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This time in 1963, the Cornell polo team won its third straight match in the Intercollegiate Indoor Polo Championship held in New York. The first win was against Virginia in the semifinals, and the squad faced Yale in the finale.
The team tied in the first period, and the group pulled slightly ahead in the second, leading 5-3. The match remained close, even while the Big Red was winning 7-4 at the end of three periods. The match flipped decisively in Cornell’s favor when, in the final period, the Big Red outscored Yale 4-0 to secure an 11-4 win.
Pat Dix scored six goals, helping the team reach victory. Paul Mountain, scoring three times, and Jim Morse, scoring twice, also aided in the championship. Yale’s goals were scored by four different men with the final coming on a penalty shot.
Although the score isn’t a good indicator, the game kept all players on their toes and was definitely hard fought. Yale’s squad also had its best player, Al Corey, recovering from the flu and unable to compete in his best form.