Mustangs Tie Kansas State, Fall On Tiebreaker In NCEA Championships
April 13, 2012
WACO, Texas (SMU) - The No. 5 SMU equestrian team tied No. 9 Kansas State, 4-4, but fell on the raw score tiebreaker, 1115-1070, ending the Mustangs' season in the consolation bracket of the National Collegiate Equestrian Championship Friday at the Extraco Events Center.
"I am so proud of this young team led by an exception senior in Jordyn Pettersen," head coach Haley Schoolfield said. "We have come a long way in a short time. This team had great rides the entire tournament and was a great representation of SMU."
Kansas State opened the meet with a 3-1 win on the flat. Sophomore Julianna Fischer earned the point for SMU with a 135-130 decision over Madison Wayda.
The Mustangs stormed back with a strong performance, claiming a 3-1 victory in equitation over fences. After SMU dropped the first point, senior captain Jordyn Pettersen wrapped up her Mustang career with a 128-121 win against Sarah Mershon. Freshman All-American Emma Roberts concluded her stellar rookie season with a dominating 144-122 performance against Wayda. Freshman Courtney Line tied the meet 4-4 with her 156-149 defeat of Kali Yates.
SMU and Kansas State finished the meet knotted a four points apiece, but the Wildcats advanced on a 1115-1070 raw score advantage.
No. 9 Kansas State 4 (1115) def. No. 5 SMU 4 (1070)
Flat - Kansas State 3 (570), SMU 1 (495)
Fences - SMU 3 (575), Kansas State 1 (549)