Equestrian Downed By Top-Ranked Aggies

McKenzie True

Nov. 21, 2010

BRYAN, Texas - The Kansas State equestrian team wrapped up its fall season with a tough loss to No. 1 Texas A&M on Saturday at the Brazos County Expo Center. The sixth-ranked Wildcats (4-5) fell to the nation's top squad by a total point score of 16-8 but will have plenty to build on as they head into the spring portion of the schedule.

On the Western side, K-State rode well but fell to A&M, 9-3. In Reining, freshmen Jordan Cox picked up her second win of the weekend by defeated Texas A&M's Becca Murray, 67-66.5, but Texas A&M defeated K-State, 5-1, in the discipline.

In Horsemanship K-State was downed 4-2, but sophomore McKenzie True knocked off A&M rider Cassie Mantor, 75-72, and freshman Kelly Bovaird out-rode Randi Standley, 72-71, to pace the Wildcats.

In Hunter Seat action, K-State had numerous bright spots on the day but was edged by the Aggies, 7-5.

In Equitation on the Flat, K-State was led by junior Stephanie Patterson, who defeated A&M's Elizabeth Solch, 76-73. Freshmen Larissa Laffey and Jacquelyn Bogstad rounded out the scoring for the Cats, as Laffey slipped past Hannah Soibelman of A&M, 67-66, and Bogstad defeated Aggie rider Brook Coleman, 73-67, for her second win in as many days. K-State and Texas A&M tied in the discipline, 3-3.

K-State freshman Catherine Avolese bested A&M's Brooke Coleman, 78-70, in Equitation over Fences. Fellow freshman Sarah Mershon picked up the squad's only other point of the match by blasting Maggie Earle of A&M, 78-55, as K-State fell to A&M, 4-2.

In Fences exhibition action, Katie Haukos of K-State was victorious over Texas A&M rider Cici Riddle, 68-50.

Kansas State will take a two-month break before kicking off its 2011 schedule January 29 at Oklahoma State.


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