Auburn Equestrian Hunt Seat defeats Kansas State, Western falls to South Carolina
April 12, 2012
Waco, Texas -
The No. 5 Auburn equestrian team picked up a win in Hunt Seat, but fell in a tough matchup in Western on the first day of the 2012 National Collegiate Equestrian Championships on Thursday in Waco, Texas.
“We had a close win in Hunt Seat, but it is still a win,” Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. “We lost a tough one in Western, but I am proud of our girls. We are going to battle again tomorrow and plan on advancing to Saturday.”
The top-seeded Hunt Seat team defeated No. 9-seed Kansas State, 1119-1057, in raw score after the competition ended in a 4-4 tie, while the No. 4 seed Western team fell to fifth-seeded South Carolina, 5-3.
In the Hunt Seat arena, Auburn and Kansas State split both equitation events, 2-2, forcing the tie to be broken by raw score.
The Western riders tied, 2-2, in Horsemanship, but fell, 3-1, in Reining, giving South Carolina the advantage.
In Reining, Auburn’s lone point came from Roper’s 137-132 victory over Cody McMillion.
The Hunt Seat team will advance to the semifinal round of competition against No. 4-seed Baylor on Friday. The Western team moves to the consolation bracket and will face eighth-seeded Fresno State, after the Bulldogs fell to No. 1-seed Texas A&M, 8-0.
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