Feb. 10, 2007
WACO, Texas - Baylor's equestrian team dropped their second straight match this spring with a 9-7 loss to Georgia Sat., Feb. 10 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. Overall this season the Bears are 3-4 with two shows remaining.
After the first round of events, Georgia led the Bears 5-4. The teams split points in Flat rides, each school earning two points. Baylor's Nicole Brown (68) and Mary Smitson (67) tallied the Flat points. The discipline's MPV honors went to Georgia's Logan Fiorentino.
Meanwhile in Horsemanship, Baylor earned only a single point recorded by Amanda Graber (74.5) who was also awarded MVP. Georgia won the discipline 3-1.
Heading into Fences and Reining, Georgia held a slight advantage 5-3. The Bears again tied with the Bulldogs each earning two points. Brown (77) against recorded a Baylor points as did Analisa Muti (76). But another Bulldog took the MVP honor; Haylie Jayne's 83-point ride earned her the award.
Georgia still led by two as Reining patterns began. Baylor needed at least three of the four points available in the discipline but managed to earn only two. Beth Banister (67.5) and Valtie Riddle (67.5) earned the Bears final points. Banister also picked up the Reining Horsemanship MVP award.
The loss takes the Bears to a 3-5 record on the season. They return to action Sat., Feb. 24 hosting Big 12 foe Kansas State at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. Show scores will be posted at www.baylorbears.com.