Bulldogs Defeat Aggies
Hillary West earned her point in Equitation over Fences scoring a 168.

Hillary West earned her point in Equitation over Fences scoring a 168.

March 24, 2013

By Kelly Mason

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State equestrian team defeated the New Mexico State Aggies 9-7, Saturday afternoon to conclude the Skyhawk Tournament in Martin, Tenn. The 'Dogs went 1-1 on the weekend, after falling to the University of Tennessee Martin in a close match Friday that came down to the raw scores following an 8-8 tie.

In the English events, the Bulldogs tied 4-4 picking up two points in each event. On the Flat sophomore Macy Wilson earned her second point of the tournament scoring a 172 and senior Kimberly HewsonBudnik earned her third point of the weekend scoring a 149.

In Equitation over Fences, Hillary West scored a 168 defeating her opponent who scored a 160. Belle Calkin also earned a point with her score of 159, squeaking past her opponent's score of 158.

In the Western events, Fresno State defeated NMSU 5-3. In Horsemanship freshman Sydney Elliott scored a 139 earning her first point of the season. Lauren Crivelli also earned a point with her score of 148.5.

In Reining, Crivelli picked up her second point of the match scoring a 148. Also earning points were Kirsten McKillop with a 142.5 and Sydney Coletti with a 139.

These two matches were the final of the Bulldogs regular season competition. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association national championships will be held in Waco, Texas this year from April 18-20 where the top twelve teams in the nation attend.



Fresno State vs. New Mexico State Scores

Equitation on the Flat, 2-2
Macy Wilson 172 def. Laura Bostwick 144
Dayle Fischer 144 falls to Hannah Swarthwout 152
Lanie Madrazo 141 falls to Emily McConnel 148
Kimberly HewsonBudnik 149 def. Amber Tassel 146

Equitation over Fences, 2-2
Kimberly HewsonBudnik 139 falls to Hannah Swarthwout 144
Hillary West 168 def. Laura Bostwick 160
Dayle Fischer 138 falls to Emily McConnel 162
Belle Calkin 159 def. Amber Tassel 158

Horsemanship, 2-2
Sydney Elliott 139 def. Rianna Story 138.5
Kirsten McKillop 136 falls to Lauren DeVoe 145
Shauna Woodward 136 falls to Jessica Woolsey 144
Lauren Crivelli 148.5 def. Clarissa Edgerton 139.5

Reining , 3-1
Kirsten McKillop 142.5 def. Bryn Larson 142
Lauren Crivelli 148 def. Marissa Bartmann 141
Ciara Kozlowski 142 falls to Stefanie Storey 143.5
Sydney Coletti 139 def. Haley Newkirk 137.5

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