The 2020 USPA Texas Women’s Open started yesterday at the Houston Polo Club! There are four teams competing for the title, including Team Polo Gear Coffee, Team Iconica, Team BTA, and Team Lockton.
The day started with a match between BTA and Iconica at New Pueblo. It was a beautiful day just for polo. Iconica finished the first half in the lead, with a score of 3.5 to 2. Both teams played hard in the second half, with goals by Maddie Outhier (2) and Hope Arellano (7) in the third chukker to bring the score to 5.5 to 2 in favor of Iconica.
A hard-fought chukker by BTA closed the gap, with some of the goals scored by KC Krueger (6) and Izzy Parsons (8). However, Iconica clung to the win with the final score of 5.5 to 4.
The afternoon match between Lockton and Polo Gear Coffee was also a thrill to watch. Dawn Jones was on fire in the first half—putting all 3 goals on the board for Polo Gear Coffee. At the end of the first half, Polo Gear Coffee was on the lead with 3 to 0.5.
Lockton made a promising comeback and put 1 goal on the board in chukker 3, and 2 more in chukker 4. Polo Gear Coffee answered with another goal in the fourth chukker to win the game with a final score of 4 to 3.5.