Western Team Falls Short In 2nd Round
    Senior Allie Warkentin was the only Bulldog to win her point agaisnt the Auburn Tigers Friday evening.
    Senior Allie Warkentin was the only Bulldog to win her point agaisnt the Auburn Tigers Friday evening.

    April 14, 2012

    By Kelly Mason
    kelbel2@mail.fresnostate.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    2nd Round Consolation Bracket Get Acrobat Reader

    FRESNO, Calif. - In the Western area, the No. 8 Bulldogs fell to the No. 4 Auburn in the Second Round Consolation bracket Friday evening 7-1 which concluded their 2012 NCEA National Championship competition.

    After defeating No. 9 seed New Mexico State in the first round 6-2, the No. 8 Bulldogs competed against No. 1 Texas A&M in the First Round Bye game. They fell to the Aggies 8-0. Friday, the Bulldogs competed against No. 4 Auburn in the Second Round Consolation bracket falling 7-1.

    In a raw score total 1106.5-1084.5, the Bulldogs came close to the Auburn Tigers in multiple match-ups, but only one 'Dog actually earned her point in both Reining and Horsemanship. Senior Allie Warkentin, a native of Fresno, Calif., defeated Auburn's Danielle Long 140.5-132.5 to win her point in Horsemanship. In Reining, Ciara Kozlowski scored a team-high score of 138, falling to her opponent by only .5 of a point.

    The remainder of the NCEA National Championships will conclude Sunday. The final two Consolation brackets will finalize the third and fifth place finishers. Then the final championship match-ups will take place this afternoon to name the NCEA National Champions in all four events.

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