Wildcat Equestrian Downed By Cowgirls

Kali Yates

Jan. 29, 2011

Stillwater, Okla. – The Kansas State equestrian team dropped its first match of the spring to Oklahoma State Saturday at Animal Science Arena as the Cowgirls bested K-State, 12-6.
K-State, ranked seventh in the nation according to the latest VENC Poll, fell to 4-6 on the year, while fourth-ranked Oklahoma State upped its record to 5-2 on the season.
Even though her squad came up short today, K-State head coach Casie Lisabeth was pleased with the effort and heart that the Wildcats demonstated against a talented Oklahoma State team.

“Despite the score, today was a really great day for the growth of our team in the arena,” said Lisabeth. “We are still really young and we rode much better as a whole team today than we have all year. OSU has a strong team with a lot of experience and they were just a little better than us today in a lot of rides ride, but we know we are a lot better than the last time we played them and that was a big goal for our team. We showed a lot of confidence on the road, so I fully expect them to keep growing and build on this momentum all spring.”
On the Hunter Seat side, Oklahoma State defeated K-State by a margin of 6-4, with an overall score total of 732-650.
In Equitation on the Flat, freshman Jacquelyn Bogstad downed OSU’s Ellie Sparks, 70-65, to pick up her third win in as many matches. Scoring K-State’s only other point of the discipline was sophomore Meredith Finch, who bested OSU rider Alice White, 77-76.
In Equitation over Fences, Kali Yates picked up her sixth win of the season by defeating Oklahoma State rider Jordan White, 69-60. K-State’s Shana Barnett rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats by outriding Erin Prutow of OSU, 72-66.
In English Exhibition action, Wildcat riders Melanie Hinzpeter and Paige Lechtenberg picked up victories over OSU riders Chelsey Zulia and Andrea Callahan, respectively.

On the Western Stage, Oklahoma State slipped past K-State by an overall score total of 744.5-733 and an overall point total of 6-2.
 In Horsemanship, K-State’s Whitney Unkefer notched a victory by downing Ashley Kennedy of Oklahoma State, 70.5-69. Bringing home her teams other point in Horsemanship was freshman Rachel Wetherell, who edged OSU’s Courtney Whitacre, 76.5-76.
On the Reining side, Kansas State riders competed with energy but were swept by their counterparts from Stillwater.
Kansas State will have the next three weeks off to prepare for a three-match homestand that will close out the 2010-11 regular season. The Wildcats will be back in action at Timbercreek Stables on Saturday, February 26, where they will take on the nation’s top- ranked team, Texas A&M, in Manhattan.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State
January 29, 2011
Final Results

Equitation Over Fences
Kali Yates (KSU) def. Jordan White (OSU), 69-60
Ellie Sparks (OSU) def. Jen Rawle (KSU), 77-69
Shana Barnett (KSU) def. Erin Prutow (OSU), 72-66
Samantha Elser (OSU) def. Catherine Avolese (KSU), 75-74
Alice White (OSU)* def. Sarah Mershon (KSU), 79-74
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (357-358)

Equitation on the Flat
Exhibition: Melanie Hinzpeter (KSU) def. Chelsey Zulia (OSU), 68-60
Exhibition: Paige Lechtenberg (KSU) def. Andrea Callahan (OSU), 60-68
Ali Rose (OSU) def. Stephanie Patterson (KSU), 76-69
Sarah Gesick (OSU) def. Larissa Laffey (KSU), 76-0
Jordan White (OSU)* def. Rachel Webster (KSU), 82-76
Jacquelyn Bogstad (KSU) def. Ellie Sparks (OSU), 70-65
 Meredith Finch (KSU) def. Alice White (OSU), 77-76
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (375-292)

Exhibition: Katie Ralph (OSU) def. Allison Freeman (KSU), 74-67
Exhibition: Amelia Crites (KSU) ties McKenzie Fugitt (OSU), 73.5-73.5
Whitney Unkefer (KSU) def. Ashley Kennedy (OSU), 70.5-69
Rachel Wetherell (KSU) def. Courtney Whitacre (OSU), 70.5-69
Marissa Dalton (OSU)* def Chayna DiNicolo (KSU), 76-69
Mamie Tomlin (OSU) def. Hannah Ribera (KSU), 73.5-73
Lauren Halvorson (OSU) def. Kelly Bovaird (KSU), 75.5-74.5
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (370-363.5)

Christy McElreath (OSU)* def. Emily Stockford (KSU), 76.5-74.5
Rachel Houchin (OSU) def. Jordan Cox (KSU), 76.5-74.5
Sam Etsell (KSU) ties Max Clason (OSU), 73.5-73.5
Caroline Daniels (OSU) def. Alayna Warner (KSU), 76.5-75.5
Alecia Zimbelman (KSU) ties Jenna Blumer (OSU), 71.5-71.5
Oklahoma State wins 3-0 (374.5-369.5)

Oklahoma State wins 12-6 (1476.5-1383)

*denote MVP award

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