'Dogs Defeat Sacred Heart, 9-3, Earning First Win of the Season
Kirsten McKillop earned Most Outstanding Player in Horsemanship
Kirsten McKillop earned Most Outstanding Player in Horsemanship

Nov. 1, 2013

By Jillian Bertolucci

FRESNO, Calif.--The Fresno State Equestrian Team outrode Sacred Heart Friday for its first win of the season, defeating the Pioneers 9-3.

On the first day of a tournament hosted by Delaware State in Dover, Del., the `Dogs beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers, earning their first win this season.

"We are very proud of all of our riders today," head coach Collins Daye said.

In Equitation on the Flat, freshman Sarah Schroeder and senior Dayle Fischer earned the first two points for Fresno State.

In Equitation over Fences, the `Dogs shutout the Pioneers, 3-0. Schroeder, Fischer and senior Belle Calkin earned the points. Calkin earned the Most Outstanding Player award for this event.

On the Western side, Fresno State earned another shutout in Horsemanship, taking all three points from the Pioneers. Junior Kirsten McKillop, senior Rio Haack and sophomore Sydney Elliot earned the wins. McKillop was awarded Most Outstanding Player for this event.

The `Dogs fell to the Pioneers, 2-1, in Reining. McKillop earned the only Fresno State point in this event.

"We had some difficult horses today, but the girls rode great," Daye said.

Overall, Fresno State defeated Sacred Heart, 9-3.

The tournament continues tomorrow, as Fresno State takes on New Mexico State and Delaware State.

"We are looking forward to hopefully riding just as well tomorrow," Daye said.



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