Nov. 6, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The No. 6 Kansas State equestrian team looks to end a two-meet skid on Saturday, when the team travels to Martin, Tenn., to take on No.10 SMU and UT-Martin.
“It has been a great break for our team mentally and physically to have a few weeks off,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “We have worked hard at home and feel rejuvenated to get back on the road and put our hard work to the test. We had a lot of momentum leaving Texas and hope to pick up on that same note to finish out the fall semester strong.”
Last season, K-State dropped a narrow tiebreaker to SMU, while the Wildcats downed UT-Martin, 13-7, at Timbercreek Stables.
The Western team will have the opportunity to build off of the strong performance from their last outing. Captain Kelly Bovaird will lead an experienced Horsemanship team into the weekend tilt. Amelia Crites, Chayna DeNicolo, Danielle Kemper and Rachel Wetherell will provide the Wildcats with a strong core of riders.
The K-State Reining team enters the meet coming off the heels of a 2-2 tie against TCU in their previous meet. Bovaird had one of her best rides, when she defeated Katie Gray, 72-71.5, to earn Most Outstanding Player (MOP) honors. Jordan Cox, Kara Guy, Savannah Smith and Emily Stockford will join Bovaird in Reining.
The Hunter Seat team gets the opportunity to get revenge on SMU, after the Mustangs defeated the Wildcats, 793-732, in a tiebreaker last season. The lineups include captains Madison Wayda and Rachel Webster. Against Baylor and TCU, Wayda had a strong week, earning two MOP honors. Henley Adkins will look to continue her impressive freshman campaign this weekend. Adkins is 3-1 in her last four rides with one MOP honor. Cat Avolese, Jacquelyn Bogstad and Alexis Graves will give the Wildcats the riders needed to pick up wins on Saturday.
K-State ends the fall season on Nov.22, when Georgia travels to Timbercreek Stables. The meet will be free and open to the public.
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