Dogs Down Frogs
Sept. 27, 2008
Fresno State earned its' first win of the equestrian season with a tie-break victory of the TCU Horned Frogs in the first round of the Willis Invitational at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
The Dogs edged the Horned Frogs 705.5 to 701.5 in the combined cumulative score after each team won six head-to-head matches.
Lisa Wells earned Fresno State's lone win in three matches in Equitation over Fences with a score of 68 to defeat Jessica Hagen by six points.
Cambria Kissell rode well with a score of 70, but lost her match to Tassie Munroe.
The Dogs swept the Equitation on the Flat as Tarynn Shada, Kelsey Bullock and Kimberly Hewson-Budnik each earning wins. Hewson-Budnik, a freshman, had her best score as a Bulldog with an 84 to easily defeat Hagen by seven points.
TCU took two of the three matches in Western Horsemanship. Adriane Smith scored a 67.5 to win her match by 10.5 points.
Jillian Tebbe had Fresno State's only win in reining with a 68.5 score.
In Fresno State's second match of the day, they were beaten by the host Bears of Baylor by a score of 10-2. The Bulldogs earn both of their points in Reining as Keri Blackledge and Elizabeth Thomasian earned victories.
The Dogs closed out their final match of the day with a tough loss to WAC rival New Mexico State 8-4. Fresno State won one match in each event.
Tebbe scored a 69 to win her reining match. Madison Silver's 71 score in Western Horsemanship earn her a victory over Codi Binkerd. Lisa Wells won MVP honors in Equitation over Fences with a score of 84 points and captain Kelsey Bullock won her match in Equitation on the Flat.
Up next for the Dogs is a dual match at South Dakota State on October 11.
Join the State - Fresno State! The Bulldogs open the 2008-09 home schedule when the Oklahoma State Cowgirls come to campus on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. Admission is free.