Mustangs Defeat UTM In NCEA Championships, Face Baylor Tonight
April 12, 2012
WACO, Texas (SMU) - The No. 5 SMU Mustangs advanced to the second round of the National Collegiate Equestrian Championship for the first time in school history with a 5-3 defeat of No. 12 Tennessee-Martin on Thursday at the Extraco Events Center. Senior captain Jordyn Pettersen led the Mustangs, earning two victories for SMU.
The teams opened the competition by splitting the flat 2-2. Pettersen defeated Caroline Cramer 125-113. Freshman All-American Emma Roberts also tallied a point with a 111-105 win over Kara Bergenty. Sophomore Julianna Fischer suffered a one-point loss to Mykaela Van Selus 137-136. Freshman Courtney Line fell to Hunter Ralston.
The Mustangs had an impressive 3-1 performance in equitation over fences to earn the win. Pettersen earned her second point of the afternoon with 164-131 victory. Line had a dominant 161-108 decision over Katie Miranda. Fischer also posted a point with 156-144 win against Reid Ricket. Roberts was edged 149-145 by Bergenty.
SMU faces No. 4 Baylor at 5 p.m. To follow live, click here.
No. 5 SMU 5 (998) def. No. 12 UTM 3 (1,026)
Flat 2-2 - UTM 2 (494), SMU 2 (372)
Fences 3-1 - SMU 3 (626), UTM 1 (532)