No. 8 K-State Drops Road Matchup

SPRINGTOWN, Texas - The No. 8 K-State equestrian team fell shy on Saturday afternoon at Turning Point Ranch, as Kansas State was defeated by No. 7 TCU, 13-7.

Noteworthy

  • Kansas State is now 4-7 on the season, 1-5 in Big 12 matchups.
  • The Wildcats fell short in the Hunt Seat arena, 8-2, but tied in the Western arena, 5-5.
  • The Wildcats took home one out of the four Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors: in Equitation over Fences by junior Taylor Schmidt.

Equitation over Fences

  • The Wildcats came out fighting at the beginning of the day in Equitation on the Flat as they dropped a 3-2 decision against the Horned Frogs.
  • Schmidt claimed the win, as she rode past TCU’s Marisa Malevitis in a 79-72 victory, while picking up her first season MOP and fourth career MOP.
  • Junior Henley Adkins secured a point against TCU’s Molly Pedicord, 78-76. 

Equitation on the Flat

  •  K-State battled hard in the discipline but fell to TCU, 5-0.

Horsemanship

  • The Horned Frogs notched the victory, 3-2.
  •  Junior Sydney Anson carded a score of 72 to ride past TCU’s Colby Plott, 70, gaining a point for Kansas State.
  • Senior Danielle Kemper clinched a win, as she rode past TCU’s Alex Stark with a 73.5-72.5 decision. 

Reining

  • The final score in Reining on Saturday was 3-2, as K-State triumphed TCU.
  • Senior Kara Guy edged past Hunter DeJane of TCU, 69.5-0.
  • Sophomore Brynn Critcher fed off of Guy’s point as she grasped her own point by a 71-69 decision against Carley Montemuro.
  • Senior Nicholle Hatton tallied her sixth win of the season with a conquest over Chantz Stewart, 70.5-67.

Coming up Next

  •  Kansas State equestrian returns to Timber Creek Stables to round out the 2015-16 regular season schedule, as they face a sturdy No. 1 ranked Auburn on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m.