Wildcats Put Up a Fight Against Lady Bears

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State equestrian put up a fight till the very end on Friday at Timbercreek Stables, as the Wildcats tied No. 3 Baylor at 9 all, but in raw score, fell just shy in the head-to-head battle, 1452.3-1347.3.

 Kansas State is now 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in Big 12 action. 
 The Wildcats clinched the victory in Western, 6-3, but fell short in Hunt Seat, 6-3.
 Five of the 9 points came from underclassmen in today’s match up.
 The Wildcats took home one out of the four Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors: in Horsemanship by sophomore Paige Kemper.

Equitation over Fences
 K-State battled out the discipline with a 3-2 victory.
 Sophomore Halle Kutsche claimed her stomping grounds as she rode past BU’s Shannon Hogue in an 82-81 victory. 
• Sophomore Daniella McCormick picked up a point for the Wildcats after BU’s Gabby Conte was disqualified during warm ups to give the Wildcats a point with a 79-0 victory.  
 Junior Christina Martinelli then secured the point against Rachel Van Allen by a score of 80-76, to pick up her second win of the season. 

Equitation on the Flat
 The Lady Bears notched the victory as the Wildcats fell short, 4-0.

 K-State was a powerhouse in the discipline as they had a triumph of 4-1 over Baylor.  
 Kemper carded a score of 74.5 to ride past BU’s Charlotte Green, 69, gaining a point for Kansas State and registered her first ever MOP honor of her career. 
 Senior Danielle Kemper is now 2-1-1 this season as she claimed another title against BU's Bray Bergstrom, 67.5-64. 
 Junior Alyssa Lombardi tallied her third win of the season to stay undefeated with a conquest over Kaylee Mellott, 73-70.5.
 Sophomore Ashley Anderson fed off of Lombardi’s point as she grasped her own point by a 70-69.5 decision against Mary Brown.

 The final score in Reining on Friday was 2-2, as K-State and Baylor went back and forth in the discipline. 
 Senior Nicholle Hatton edged past Elizabeth Shank of BU, 69-68. 
 Freshman Taylor Todd is 2-1 this fall as she claimed another title against BU’s Michelina Carbone, 68-66.5.

K-State Head Coach Casie Maxwell
 “I am really proud of our team today. Baylor is a really great team. They came to us with a 4-0 record and they were definitely someone to be intimidated by and we were not. We just came out swinging for the fences and kept going and fought till the very last ride. I saw confidence in our girls that I have not seen all year. I hope they do not see this as a loss and take this as a tie against a really good team and continue to build off of this.”

Coming up Next
 The Kansas State equestrian team will look to build on their confidence as they take on No. 7 TCU on Friday, November 13, at Timbercreek Stables. The meet is free and open to the public.