Sept. 12, 2009
Baylor (2-0) picked up a pair of wins, defeating Miami (Ohio) 15-1 and TCU 8-7, to take the Willis Invitational title for the second-straight season. Torrential rainfall caused the two-day event to be moved indoors.
"I was so impressed with how the team and horses responded this weekend," head coach Ellen White said. "We have a lot of depth, and we haven't even shown the freshmen yet. This was a terrific way to get the season started."
Baylor continued its dominance over Miami (Ohio) in Equitation over Fences, scoring a 3-1 victory in the morning's first event. BU's Brooke Biddle took MVP with an 82-68 win over Madison Smith, while Amanda Miller picked up a 79-60 win against Alex Hollern. Katie Ross earned the third point, defeating Jessica Yeager, 72-70. Miami's lone point came with a 59-50 over Abby McCormick.
The Bears wrapped up their win over Miami with a 4-0 victory in Reining led by Madelyn Mooney's MVP score of 70.5. Amber Mooney defeated Mallory Hill, who scratched, with a 70. Katie Buss picked up a 69.5-63 win against Leslie Coen. Finally, Cody Wooten took a 67-64.5 victory over Alexa Mainella.
The Bears started off with a 3-1 victory over the Horned Frogs in Equitation over Fences, as Heather Healy won MVP honors with a 75-73 win over Tassie Munroe. Kara Fergusson took a 69-64 win against Victoria Lee, while Kendra Vicary scored a team-high 79 points in her win over Callie Selchau. TCU scored its point with a 74-70 victory by Tayler Frederick.
Baylor picked up another 3-1 win in Equitation on the Flats, as Mary Smitson picked up MVP honors with a 91-86 win. Heather Healy recorded an 84-76 win, while Faith Morris squeaked out a close 74-73 win. TCU earned its point with an 84-78 win by Tassie Munroe.
The Bears got a 2-1 win in Horsemanship to put away the win, picking up points from Allison Orosz and Lindsay Douglas. That gave Baylor an 8-3 lead, and even though TCU picked up all four points in Reining, the Bears came away with the 8-7 win.
Baylor will be back in action on Oct. 16 at Oklahoma State.