Feb. 8, 2009
DALLAS (SMU) --- The SMU equestrian team scored a 7-2 victory over Sacred Heart at the Park Lane Equestrian Center on Sunday. Erica Buie earned the MVP award over fences and Claire Wenholz was named MVP on the flat. SMU swept the season series with Sacred Heart after winning 10-0 on Oct. 10.
The Mustangs are now 3-6 on the season and 2-0 at home. SMU won equitation on the flat 3-1 with Wenholz earning a 75-58 victory in her MVP ride. Mallory Olson and Melissa Kowalchik also scored wins on the flat while Amanda Vining rode to a draw.
Head coach Ashley Schaeffer 's squad then dominated the fences portion with a 4-1 margin. Buie started the event with a 71-55 triumph that eventually earned her MVP status. The Mustangs won the next three rides by Emily Gardner, Kristen Collins, and Olson to finish with a 312-244 total points advantage on fences.
The Mustangs are also at home for their next four matches beginning with TCU on Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.
SMU def. SHC 7-2 (654-560)
EQUITATION ON THE FLAT - SMU def. SHC 3-1 (342-316)
Colleen Boothe, SHC def. Maia VanDyke, SMU 66-63
Claire Wenholz, SMU (MVP) def. Adrianna Dattoli, SHC 75-58
Amanda Vining, SMU ties Julie Law, SHC 60-60
Mallory Olson, SMU def. Claire Ryan, SHC 70-67
Melissa Kowalchick, SMU def. Alessandra Lyons, SHC 74-65
EQUITATION OVER FENCES - SMU def. SHC 4-1 (312-244)
Erica Buie, SMU (MVP) def. Alyssa Woronik, SHC 71-55
Emily Gardner, SMU def. Alessandra Lyons, SHC 68-0
Kristen Collins, SMU def. Adrianna Dattoli, SHC 68-64
Mallory Olson, SMU def. Claire Ryan, SHC 65-63
Julie Law, SHC def. Jordyn Pettersen, SMU 62-40