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KSU wins fifth straight, beats South Dakota St.

By The Mercury

Behind two Most Outstanding Performer honors and a strong outing from the Hunter Seat team, the No. 6 Kansas State women’s equestrian team earned its fifth consecutive win on Saturday, defeating South Dakota State, 13-6 (1461.5-1315.5).

The Hunter Seat team once again had a marvelous day, besting South Dakota State 8-1. The Hunter Seat team has outscored opponents, 36-9, during its five meet win streak.

In Equitation Over Fences, K-State swept the discipline, 5-0, to start the day. Sophomore Madison Wayda gave the Wildcats the first point of the day after scoring a 77 on her ride.

In Equitation on the Flat, the Wildcats earned three points to seal another strong performance by the Hunter Seat team.

In the Western portion of the competition, the Wildcats were able to muster a 5-5 tie with the Jackrabbits.

In Reining, the Wildcats were led by sophomore Savannah Smith and freshman Kara Guy. Smith narrowly edged out Jessie Miller of South Dakota State, 72.5-71.5.

In Horsemanship, both teams competed well with the Wildcats coming out on top, 3-2. Junior Rachel Wetherell led the Wildcats after scoring a match high 74.5.

4-0-1. Junior Amelia Crites earned the Wildcats final point, earning a 73.5-72.5 decision over Lexus Hoffman. Junior Chayna DeNicolo scored a 71.5-51 win over Jessica Taylor for an exhibition win.

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