No. 2 K-State Downed by No. 1 Baylor

Waco, Texas- The No. 2 K-State equestrian team hoped to bounce back from their first loss of the season, but No. 1 Baylor defended its home turf on Saturday afternoon at Willis Family Equestrian Center with 13-7 victory over the Wildcats.  


Noteworthy

  • Kansas State equestrian is now 4-2 this season, and 1-2 in Big 12 matchups.
  • The Wildcats battled it out to the end in Hunt Seat, as they tied in the discipline, 5-5, but in Western struggled to catch up as they ended with a score of 8-2.
  • Four of the seven Kansas State team points came from the underclassmen in today's meet.
Equitation over Fences
  • The Bears notched the victory today as the Wildcats' fell just short, 3-2.
  • Sophomore Taylor Schmidt carded a score of 91 to ride past Baylor's, Sam Schaefer, 90.
  • Senior captain Madison Wayda tallied her 54th career win and 10th this season with a conquest over Savannah Jenkins, 85-80. 

Equitation on the Flat

  • The Wildcats came out fighting in Equitation over Fences as they trounced the Bears, 3-2.
  • K-State received scoring rides from sophomores Taylor Schmidt, Gretchen Koenen and Henley Adkins.
  • Schmidt carded a score of 80 to defeat Baylor's Jenkins, 73.
  • Schmidt's strong performance today puts her season record at 11-2-1.
  •  Koenen secured a win against Paige Parker by a score of 74-71, tying the discipline at two apiece.
  •  Adkins conquered her seventh win of the season and secured the win for the Wildcats with a 78-76 win over Jenny Mitchell of Baylor.
  • The Wildcats are now 5-1 in this event for the season.

Horsemanship

  •  K-State battled out the discipline, but fell to Baylor, 4-1.
  • The Wildcats' win came from senior Kelsey Sousa, who laid claim to the win with a 75.5-75 victory over Mary Brown.
  • Sousa is now (3-4) in her career as a Wildcat. 

Reining

  •  Baylor secured its third discipline win of the day, a 4-1 defeat of K-State.
  • Junior Nicholle Hatton is now (3-1-2) this season as she eased past Baylor's Brown, 69-67.

Quotes
K-State Head Coach Casie Maxwell

  • "Our team rode much better today and carried out great energy against a very tough Baylor team. We have to hand it to Baylor for riding very well today."
  • "Right now, we are focused on what we are going to do in the next few days to prepare for our next double header in Fresno."

Coming up Next

  • No. 2 Kansas State will be on the road again next weekend as they travel to Fresno, California, and will look to bring home victories against Fresno State and No. 4 Auburn on November 21 and 22 to finish up the fall season.