23rd April, 2018 | Wellington, Florida
Aspen Valley Polo Club faced Deeridge in the finals of the USPA National President’s Cup 2018 on Saturday at.
Aspen Valley Polo Club featured Rich Desich, Melissa Ganzi, Grant Ganzi and Juan Bollini faced a Deeridge side that featured Will Jacobs, Juan Olivera, Juancito Bollini, Tito Gaudenzi and defeated them by 11 goals to 9.
Melissa Ganzi scored a game-high five goals. Her 19-year-old son Grant, added four goals and Desich scored one by a penalty conversion.
"I am happy with how far my game has come in two years," Jacobs said. "I think I had a good game today. It was a lot slower than the game I played yesterday. I didn't expect coming into this scoring any goals or playing well so I am pretty happy. It was fun. Tito and Juan were great teammates and very helpful. They gave me the ball and gave me an opportunity to score."
Jacobs, 15, was named Most Valuable Player. Rowan, played by Will Jacobs and owned by Santa Rita Polo Farm, was the club's Best Playing Pony. ATM, played by Melissa Ganzi and owned by Santa Rita Polo Farm, was named the American Polo Horse Association best registered horse of the game sponsored by the Museum of Polo.