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No. 6 SMU Equestrian Takes Down No. 5 Fresno State, 15-4

Postby PonyPride » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:21 am

From SMUMustangs.com:

No. 6 SMU Takes Down No. 5 Fresno State, 15-4
Twelve Different Riders Earn Wins; Gray Claims Both Hunt Seat MOPs, Steed Wins Reining MOP Honor

DALLAS (SMU) –Five different hunt seat riders and seven different western riders earned victories, as the sixth-ranked SMU equestrian team won all four disciplines, en route to a 15-4 victory over No. 5 Fresno State Friday at the Dallas Equestrian Center. With the win, SMU improved to 4-2 overall, with a 2-0 mark in United Equestrian Conference action.

The day started with Equitation Over Fences, where SMU took an early 4-1 lead. Haley Zimmerman opened scoring with a 55-35 victory over Kylina Chalack, before Nora Gray claimed the discipline MOP with an 87-77 win over Natalie Wendt. Vivian Yowan knocked off Brooke Nelson, 80-60, before senior Sylvia de Toledo won her first event of the day and closed out the discipline with an 85-70 win over Paige Pastorino.

In reining, the Mustangs won 4-1. Senior Jaclyn White won 68.5-67.5 to open the round, before Olivia Pakula used a 69.5-67 decision to top Paige Barton. Keagan Snively beat Taylor Brown, 65.5-62, before Madison Steed posted an MOP-winning 69.5 to best Taylor Dixon, 69.5-69.

SMU won Equitation on the Flat, 4-0. de Toledo defeated Chalack, 71-64, before Gray claimed her second MOP of the day with a 78-63 decision over Sierra Swaffar. Alexandra Murphy won her second consecutive point and clinched the discipline win with a 74-55 victory over Wendt. Zimmerman knocked off Madelyn Keck, 79-70, to claim the final point.

The Mustangs topped the Bulldogs, 3-2, in horsemanship. Michaela Dinger bested Dixon, 72-71, before Ashley Mauney rolled to a 73-67 win over Maddison Robinson. Senior Hannah McCain rounded off the discipline by knocking off Taylor Brown, 71 -67.0

SMU will celebrate senior day tomorrow as it hosts No. 9 New Mexico State at 10 a.m. The Mustangs will honor their 10 seniors at 9:30 a.m. CT. A full recap and final results will be made available following the competition on SMUMustangs.com. During the meet, live results can be found on SMUMustangs.com or the SMU equestrian twitter page. Fans are encouraged to follow @SMUEquestrian.
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