Red Defeats Blue in Annual Equestrian Scrimmage
    Sonya Koch earned MOP for Reining
    Sonya Koch earned MOP for Reining

    Oct. 13, 2013

    By Jillian Bertolucci
    jillbertolucci@gmail.com
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif.-- The Fresno State equestrian team competed on its home dirt for the last time in 2013 at the annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. In a close competition, the Red team defeated the Blue team 8-7.

    The Blue team took the lead in Equitation Over Fences. Blue team rider Kelsey Fraser earned the high score of 79, grabbing the Most Outstanding Player award of the event. Sarah Schroeder earned the only point for the Red team in this event with a 69.

    The Red team defeated the Blue team by one point in Equitation on the Flat. Dayle Fischer of the Red team earned the Most Outstanding Player title of this event with a high score of 75.

    "Dayle has been doing a great job for us on the flat this year," head coach Collins Daye said. "The first time she did this event was last year, and she has really continued to develop as a strong rider in that arena."

    On the Western side, assistant Western coach Eric Hubbard said he was proud of the way the girls rode.

    "We were happy to see a lot of the the things we have been working on in practice come into play in a competition from the people that are working towards improving in their positions," he said.

    In Reining, the Red team shut out the Blue team, 2-0. Sonya Koch of the Red team grabbed the Most Outstanding Player award for the event.

    "Sonya has always been consistent, but hasn't been able to break through, so it was exciting to see her come out and have a great ride today," Hubbard said.

     

     

    The teams tied in Horsemanship, but Shauna Woodward of the Blue team earned the title of Most Outstanding Player of the event with a score 73.5.

    "Shauna and Sonya will be graduating in December and leaving us," Daye said. "Both of them put down some nice trips for us, and we were very happy to have them here competing today."

    The Red team outrode the Blue team 1058.5-1022.5.

    "Overall today we had some strong rides, but we also had some kind of disappointing rides," head coach Collins Daye said. "We made some mistakes that we haven't made all season, so we are definitely going to come back and work on those before heading to Delaware State."

    The `Dogs hits the road again on Nov. 1 and 2 for a tournament against Sacred Heart, New Mexico State and Delaware State in Dover, Del. for the last competition of 2013.

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