Oct. 23, 2011
BETHANY, Conn. (SMU) - The SMU equestrian team defeated Sacred Heart, 8-0, Sunday morning at River's Edge Farm to conclude its east coast trip with a 3-0 record. Freshman Emma Roberts earned her second consecutive MVP honor over fences. The final raw score was SMU 627, Sacred Heart 526. With the win, the Mustangs are now 5-1 on the season.
"This morning was the perfect culmination of the weekend," assistant coach Natalie Burton said. "The team has been improving and building momentum every day, and the 8-0 win over Sacred Heart just shows how the hard work is paying off. It is a great time to be peaking performance-wise as we finish off the fall season with a couple of tough matches to come."
Roberts picked up her second MVP performance over fences in as many matches with an 81-30 win. Sophomore Julianna Fischer continued her strong weekend earning a point with a score of 82. Also earning points in equitation over fences were senior All-American Jordyn Pettersen (80) and sophomore Lauren Hogan (78).
Molly Osier led the Mustangs on the flat with an 82-68 victory. Fischer earned her second point of the match with her 73-66 win. Sophomore Renick Townsend (78) and freshman Courtney Line (73) also scored for the Mustangs.
Fischer won all six of her matches this weekend, while Roberts and Line each won all three of their respective points.
SMU returns to BuckBranch Farm to host South Carolina on Oct. 28.