No. 8 Wildcats Falter in Final Discipline to No. 4 Lady Bears

WACO, Texas- The K-State equestrian team rallied until the end on Friday afternoon at Willis Family Equestrian Center, but the Wildcats fell short to No. 4 Baylor in a head-to-head battle, 13-7.  

Noteworthy

  • Kansas State is now 4-6 on the season, 1-4 in Big 12 matchups.
  • The Wildcats tied in the Hunt Seat arena, 5-5, but fell short in Western, 8-2.
  •       The Wildcats experience and leadership were evident in today’s matchup as six points came from the upperclassmen.

Equitation over Fences

  •          The Wildcats came out fighting at the beginning of the day in Equitation on the Flat as they clinched a 3-2 decision against the Lady Bears.
  •        Junior Christina Martinelli started the discipline off strong with a carded score of 84-40 against Brittney Mirkov and is now 11-9 this season and 19-22-1 as a Wildcat.
  •        Junior Taylor Schmidt secured a point against BU’s Taylor Sutton, 82-75.
  •         Junior Henley Adkins carded a score of 81 to ride past BU’s Gabby Conte, 79, gaining a point for Kansas State.
  • Equitation on the Flat
  •      K-State battled hard in the discipline but fell to BU, 3-2.
  •       Junior Gretchen Koenen picked up her sixth season triumph for K-State, as she carded a score of 80 to ride past BU’s Jenny Mitchell, 80-77. 
  •      Junior Christina Martinelli clinched a win, as she rode past BU’s Paige Parker with an 73-69 decision. 

Horsemanship

  •       The Lady Bears notched the victory as the Wildcats fell short, 5-0.

Reining

  • The Wildcats came out fighting as the final rides determined the outcome of the day in Reining as they staggered to a 3-2 decision against the Lady Bears.
  • Sophomore Kali Retzler tallied her third career win with a conquest over Shyanne Smith, 65-0.
  •  Senior Danielle Kemper fed off of Retzler’s point as she grasped her own point by a 66-65.5 decision against Elizabeth Shank.

Quotes
K-State Head coach Casie Maxwell

  •   “I am really proud of our team against a very tough Baylor team today, especially our hunt Seat squad who really brought their A-game. Our team sincerely thanks Baylor for their sportsmanship and generosity in hosting us today and for the past few years. Today, they made our team feel extra special, and we will truly miss this comradery.”

Coming up Next

  •   No. 8 Kansas State conclude its weekend road trip to the state of Texas, will travel to as they take on the No. 7 TCU Horned Frogs at 10 a.m., on Saturday at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown, Texas.