No. 5 Wildcats Down No. 4 Oklahoma State, 11-9K-State
|With the win over Oklahoma,
the Kansas State Equestrian team improves to 2-1 on the season. The
Wildcats will return to home action Saturday, Oct. 5, as the team will
host No. 6 Texas A&M at Timbercreek Stables. (Photo: K-State
After finishing second to
Oklahoma State last season in the Big 12 Championship and NCEA National
Championship finals, the No. 5 Kansas State Equestrian team got a little measure
of revenge as it knocked off OSU, 11-9, at Timbercreek Stables on Saturday,
Sept. 28. The Wildcats had three riders earn Most Outstanding Players (MOP)
“It is hard when it comes down to the last event; it puts
pressure on the last five riders and it is unfair but it takes the whole team to
win a meet,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “I have to give props to our Hunter
Seat team for getting us ahead.”
The Hunter Seat outscored OSU,
The day began with Equitation Over Fences, which saw the Wildcats
race out to an early 4-1 lead. Alexis Graves got things started after she earned
the first of four consecutive points. Henley Adkins had a strong ride for
K-State, earning a score of 83 and dispatching OSU rider Maggie Gampfer. Madison
Wayda picked up her first win of the day after she routed Andrea Robbins, 72-55.
Rachel Webster had the best performance of the event, navigating the course with
ease and racking up a score of 90. Her performance was good enough to take home
the MOP. Christina Martinelli picked up an exhibition win for the
In Equitation on the Flat, the Wildcats were just as
impressive, taking the event 3-2. Cat Avolese had a great performance, earning
the second highest score with an 82 while earning her team a point. Adkins
earned her second win of the day with a high score of 83 to knock off Allie
Joyce. Wayda defeated Samantha Harrison, 81-63, to take home the MOP of the day.
Laura Lafnitzegger tallied an exhibition win.
The Western team faced a
strong OSU side, losing to the Cowgirls, 6-4.
Horsemanship, 4-1. Amelia Crites was the lone point scorer for the Wildcats in
the event. Her score of 72.5 was tied for the second highest of the event and
was enough to edge Lauren Halvorson. Libby Tudor defeated Miranda Reed,
70.5-67.5, to earn an exhibition win.
Heading into Reining, the Wildcats
held a slim 8-7 lead. With the pressure on, the K-State Reining team persevered
and won 3-2. After dropping the first two points to OSU, the Wildcats got on the
board after Katy Krshka was unable to overcome Emily Stockford’s score of 69.
Stockford was named MOP after her performance. Kara Guy followed with a strong
ride which ended with a score of 69. It was enough to give the Wildcats another
point. Jordan Cox earned the decisive final point, after she rode past Jenna
Blumer, 67-64.5. Margaret Peine scored an exhibition win.
With the win,
the Wildcats improve to 2-1 on the season. The Wildcats will return to home
action Saturday, Oct. 5, as the team will host No. 6 Texas A&M at