Wildcats Run at Home Falls Short

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The K-State equestrian team's home winning streak of 18 straight came to an end on Friday, as the Wildcats fell short in their first home meet this season at Timbercreek Stables to No. 6 Oklahoma State, 13-7.  
 
Noteworthy
• Kansas State is now 1-1 on the season.
• The Wildcats fell in Hunt Seat, 8-2, against the Cowgirls and tied in the Western arena at 5 all.
• Four of the seven points came from the upperclassmen in today’s match up.
• K-State registered one Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honor as senior Nicholle Hatton captured her first MOP of the season in Reining.
 
Equitation over Fences
• The Cowgirls notched the victory as the Wildcats were downed, 4-1.
• Sophomore Molly Dunn carded a score of 82 to ride past OSU’s Amy White, 82-81, gaining a point for Kansas State.
• Dunn is now 2-2 on the season.
 
Equitation on the Flat
• The final score in Equitation on the Flat on Friday was 3-2, as K-State fell to OSU.
• Junior Gretchen Koenen tallied her second win of the season with a win over Amy White, 77-75.
 
Horsemanship
•  The Wildcats came out fighting at the end of the day in Horsemanship as they dropped a 3-2 decision.
• Junior Sydney Anson carded a score of 73 to defeat Ty Paris, 73-71.5, and is now 2-0 on the season.
• Senior Danielle Kemper is now (13-5-2) in her career as a Wildcat as she claimed a title against OSU’s Paris Nottingham, 70.5-67.
Junior Alyssa Lombardi has been riding extremely well for the Wildcats as she rode past OSU’s, Kirsten Chamberland, 75-68.5.
 
Reining
• The final score in Reining on Friday was 3-2, as K-State fell to OSU.
• Hatton clinched her 10th career win and fourth MOP honor by riding past OSU’s Brenna Brawner 72-69.5.
• Sophomore Brynn Critcher is now (1-1) this season as she claimed her first title this year against OSU's Julia Purus, 70.5-70.
 
Quotes
K-State Head Coach Casie Maxwell

• "Overall we had good rides today and rode confident at home. We had some points that did not fall our way, and on the on other side, we made some mistakes that cost us our point. In the coming week, we first have to continue to minimize those errors, so we can, then, focus on having stronger rides and beating our opponents."
 
Coming up Next
• The Kansas State equestrian team will return to Manhattan to defend its home turf as it takes on No. 3 Baylor, October 30, at Timbercreek Stables.