Oklahoma State Cools Off K-State's Hot Streak

Larissa Laffey was named Flat MVP vs. OSU.

Nov. 05, 2010

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - The seventh-ranked Kansas State equestrian team saw its streak of three straight victories come to an end on Friday, as it fell to fourth-ranked Oklahoma State, 12-7. The Wildcats had previously been undefeated at home this season, with wins over Baylor and South Carolina, both of which were ranked in the Top-10 nationally. The loss drops the Cats to 4-3 on the season, while the Cowgirls improve to 3-2.

Oklahoma State defeated K-State by a total score total of 1443-1357, with an overall point score of 12-7.

In English, K-State fell to OSU by an overall point score of 6-3 and a total score total of 728-713.

In Equitation on the Flat, sophomore Larissa Laffey continued to impress, as she picked up her second MVP award in as many weeks by defeating Oklahoma State's Ali Rose, 76-73. Overall in the discipline, OSU defeated K-State, 3-1(330-319).

In Equitation Over Fences, the Cowgirls slipped past the Wildcats by a total score of 398-394 (3-2). Kansas State was led by freshmen Catherine Avolese and Shana Barnett. Avolese rode past OSU's Jordan White, 81.5-70, while Barnett defeated Alice White of Oklahoma State, 84-77.

In Hunter Seat exhibition action, Kansas State's Kali Yates defeated OSU rider Haydan Vosuburgh, 69-52. K-State's Kristen Rheinlander also picked up a win by topping Chelsea Zulia of OSU, 81.5-70.

On the Western stage, Oklahoma State out-rode K-State by a final point total of 6-4, with an overall score total of 715-644.

On the Reining side, Kansas State's Kayla Hatfield tallied her third consecutive win by defeating Cowgirl Jenna Blumer, 72-65. Senior Alecia Zimbelman notched the Cats only other point of the match with a 71.5-69.5 victory over Christy McElreath of Oklahoma State. K-State was defeated by OSU by a point total of 3-2, with an overall score total of 349.5-277.5.

In Horsemanship, Kansas State was led by freshman Kelly Bovaird, who picked up her fourth win of the season by riding past Oklahoma State's Courtney Whitacre, 76-74.5. The Tulsa, Okla. native was also awarded the match MVP for her performance over Whitacre. Sophomore Whitney Unkefer also tallied a point in the match as she defeated OSU rider Mamie Tomlin, 74.5-73. Oklahoma State was the overall winner in Horsemanship by a point total of 3-2 but K-State outscored the Cowgirls, 366.5-365.5.

In exhibition action on the Western stage, K-State's Allison Freeman and Libby Robinson picked up victories over OSU riders. Freeman out-rode Oklahoma State's Mackenzie Fugitt, 73.5-72, while Robinson topped Oklahoma State rider Taylor New, 66.5-61.5.


After a much needed weekend off, Kansas State will hit the road for two final matches as they close out the fall season with duals at Baylor and Texas A&M, respectively.

Oklahoma State at Kansas State
November 5, 2010
Manhattan, Kan. - Timbercreek Stables
Final Results

Equitation Over Fences
Exhibition: Kristen Rheinlander (KSU) def. Chelsea Zulia (OSU), 81.5-70
Catherine Avolese (KSU) def. Jordan White (OSU), 80-72
Sam Elser (OSU) def. Sarah Mershon (KSU), 82-78
Shana Barnett (KSU) def. Alice White (OSU), 84-77
Erin Prutow (OSU) def. Larissa Laffey (KSU), 81-79
Samantha Harrison (OSU)* def. Kali Yates (KSU), 86-73
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (398-394)

Equitation on the Flat
Exhibition: Andrea Callahan (OSU) def. Melanie Hinzpeter (KSU), 63-57
Exhibition: Kali Yates (KSU) def Haydan Vosuburgh (OSU), 69-52
Ellie Sparks (OSU) def. Meredith Finch (KSU), 73-69
Jordan White (OSU) def. Jacquelyn Bogstad (KSU), 59-51
Larissa Laffey (KSU)* def. Ali Rose (OSU), 76-73
Alice White (OSU) def. Rachel Webster (KSU), 67-65
Stephanie Patterson (KSU) ties Andrea Robbins (OSU), 58-58
Oklahoma State wins 3-1 (330-319)

Horsemanship
Exhibition: Katie Ralph (OSU) def. McKenzie True (KSU), 70.5-69
Exhibition: Alison Freeman (KSU) def. Mackenzie Fugitt (OSU), 73.5-72
Ashley Kennedy (OSU) def. Chayna DeNicolo (KSU), 72.5-71.5
Whitney Unkefer (KSU) def. Mamie Tomlin (OSU), 74.5-73
Marissa Dalton (OSU) def. Hannah Ribera (KSU), 72.5-72
Kelly Bovaird (KSU)* def. Courtney Whiteacre (OSU), 76-74.5
Lauren Halvorson (OSU) def. Rachel Wetherell (KSU), 73-72.5
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (365.5-366.5)

Reining
Exhibition: Libby Robinson (KSU) def. Taylor New (OSU), 66.5-61.5
Caroline Daniels (OSU) def. Alayna Warner (KSU), 70-67.5
Rachel Houchin (OSU) def. Jordan Cox (KSU), 71.5-66.5
Bri Parnell (OSU)* def. Emily Stockford (KSU), 73.5-0
Kayla Hatfield (KSU) def. Jenna Blumer (OSU), 72-65
Alecia Zimbelman (KSU) def. Christy McElreath (OSU), 71.5-69.5
Oklahoma State wins 3-2 (349.5-277.5)

Oklahoma State wins 12-7 (1443-1357))

*denotes match MVP


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