Fresno State defeated by Auburn, 15-2
Sophomore Sydney Elliot earned one point for the 'Dogs in Horsemanship
Sophomore Sydney Elliot earned one point for the 'Dogs in Horsemanship

Sept. 28, 2013

By Jillian Bertolucci

FRESNO, Calif. -- In the second match of the opening weekend on the road, the Fresno State equestrian team fell 15-2 to No. 2 Auburn on Saturday.

In Equitation on the Flat, the Tigers outrode to `Dogs, earning four wins. Senior Hannah Flammang tied with Auburn rider Piper Donnelly, with a high score of 79.

"We were super excited about Hannah's performance in Equitation on the Flat," head coach Collins Daye said.

Freshman Sarah Schroeder lost to senior Auburn rider, Christina Lin, by one point in her first ride as a Bulldog.

"We are really happy with where we are riding at right now and how we competed with some of the best competition in the country," Daye said.

Although the `Dogs put up a strong fight, Fresno State earned no wins in Equitation over Fences.

On the Western side, sophomore Sydney Elliot earned the point in Horsemanship.

In Reining, freshman Taylor Brown, fresh off her MVP award in Friday's match against South Carolina, earned Fresno State's second point.

Overall, the `Dogs fell to the Tigers 1,523 to 1,424. Fresno State is now 0-2.

"We are very proud of the rides the girls put in today, but we need to eliminate the mistakes we made because we have another tough competition tomorrow," Daye said.

Fresno State will travel to Athens Sunday to take on Daye's alma mater, No. 1 Georgia, wrapping up the opening weekend on the road.

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