NEWS RELEASE -- MARCH 14, 2016 --OAK POINT, TEXAS--
Prestonwood Polo Club's Varsity team of Vaughn Miller Jr, Vance Miller III and Ronnie Puente from Oak Point, Texas defeated the West Shore team from Maryland 13-11 to win the United States Polo Association's National Interscholastic Open Championship. The game was a thrilling match in which West Shore lead for the first two periods (chukkers) by 2 goals. Prestonwood tied it up in the 3rd period 9-all, then they turned it on in the 4th period to win by 2. It was a re-match of last year's National Championship game which West Shore won. Last year's devastating loss motivated Prestonwood to work extremely hard all year, lead by Coach Vaughn Miller, and get back and win. Vaughn Miller Jr lead all scorers with 9-goals and won MVP along with team mate Ronnie Puente scoring 3-goals and Vance Miller III with 1-goal. Vance Miller III's defensive effort helped get the win.
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Prestonwood dominated the tournament with great team play.
Best Playing Pony: Vance Miller III's "Ally"
Best Playing String: Prestonwood A
National Champions: Ronnie Puente, Vaughn Miller Jr, Vance Miller III & Coach Vaughn Miller
6 Teams made it to the Nationals: Prestonwood, West Shore, CCPC/Santa Barbara, Country Farms, Marlyand & Poway
MVPS: Vaughn Miller Jr, Tommy Huber, Ronnie Puente, Brennan Wells