Fresno State Defeats SMU, Sweeps Tournament
    Freshman Taylor Brown
    Freshman Taylor Brown

    Feb. 22, 2014

    By Jillian Bertolucci
    jillbertolucci@gmail.com
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. --The Fresno State equestrian team defeated Southern Methodist University, 10-5, sweeping the tournament against the Mustangs and the No. 2 Baylor Bears.

    "This is huge for us," interim head coach Eric Hubbard said. "Ecstatic is the best way to put it."

    Coming off of yesterday's upset over No. 2 Baylor, Hubbard said the team was feeling confident for today's competition.

    "You can never be too confident, though" he said. "We wanted to take the confidence we had from yesterday, but still ride smart and with focus."

    Fresno State dominated the Mustangs in both the hunt seat and western categories. The `Dogs grabbed six points in the hunt seat and four from the western rides.

    The team also earned three of the four Most Outstanding Player awards. Macy Wilson earned the title for her ride in equitation on the flat with a score of 82. Sydney Elliot took MOP for horsemanship, and Taylor Brown earned her third MOP award of the season in reining.

    "This is it," Hubbard said. "This was our only home competition, so to have this happen is amazing."

    In addition to the competition, eight seniors were honored: Belle Calkin, Dayle Fischer, Hannah Flammang, Rio Haack, Whitney Kittle, Sonya Koch, Chelsie Stone and Shauna Woodward.

     

     

    The `Dogs hit the road again and seek to continue their winning streak on March 28 and 29 at Brookings, South Dakota for a non-conference tournament against South Dakota State University, University of Texas at Martin and Delaware State University.

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