Equestrian Shines in Home Opener Win
Oct. 8, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Bulldog equestrian team trounced New Mexico State 15-5 and three Bulldogs picked up MVP in Fresno State's home opener at the Student Horse Center on Saturday.
"I was very happy with the performance the whole team delivered today," English coach Julia Scrivani said. "This is the outstanding riding I see everyday in practice and it was wonderful to see everyone was at the top of their competitive edge."
The Bulldogs' Lauren Crivelli (Horsemanship), Dayle Fischer (Equitation over Fences) and Macy Wilson (Equitation on the Flat) delivered the top performances on a day that featured strong showings throughout the event.
"Today's performance reflected what our team is capable of achieving," Western coach Stephanie Reeves said. "While we had some outstanding individual performances, the real accomplishment was seeing the ladies come together as a team to win 15-5."
Fresno State (4-4) is off for the next three weeks before hosting Stanford on Oct. 29.
FRESNO STATE 15, NEW MEXICO STATE 5
Equitation on the Flat (FS 4, NMSU 1)
Equitation over Fences (FS 4, NMSU 1)
MVP: Dayle Fischer (FS)
Fresno State's Kara Spicer (76) defeated NMSU's Amber Tassel (72)
NMSU's Amy Lang (78) defeated Fresno State's Kimberly Hewson Budnik (75)
Fresno State's Dayle Fischer (85) defeated NMSU's Laura Bostwick (77)
Fresno State's Holly Elsbernd (79) defeated NMSU's Emily McConnell (68)
Fresno State's Hillary West (81) defeated NMSU's Elizabeth Soloman (40)
Horsemanship (FS 4, NMSU 1)
Horsemanship (FS 3, NMSU 2)
"We Are Your Team!" --- Fresno State returns to the Student Horse Center for an Oct. 29 date with Stanford. You can always stay connected with the Bulldogs on Facebook and Twitter (@FSAthletics).