition to the memorable game, the event held special significance as it was the first field match between England and the U.S. on U.K. soil since the Westchester Cup 15 years ago.
“Our U.S. polo team played a tremendous match against a talented English team, fighting until the very end.” said Peter Rizzo, CEO of the U.S. Polo Association. “Although the final outcome was not in our favor, our team displayed passion and talent, playing with pride and honor for their country. We all are extremely proud of the performance.”
For broadcast footage from Saturday’s thrilling competition between the U.S. and England, visit www.polotv.us. If you would like more information on polo in the U.S., including events and details on programs for new players, visit www.uspolo.org.
About the U. S. Polo Association
The U.S. Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. For more information, please visit, www.uspolo.org.