Auburn equestrian falls to No. 7 Oklahoma State

Feb. 1, 2014

Cheyenne Cracraft in reining (Anthony Hall photo)
 

Auburn
Auburn
(7-2, 2-1 SEC)

 
Fences
Flat
Reining
H'ship
F
 (7) Okla. State
3
3
2
3
11
 (2) Auburn
2
2
3
2
9

Okla. State
(4-2, 1-2 Big 12)
 

DOVER, Dela. -- The second-ranked Auburn equestrian team suffered its second loss of the season on Saturday, when it fell to No. 7 Oklahoma State, 11-9 in Dover, Dela.

The Tigers (7-2, 2-1 SEC) fell to an early 2-3 deficit after equitation on the flat, where the only Auburn winners were Jennifer Delman and Elizabeth Benson.

The meet then turned to the western disciplines. Horsemanship also fell 2-3 to the Cowboys with victories from Stephanie Rucci, her first of two wins, and Lacy Watson. As they have done all season, the reining lineup won 3-2 behind strong rides by Katsy Leeman, Cheyenne Cracraft and Rucci.

Auburn was down 8-7 to Oklahoma State heading into the final event of the day, the Tigers' strongest, equitation over fences. However, the squad was only able to pull out two head-to-head wins by Demi Stiegler and Christina Lin.

Auburn returns home to start SEC competition on Saturday, Feb. 15 as they play host to Texas A&M. Meet time is set for 1 p.m. CT.