March 8, 2012
Auburn, Ala. -
The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team (7-3) is set to travel to Las Cruces, N.M., for two days of competition against No. 8 New Mexico State (8-6) and Fresno State (7-6). Competition is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CT on Friday at the New Mexico State Equestrian Center.
"This will be a new arena and set of horses for us to compete on," Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. "We at least will be competing against Fresno state there in our second meet on neutral horses. We have a good group of girls who are ready to compete, and we are looking forward to getting there."
Against New Mexico State, competing for Auburn in Equitation over Fences will be Quincy Hayes, Christina Lin, Grace Socha, and Jennifer Waxman. Melena Smith will serve as the alternate.
Equitation on the Flat will feature Anna Becker, Jennifer Delman, Christina Lin and Grace Socha, with Lindsay Portela as the alternate.
Competing in Western Horsemanship will be Kristin Hansen, Katsy Leeman, Danielle Long and Indy Roper. Katie Buff is the alternate.
In Reining, Auburn will ride Cheyenne Cracraft, Kristin Hansen, Indy Roper and Stephanie Rucci. Jillian Fuller will serve as the alternate.
Against Fresno State, competing in Equitation over Fences will be Piper Donnelly
, Christina Lin
, Grace Socha
and Jennifer Waxman
. Quincy Hayes
will serve as the alternate.
Equitation on the Flat will feature Christina Lin, Lindsay Portela, Grace Socha and Melena Smith, with Anna Becker as the alternate.
Competing in Western Horsemanship will be Katie Buff, Katsy Leeman, Indy Roper and Stephanie Rucci. Danielle Long is the alternate.
In Reining, Auburn will ride Cheyenne Cracraft, Jillian Fuller, Kristin Hansen and Indy Roper. Stephanie Rucci will serve as the alternate.
Auburn is coming off two losses, falling to now top-ranked Georgia at home and to No. 5 South Carolina on the road, after defeating Oklahoma State to open the spring portion of the season.
New Mexico State is coming off a 12-6 win at home over No. 10 TCU on Feb. 25, while Fresno State is looking to rebound after a 17-1 loss to Georgia and 9-8 loss to Baylor in Athens, Ga., Feb. 25-26.