By Kelly Mason
March 3, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - It was another beautiful day out at the Student Horse Center where the Bulldogs hosted their final home event of the season. It was a Red and Blue team scrimmage, where the Blue team captured the victory 11-8.
The morning kicked off with Equitation over Fences where Dayle Fischer (79) earned her point and the MVP honor for the Red team. Senior Nicole Roworth also scored a point for the Red team with a high score of 77. For the Blue team Hillary West (72) and Chelsie Stone (74) both won their points, concluding the event with a tie between the teams, 2-2.
Horsemanship started quickly after the Fences event and ended in a Red and Blue teams tie 3-3. Sydney Coletti picked up the MVP honor with a score of 72 for the Blue team. Lauren Crivelli (74.5) and Sophia Harik (72) also won their points for the Blue team. For the Red team Christa Beezley (73), Whitney Kittle (66) and Kirsten McKillop (69.5) earned wins.
Equitation on the Flat was next where Kimberly HewsonBudnik earned the MVP with a scrimmage-high score of 84. The Blue team defeated the Red team 4-1 in this event with Hannah Flammang (61), Kimberly Steinbuch (78), Lauren Carr (74) and HewsonBudnik picking up wins. Allie Mackey was the lone Bulldog on the Red team to win her point with a 59.
The scrimmage concluded with Reining where Lauren Crivelli earned the MVP title with a score of 71 for the Blue team and Amanda Lawrence also earned a point with a 68.5. On the Blue team Ciara Kozlowski (72.5) and senior captain Shawna McClurg (69.5) each earned their points tying the event total, 2-2.
The Red and Blue team tied in every event except in Equitation on the Flat. The Bulldogs will use this scrimmage to prepare for their competition next weekend when they travel to Las Cruces, N.M. to compete against New Mexico State and Auburn.
Final Results: Red Team 8, Blue Team 11 (Red Team listed first)
Equitation on the Flat: Red 1, Blue 4
MVP: Kimberly HewsonBudnik (Blue Team)
Tara Polkalba (0) fell to Hannah Flammang (61)
Allison Mackey (59) defeated Marisa Mohn (56)
Holly Elsbernd (58) fell to Kimberly Steinbuch (78)
Macy Wilson (74) tied Tylinda Arthur (74)
Nicole Roworth (80) fell to Kimberly HewsonBudnik (84)
Lanie Madrazo (72) fell to Lauren Carr (74)
Equitation over Fences: Red 2, Blue 2
MVP: Dayle Fischer (Red Team)
Dayle Fischer (79) defeated Kimberly HewsonBudnik (40)
Holly Elsbernd (64) fell to Hillary West (72)
Kara Spicer (73) fell to Chelsie Stone (74)
Nicole Roworth (77) defeated Belle Calkin (70)
Hunt Seat Total: Red 3, Blue 6
Horsemanship: Red 3, Blue 3
MVP: Sydney Coletti (Blue Team)
Christa Beezley (73) defeated Allie Warkentin (71.5)
Linne' Beason (64) fell to Sydney Coletti (2)
Whitney Kittle (66) defeated Shauna Woodward (64)
Sammie Jo Stone (74) fell to Lauren Crivelli (74.5)
Rio Haack (69.5) fell to Sophia Harik (72)
Kirsten McKillop (69.5) defeated Bryn Boyett (69)
Reining: Red 2, Blue 2
MVP: Lauren Crivelli (Blue Team)
Sonya Koch (62.5) tied Sydney Coletti (62.5)
Ciara Kozlowski (72.5) defeated Carolyn Carter (65)
Shawna McClurg (69.5) defeated Kirsten McKillop (62)
Brigid O'Leary (70) fell to Lauren Crivelli (71)
Christa Beezley (66.5) fell to Amanda Lawrence (68.5)
Western Total: Red 5, Blue 5
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