April 17, 2014
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BU vs. UT Martin Results
WACO, Texas - The Baylor equestrian team advanced to Friday's quarterfinals Thursday with a 12-4 win over UT Martin at the Extraco Center in the opening round of the NCEA Championship.
The Lady Bears picked up their 10th win of the season, but more importantly advanced to face No. 3-seeded Georgia Friday.
Baylor, the No. 6 seed, took all four disciplines by a score of 3-1 and out-dueled No. 11 seed UT Martin to move on. It was Baylor's second win over UT Martin this season after an early win Sept. 28, 11-5.
Baylor last faced Georgia Oct. 12, 2012 when the Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the NCEA, and the Lady Bears fell 14-10.
- Shelbey Jackson, Katherine Berg and Jessica Leach all won points for the Bears in reining.
- Sam Schaefer, Jennifer Mitchell and Alicia Gasser earned points for Baylor in flat.
- Baylor widened the gap to 9-3 with a 3-1 victory in fences. Gasser, Schaefer and Paige Parker all earned points for Baylor.
- The Bears ended the meet with a 3-1 win in horsemanship. Rachel Nankervis, Gillian Chant, and Parris Rice all earned points contributing to Baylor's victory.
THEY SAID IT
Baylor Head Coach Ellen White on BU's performance ...
"I thought the girls rode well today. We have a few things to clean up for tomorrow, but I feel and the girls feel we are ready."
Baylor and Georgia are set to square off at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning for the quarterfinals round. The Bulldogs had a first round bye.