Wildcats Head East to Close Fall Season
MANHATTAN, Kan. – After a big win against No. 6 TCU, No. 9 Kansas State will head east to close out their fall season as they face No. 3 Texas A&M on Friday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m., and Delaware State on Saturday, November 21 at 12 p.m. K-State enters the weekend with a 2-2 overall record.
“We are really hoping to take our confidence from home on the road this weekend for a strong fall finish,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “We made some great improvements against TCU last weekend, and we just need to be able to take those performances on the road on unfamiliar horses.”
A trio of juniors will lead the Hunt Seat team: Henley Adkins, Christina Martinelli and Taylor Schmidt, as well as sophomore Halle Kutsche. Martinelli will feed off of her first career MOP from her last effort against TCU, where she extended her record this season to 3-5 and is now 11-18-1 as a Wildcat.
The Wildcats will look to juniors Gretchen Koenen in Equitation on the Flat and sophomores Molly Dunn in Equitation over Fences to round out the Hunt Seat lineup and advance their overall record to above .500 after this weekend.
K-State’s triple threat of seniors Danielle Kemper, Kara Guy and Nicholle Hatton will guide the disciplined Western team to take on the robust competition this weekend.
Kemper, now 3-2 this season, has been strong in the Horsemanship arena. Joining Kemper in Horsemanship will be juniors Sydney Anson and Alyssa Lombardi and sophomores Ashley Anderson and Paige Kemper to be a threat in the discipline.
The Wildcats will look to Guy and Hatton to pave the way for the Wildcats in Reining. Hatton will look to stay undefeated contending this weekend, as she is 4-0 on the season. Kemper, sophomore Brynn Critcher and freshman newcomer, Taylor Todd, who is now 2-2 in her debut season as a Wildcat, will look to pick up a point for the Wildcats in the arena.
Live updates for the match against Texas A&M and Delaware State can be found on K-State’s Gameday Twitter account, @kstate_gameday.