No. 1 Baylor Equestrian Extends Win Streak to 7; Beats K-State, 13-7
WACO, Texas – The No. 1 Baylor equestrian team (7-0, 3-0) defeated No. 2 Kansas State (5-2, 0-2) Saturday at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.
Baylor began the meet with a 3-2 defeat of the Wildcats in fences. The Bears furthered their lead to 7-3 with a 4-1 win in reining. After falling 3-2 in flat, Baylor came back to win the meet with a 4-1 finish in horsemanship.
• Sam Schaefer earned MOP honors for Baylor in flat with a score of 87, taking down Kansas State rider Madison Wayda’s score of 59.
• Alicia Gasser earned MOP honors for Baylor in fences with a score of 93, taking down Kansas State rider Henley Adkins’ score of 79. Gasser was one of two Bears to score two points on the day, she also won her equitation of the flat point vs. KSU.
• Gillian Chant earned MOP honors for Baylor in horsemanship with a score of 77, taking down Kansas State rider Sydney Anson’s score of 74.5
• Parris Rice earned MOP honors for Baylor in reining with a score of 69, taking down Kansas State rider Kara Guy’s score of 68. Rice scored two points for Baylor by winning her horsemanship dual as well.
THEY SAID IT
Baylor Head Coach Ellen White on Baylor’s win…
“We won and that’s good. It’s always good to win. I feel like western really stepped up and rode beautifully today. Hunt seat probably needs to push on it a little bit. [KSU] is a good team, obviously, they’re No. 2. We’re ranked No. 1, but we probably could have pulled off a little bit more than what we did. We had a few mistakes. But, all in all, I think it was a good job. It was cold, so we just did some quick cold snaps and the horses were a little bit more awake and fresh. The girls did a good job of adjusting to that and making it happen.”
Baylor heads to Dover, Del. to take on Delaware State Friday for the final meet of the fall semester. The Bears will resume competition, Jan. 29.
For additional information on the Baylor Equestrian team, visit Baylorbears.com.