Nov 12, 2021 3:13 PM
The semifinals for the Texas Women's Open at Houston Polo Club (Houston, Texas) started off at breakneck speed with Engel & Volkers Houston (Grace Mudra, Lily Lequerica, KC Krueger, Sarah Wiseman) and Anthonie’s Market Grill/Lockton (Joanie Jackson, Tiamo Hudspeth*, Izzy Parsons, Kendall Plank) battling for the first spot in the final on Sunday, November 14. Anthonie's Market Grill/Lockton's Parsons and Engel & Volkers Houston's Krueger led their teams with a tight grip, aiming to gain a considerable lead but the game remained tied at halftime. Continuing a tight pace of play, Engel & Volkers Houston ultimately came out on top 6-5 to secure their berth into the final.
Rocking P (Bridget Price, Summer Kneece, Mili Sanchez, Maitena Marre) and San Saba's (Dawn Jones, Zoe Cookson, Hope Arellano*, Tiffany Busch) semifinal proved to be an exhilarating second match with all players flying flat out on the field, vying for an early lead. Rocking P found that opportunity leading 4-1 at the half. The efforts of Rocking P's Sanchez and San Saba's Busch as strong captains moved the game along at a breakneck pace. San Saba surged back strong in the second half but it was Rocking P that emerged victorious 5.5-4 to earn their coveted spot in the final.
The Texas Women's Open Final on November 14, will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.
Engel & Volkers Houston vs Rocking P (3:00pm ET/ 2:00pm CT)
*Hope Arellano is an Active Team USPA member and Tiamo Hudspeth is Team USPA alumnae. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.
All photos courtesy of ©Kaylee Wroe.
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