Equestrian to Face Aggies after Two Wins
K-State will face second-seeded Texas A&M in Hunter Seat on Friday, while the Western squad will also square off against the Aggies, who are seeded fourth.
In first-round action, the fifth-seeded Wildcats blanked No. 12 Tennessee-Martin on the Western side, 8-0, while K-State, seeded seventh, moved on after taking the tiebreaker against
“Our riders started the competition on a really strong note,” Western head coach Casie Williamson said. “We had smart confident rides that put us in a good place for the rest of the weekend. We are counting on the Reiner’s to be strong in the morning and help us move on.”
Junior Alyssa Freeman picked up two wins on the day, one in Horsemanship by a score of 138.5-133 and in Reining, 142-0. Sophomore Laura Browne also provided a spark for K-State as she won her match, 145-136, in Horsemanship. Senior Lindsey Salsbury also performed well for K-State as she took home a win, 143-128, in Horsemanship.
In Reining, freshman Alecia Zimbelman picked up her ninth varsity win on the season, defeating Hannah Derks, 144-139.5. Sophomore Tara Hallan turned in a stellar ride with her 143-0 win over Elaine Haw, and sophomore Morgan Campbell also took home a win with a solid 145-132 win.
“Today was a good challenge for us,” Hunter Seat head coach Ashley Foster said. “
After managing only one win in Equation over Fences,
Senior Whitney Snyder had a terrific day picking up the only win in the Fences category for
Freshman Julie Wolfert picked up her fourth varsity win of the season as she won her match, 138-126, and Jenny Giraldin also helped K-State’s cause with a 144-89 win over Kayla Blair.
Results from the second round of the VENC will also be available online at kstatesports.com as they become available.
VENC Day One Hunter Seat Results:
April 17, 2008
Varsity Equitation over Fences
KSU 1 DSU 3
Varsity Equitation on the Flat
Leslie Yates KSU (128) vs. Elizabeth Tuttle DSU (135)
KSU 3 - DSU 1
VENC Day One Western Results:
April 17, 2008
Jana Lechtenberg KSU (145) vs. Kendra Leake UTM (138)
KSU 4 - UTM 0
KSU 4 UTM 0