Sugar Maple Takes Saratoga Polo Extended Match (NY)



It took seven chukkers instead of six, but after all was said and done Sugar Maple ended out on top, besting Sugar Maple in a Wednesday evening match at Saratoga Polo with a final score of 8-6.

Saratoga started the game up 2 goals on handicap, but Sugar Maple went to work right away. Will Orthwein had 3 scores and Marcelo Castro had another to grab the lead in the first chukker. They both added to their totals late; Orthwein had a goal in the sixth to help Sugar Maple win back the lead and Castro had 2 in the seventh to reclaim the lead and put it out of reach for Saratoga.. Both men finished with 4 markers on the day.

Much like Sugar Maple, Saratoga received all of their scoring from two riders. Matt Coppola and Andy Lott led the runners-up offensively with 2 scores apiece.

The next match at Saratoga Polo takes place on Friday, June 25th at 5:30pm, where Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson will be on hand to read a proclamation to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Saratoga Polo. For more information about Saratoga Polo, call 518-584-8108 or visit


Saratoga (+2 on handicap) – 6
Jackie Czub – 0
Matt Coppola – 2
Gene Gass – 0
Andy Lott – 2
Dave Peters – 0
Robin Lott – 0

Sugar Maple – 8
Tab Orthwein – 0
Will Orthwein – 4
Marcelo Castro – 4
Rick Baum – 0
Tamie Ehinger – 0
Lael Peters – 0