Mustangs Drop 11-7 Decision To No. 5 New Mexico State

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Feb. 15, 2014

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Freshman Morgan Redwine recorded her first career MOP in horsemanship, but the SMU equestrian team fell to No. 5 New Mexico State by a count of 11-7 on Saturday at the New Mexico State Equestrian Center. The competition was the Mustangs' spring opener. Despite the loss, the Mustangs outscored the Aggies in raw score by a count of 1501-1433.5.

"We won in raw score in hunterseat, western and overall today, which is very respectable," head coach Natalie Burton said. "Taking a young team on the road is always challenging, but I thought that we executed very well as a team today, and rode mistake free. That'll give us some confidence when we head to California next week."

New Mexico State won hunterseat 5-4, with SMU juniors Greer Hindle and Emma Roberts picking up the lone flat points, while Roberts and sophomore Schaefer Raposa scored the Mustangs' two fences points. Roberts made her first flat appearance of the year and recorded her third fences win of the season. Hindle picked up her third flat win of the season, and Raposa scored her eighth point over fences for SMU in 2013-14.

Redwine's MOP ride provided the Mustangs their lone horsemanship point, while freshmen Jaclyn White and Hannah McCain inked reining points for the Mustangs. White and McCain both picked up their second reining victories of the season on Saturday.

SMU will return to the road next week for a pair of match-ups in Fresno, Calif., as the Mustangs take on Fresno State on Friday and Baylor on Saturday.