WACO, Texas – Local riders continue to do well for their teams in National Collegiate Equestrian Association action.
Madison Day, of Brick, N.J. scored twice as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (6-3, 2-1 Big 12) clinched a 11-8 home win over No. 7 Georgia (3-5, 2-2 SEC) on Feb. 23 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center in its first non-conference meet of the spring season.
The meet started off with fences, where BU battled the Bulldogs to a close 3-2 win in the discipline with Day, earning one of those points. In flat, BU claimed yet another 3-2 event with Day snagging a point.
Baylor improved to 6-0 at home this season with the win.
No. 2 Texas A&M Equestrian defeated No. 3 South Carolina, 13-6, on Feb. 23 at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas.
Caroline Dance of West Chester, Pa. secured the last point for the Aggies as they jumped out to a 4-1 lead in Equitation over Fences.
In Equitation on the Flat, Dance edged out her opponent, 76-75, to conclude the event. Honeoye Falls, N.Y. native, Madison Sellman rode to an 80-80 tie for South Carolina.
Oklahoma State's sixth-ranked equestrian team defeated No. 8 TCU, 12-8, in Totusek Arena in Stillwater, Okla.
Sophomore Natalie Alcorn of Somerset, Pa. won her matchup in horsemanship to continue her streak. Alcorn has now won four consecutive meets for OSU.
She helped the team take a 3-2 lead and win in its third-straight meet.
With the victory, the Cowgirls improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 Conference play. All four of OSU's victories have come at home, with each of its losses against top-10 ranked teams on the road.
Team rankings as of Feb. 26
2. Texas A&M
3. South Carolina
6. Oklahoma State
9. Fresno State
10. UT Martin
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