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)
Julianna Fischer 135 def. Madison Wayda 130
Meredith Finch 150 def. Courtney Line 122
Larissa Laffey 147 def. Rachel Reid 138
Rachel Webster 143 def. Madeleine Stover 100
Fences - SMU 3 (575), Kansas State 1 (549)
Catherine Avolese 157 def. Julianna Fischer 147
Jordyn Pettersen 128 def. Sarah Mershon 121
Emma Roberts 144 def. Madison Wayda 122
Courtney Line 156 def. Kali Yates 149