As the umpires whistled to end the first half, HPC’s announcer, Marty Salinas, opened up the halftime festivities and spectators were allowed to enter the field, stomp divots, and enjoy complimentary champagne! The field was looking back to pristine condition thanks to the crowd’s hard work, and soon after it was time to begin the second half of the J. Talasek Homes Cup Final.
Eureka’s Mason Wroe was first to break the tie at the beginning of the fourth chukker, however Brookshire Polo’s Ruiz and Diaz answered with goals of their own to reclaim their one goal lead. Wroe responded once again to tie up the game 6 to 6 as the chukker ended. The fabulous fifth chukker had the crowd on the edge of their seats, as Brookshire Polo took the lead once again thanks to another goal from their 7 goal player Ruiz. Eureka’s Kiely was awarded two penalty 3s, one of which was blocked by Brookshire’s Giannico in an impressive showing of hand-eye coordination, the second, Kiely barely snuck past Giannico to tie the score up 7 to 7 going into the last chukker.