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The Houston Cup

The Houston Cup

Spectators were treated to two feature matches this Sunday at the Houston Polo Club for the Houston Cup presented by Comerica Wealth Management. 



Listo Polo maintaining control with Sullivan Group right behind them

The first match was  a strong Listo Polo/Taco Bell team versus the consistent Sullivan Group team. Ignacio Saenz and Martin Munoz scored all five of Listo Polo/Taco Bell’s regulation goals, only to be tied by Sullivan Group’s Joanie Jackson, Trevor Niznik and Mark Prinsloo with a combined five goals. Sullivan Group snuck the tying goal between the uprights in the last thirty seconds, causing the game to be ended in a shootout. Listo Polo/Taco Bell solidified their win over Sullivan Group winning the shootout successful penalty conversion from Saenz, ending the match, 6 to 5.

Trevor Niznik with a strong near side back shot


SpecOil/Dunbar Capital and Horsegate stepping onto the field

In the second match, two powerhouse teams, SpecOil/Dunbar Capital took on Horsegate.  Horsegate controlled most of the game, leading SpecOil/Dunbar Capital 4 to 1 going into the fourth the final chukker.  Three combined goals from Emma Tooth and Kristy Outhier put SpecOil/Dunbar Capital back in the game.  However the clock the ticked down and SpecOil/Dunbar Capital ran out of time, with the ending score Horsegate 5.5 over SpecOil/Dunbar Capital 4.


 Sloan Stefanakis showing great form



Winning Team: Horsegate

Nick Stefanakis, Cody Ellis, Anson Moore, Sloan Stefanakis pictured with Comerica Wealth Management sponsor Jon Heine 




Sloan Stefanakispictured with Comerica Wealth Management sponsor Jon Heine




Hershey owned and played by Bryan Middleton pictured with Comerica Wealth Management sponsor Jon Heine

Winners Circle


Club League- Pumpkin Cup

Bayou City/Horsegate

Nick Stefanakis, Carolyn Stimmel, Ariel Mancebo, Lucy Bailey pictured with Ripley Middleton


2 Goal- David Yurman Classic

Engel & Volkers Roxy Mounter, Amanda Ronin, Mark Prinsloo, Karrie Yager



4 Goal - USPA Governor's Cup Qualifier

Listo Polo / Taco Bell John Tasdemir, Grace Burgert, Ignacio Saenz, Luis Echezarreta (subbing for Martin Munoz),

not pictured Crystal Cassidy


BTA and Pegasus/Propaganda battled it out for the final match of the 2017 USPA Officer’s Cup. Steve Krueger and Drew Luplow scored two goals for BTA to counter Nick Cifuni’s three goals in the first half for Pegasus/Propaganda. In the second half it was Cifuni with two more goals for Pegasus/Propaganda answered by Chrys Beal and Krueger who put in a combined four goals to tie things up but Pegasus/Propaganda’s Mason Wroe scored the winning goal in the last minute of the sixth to end the match. Final score 6 to 7 Pegasus/Propaganda.





8 Goal - USPA Officer's Cup


 Sheila Lequerica (subbing for David Andras), Nick Cifuni, Mason Wroe, Paul Hobby





Mason Wroepictured with KC and Carty Krueger




Sapphire, owned and played by Steve Kruegerpictured with son Carty and grooms

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