Equestrian team loses at Baylor, 12-7

By The Mercury

WACO, Texas — A two-meet road trip got off to a rough start for the fourth-ranked Kansas State equestrian team, as the Wildcats dropped a decision to No. 6 Baylor, 12-7, Friday.

The Hunter seat team mustered up strong scores, but was unable to overcome Baylor. It ended the day 4-6.

Captain Rachel Webster picked up two wins on the day, winning in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over fences. She defeated Taylor Brown, 76-69, to give K-State one if its points in Equitation on the Flat.

Sophomore Madison Wayda earned the other point, easily besting Melanie Appel, 74-60.

In Equitation Over Fences, Shana Barnett picked up her second win of the spring season, edging out her Baylor counterpart, 82-81. Webster had one of the best rides for K-State in the discipline, scoring an 85 in her outing and scoring a point for the Wildcats.

The Western team faced tough competition, going 3-6 against Baylor’s Western team.

Amelia Crites got things started for the Wildcats in Horsemanship, picking up a 74-72 win over Bryn Lindley. Rachel Wetherell added the second point for K-State in the discipline, putting together a ride that scored a 73 and was enough to best Rachel Nankervis, who scored a 69.5.

Captain Sam Etsell was the lone Wildcat to record a point in Reining. The senior carded a score of 70, which was just enough to get past Katherine Berg, who posted a 69.5

K-State returns to home action March 8 when No. 5 South Carolina comes to Timbercreek Stables.

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