No. 4 Wildcats Continue Winning Streak at Home

Manhattan, Kan.- No. 4 K-State equestrian team sustained their home winning streak on Saturday morning at Timbercreek Stables, as the Wildcats defeated Alabama in a Hunt Seat head-to-head matchup, 10-1. 


Noteworthy
• Kansas State has now won 14 consecutive home meets in the last two seasons making their overall record at home, 14-1.
• Eight of the ten points came from underclassmen in today's match up.
• The Wildcats took home both Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors. In Equitation on the Flat: senior captain Madison Wayda. In Equitation over Fences: freshman Halle Kutsche
• Wayda captured her first MOP honor this season as she trounced Avery Warner of Alabama, 80-63, and now holds a total of 12 MOP in her career.
• In her first Wildcat debut, freshman Halle Kutsche brought home her first MOP with a score of 86-81 against Alabama's Hannah Clements.
• K-State has yet to be defeated in Equitation on the Flat, outscoring its opponents, 15-5.

Equitation over Fences

• K-State secured the discipline with a 5-1 advantage.
• Sophomore Alexis Graves carded a score of 80 to defeat Alabama's Avery Warner to put the Wildcats in the lead.
• Wayda, then, clinched the point as she rode past Alabama's Ashton Somers in a 83-80 victory.
Christina Martinelli scraped by with a 80-79 victory over Alabama's Hailey Mapes putting the Wildcats in a 3-1 lead.
Taylor Schmidt improved to 4-0 this season as she carded a score of 81 to conquered Justine Betzler of Alabama.

Equitation on the Flat
• K-State was a powerhouse in the discipline as they seized a 5-0 triumph over Alabama.
• Again for the Wildcats, Graves placed the standards high as she achieved a point for the Wildcats defeating Alabama's Elizabeth Allen, 71-65.
Henley Adkins tallied the high point for the discipline as she defeated Chandler Melton, 81-69. Adkins is now 5-3 this season and 21-19-1 in her career.
• Martinelli fed off her victory in the Fences to bring home another conquest for today as she rode past Mariah Friedland, 76-0.
• Sophomore Gretchen Koenen finished the invitational with 75-71 win over Ashton Somers.

Quotes
K-State Head Coach Casie Maxwell
• "Well, hosting a Hunt Seat only scrimmage was because Alabama only has a Hunt Seat team as they are establishing their team. Our girls were great today. They definitely worked to improve the things that Coach (Anna) Becker since September. They had fun today and maybe it was a little less pressure for them, but they performed very well."

Coming up Next
• No. 4 Kansas State will take a breather until they come back to Timbercreek Stables Nov. 8 to compete against No. 2 Oklahoma State at 10 a.m.