Feb. 25, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. – The No. 6 Oklahoma State equestrian team knocked off the third-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 13-10, at Animal Science Arena Saturday.
“The girls should be proud of the win today,” coach Larry Sanchez said. “They have been working hard and are very focused right now.”
The western team rolled past the three-time defending national champions, 7-4. Katy Krshka earned victories in both western disciplines to pace the Cowgirls. The freshman won 75-74.5 in horsemanship against Aggie senior Katie Lisabeth, followed by a 68-0 victory over Lindsey Bernbaum in reining. Fellow freshman Lindsey McMullen won her head-to-head matchup in horsemanship against Carey Nowacek, 75.5-74.5, and sophomore Lauren Halvorson added a 74-73.5 win over Cassie Mantor in the discipline. Senior Mamie Tomlin tied Molli Jacobs, 73.5-73.5, holding Texas A&M to just two team points.
Rachel Houchin, Caroline Daniels and Jenna Blumer all added to Krshka’s victory in reining with points of their own. Houchin earned a 71-69.5 win, Blumer won her head-to-head by a 71-70 margin and Daniels scored 74-73.5 and earned the MVP in the discipline, her third on the year.
The hunt seat team squeaked out a victory on the day winning in raw scores, 877-753. Samantha Harrison picked up an 80-0 victory over Aggie Emily Williams to give the Pokes their first team point of the day. Sarah Gesick and Allie Joyce both added emphatic victories, winning their head-to-heads by scores of 86-40 and 87-70 respectively.
Oklahoma State improved to 6-4 and 3-2 in conference play. They will be back in action in two weeks when they host the Georgia Bulldogs for Senior Day.