HewsonBudnik Earns MVP Against No. 7 Baylor
Redshirt senior Kimberly HewsonBudnik takes home her first MVP honor of the season.
Redshirt senior Kimberly HewsonBudnik takes home her first MVP honor of the season.

Nov. 9, 2012

By Kelly Mason

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FRESNO, Calif. - Despite outscoring No. 7 Baylor in the raw score 1522-1480.5, the Fresno State equestrian team fell 14-6 to the Bears Friday in Waco, Texas.

"The team rode really, really well today," said head coach Collins Daye. "I am very proud of everyone and we just got out ridden. They [Baylor] have been competing since September and this was our first competition so we did a really good job. We are almost there though and I am very happy with how the team is showing."

Senior Kimberly HewsonBudnik led the Bulldogs in both English events scoring two points and earning her first MVP honor of the season. She put up very high scores in both Equitation on the Flat (86) and Equitation over Fences (89), winning her MVP in the later.

The 'Dogs fell 1-4 in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences, even with multiple high scores by the Bulldog riders. There were a handful of riders who scored in the 80s including: Hannah Flammang on the Flat (84), Dayle Fischer (83) and Hillary West (81) over Fences.

In the Western Events, the Bulldog Reining team defeated the Bears 3-2. Fresno State top returners Sydney Coletti (73.5), Lauren Crivelli (71.5), and Ciara Kozlowski (70.5) each won their points in the competition helping contribute to the Bulldogs team total.

"Reining really pulled it out today and we are super proud of them," said Daye. "They did an excellent job. Our freshman Sydney Elliott did a great job for her first competition, she put down great trips."

Horsemanship was the final event of the day where senior Christa Beezley won her point scoring a 79 beating out her opponent by half of a point. In Horsemanship the Bears defeated the 'Dogs 4-1 to wrap up the competition.

"We were just a hair off in a jump or two and we just need to raise it up to one more notch," said Daye. "Baylor put on a beautiful show, it was a really awesome competition and the judging was very accurate. I am very happy with how the competition went today. We can definitely take today and learn from it."

The Fresno State equestrian team will conclude its weekend of competition in Texas Saturday in College Station as they compete against Texas A&M.

Reining: Fresno State 3, Baylor 2
Olivia Rodgers 74** def. Sonya Koch 69.5
Claire Edwards 69 falls to Sydney Coletti 73.5
Parris Rice 0 falls to Lauren Crivelli 71.5
Shelbey Jackson 71 def. Kirsten McKillop 70.5
Katherine Berg 70 falls to Ciara Kozlowski 70.5

Equitation Over Fences: Baylor 4, Fresno State 1
AshleyAnn McGehee 73 def. Amanda Postel 65
Paige Parker 79 def. Lisa Beach 75
Taylor Brown 80 falls to Kimberly HewsonBudnik 89**
Sue Carol Thompson 84 def. Hillary West 81
Samantha Schaefer 86 def. Dayle Fischer 83

Equitation of the Flat: Baylor 4, Fresno State 1
Taylor Brown 86** def. Hannah Flammang 84
Jenny Mitchell 77 def. Lisa Beach 69
Paige Parker 81 def. Hillary West 77
Samantha Schaefer 80 def. Macy Wilson 79
Lindsey Otis 81 falls to Kimberly HewsonBudnik 86

Horsemanship: Baylor 4, Fresno State 1
Rachel Nankerris 76.5 def. Kirsten McKillop 72.5
Mary Brown 76** def. Katelyn Haynes 75
Gillian Chant 78.5 falls to Christa Beezley 79
Parris Rice 80.5 def. Sydney Elliott 76
Bryn Lindley 78 def. Lauren Crivelli 76.5

**Denotes MVP.

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