Polocrosse crown taken

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

The Pu­taruru-ti­rau Polocrosse Club sent two ju­nior teams (un­der-16) and one in­ter­me­di­ate team (un­der-21) to the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships which in Glen­brook, where one of the ju­nior teams walked away with the un­der16 ti­tle.

It has been 22 years since the club has held the Ju­nior tro­phy. The win­ning team were Mir­ren Tye, Camp­bell Tye, Travis Sut­ton, Jes­sica Schrafft, Gra­ham John­son and Matt Steven­son.

They ended the week­end on a high with the final score of 15-6 against a com­bined Waikato/whanganui team.

Ear­lier game re­sults: Game one: 21-0; game two: 28-8; game three: 10-7. Other awards re­ceived were three in­di­vid­ual prizes: Best pony went to Mir­ren Tye and Har­ley; best num­ber three player went to Matt Steven­son and The Bomber; and the tro­phy for best horse and rider com- bi­na­tion went to Matt Steven­son and Spook.

The club also had three mem­bers named in New Zealand squads, Mir­ren Tye in the ju­niors and Lau­ren Tye and Leroy Jolly in the in­ter­me­di­ates.

The in­ter­me­di­ate team of Lau­ren Tye, Jaimee Tye, Daniel Stir­ling, Chloe Cum­ming, Leroy Jolly and Codie Sut­ton played some very tough and close-fought games.

A 16-11 win against King Coun­try fired up their con­fi­dence to play against de­fend­ing champs Waikato but un­for­tu­nately they fell 12-16.

Their final game against Auck­land ended in a draw. In ex­tra time Auck­land snapped the ball off the front of the li­ne­out to score the golden goal.

Jaimee Tye and Leroy Jolly were named in the In­ter­me­di­ate Tour­na­ment Team for play over the week­end.

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