STILLWATER, Okla. -- The No. 5 Auburn equestrian team capped a full weekend Saturday, defeating No. 3 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, 10-8. The Tigers improved to 4-3 on the year with the win.
"The team really rode great today," head coach Greg Williams said. "Oklahoma State is a very good team so it was rewarding to get a win against them on the road. Coach Jessica Braswell and coach Mary Meneely are really getting the squad dialed in for this last stretch before the post season."
Auburn snapped the Cowgirls' unbeaten streak at the Totusek Arena that dates back to the start of the 2016-17 season. OSU's last loss at home came at the hands of the Tigers in March of 2016 where No. 1 AU picked up a 10-9 victory to close out the regular season.
The Equitation Over Fences corps kicked off the day with a dominating performance, beating the Cowgirls, 4-1. Freshman Taylor St. Jacques picked up her second MOP of the event this weekend as she topped Katie Schell, 83-77. Junior Caitlin Boyle earned with 84 points in her victory, while classmates Hayley Iannotti and Ashton Alexander scored 79 points each in their wins.
Horsemanship followed with another solid performance for Auburn, going 3-1 against OSU. Junior Lauren Diaz scored a season-best 76.5 points in her win over Kirsten Chamberland. Freshmen Taylor Searles and Deanna Green also earned their way into the win column, scoring 75.5 and 73.5 points, respectively. That point total for Searles was a career high. Redshirt junior Kelsey Jung tied her opponent, 72-72.
Auburn went into the half with a 7-2 lead.
The Tigers picked up a pair of wins in Equitation on the Flat from Alexander and Boyle. Alexander defeated Maggie Drysch, 79-72, while Boyle topped Hannah Janson, 75-72.
Junior Betsy Brown secured the team win in Reining as she finished the weekend undefeated. Brown bested Danielle Cohen, 69.5-68.5.
The Tigers face another tough road trip, traveling to rival and No. 1 Georgia next weekend. Auburn and the Bulldogs will go head-to-head Feb. 10 in Bishop, Ga., with the first ride at 12 p.m. CT.
#5 AUBURN 10, #3 OKLAHOMA STATE 8
Equitation on the Flat
Ashton Alexander (AU) def. Maggie Drysch (OSU), 79-72
Caitlin Boyle (AU) def. Hannah Janson (OSU), 75-72
Carly Barrick (OSU) def. Hayley Iannotti (AU), 84-79
Abigail Brayman (OSU)* def. Becky Kozma (AU), 85-66
Taylor St. Jacques (AU) tied Katie Jones (OSU), 77-77
Equitation Over Fences
Taylor St. Jacques (AU)* def. Katie Schell (OSU), 83-77
Caitlin Boyle (AU) def. Maggie Drysch (OSU), 84-81
Carly Barrick (OSU) def. Alex Ladove (AU), 78-72
Hayley Iannotti (AU) def. Abigail Brayman (OSU), 79-76
Ashton Alexander (AU) def. Hannah Janson (OSU), 79-50
Kelsey Jung (AU) tied Maddie Bender (OSU), 72-72
Harley Huff (OSU)* def. Kara Kaufmann (AU), 76-75
Taylor Searles (AU) def. Sarah Miller (OSU), 75.5-72
Lauren Diaz (AU) def. Kirsten Chamberland (OSU), 76.5-68
Deanna Green (AU) def. Libby Collins (OSU), 73.5-71.5
Hannah Mitchell (OSU) def. Alexa Rivard (AU), 73-72.5
Stephanie Helsen (OSU) def. Ali Fratessa (AU), 71-67.5
Betsy Brown (AU) def. Danielle Cohen (OSU), 69.5-68.5
Ebba Lange (OSU) def. Blair McFarlin (AU), 72.5-70.5
Julia Purus (OSU)* def. Terri-June Granger (AU), 68.5-67.5
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