When attempts by a group of young women to gain the attention of The Bandit went unnoticed, the women streaked on to the field. Whereupon one young woman “Aayushi” (ironically meaning “one with long life”) was struck and killed instantly by what would have most certainly been an equalizing goal by The Bandit. Instead the game was halted, never to be resumed and perhaps most importantly, never recorded as a victory to the opposing team, thus maintaining The Badgers unbeaten record.
July 19, 1865
FIRST RECORDED “STREAK” IN POLO ENDS IN TRAGEDY