Nov. 20, 2009
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -
The No. 6 Baylor (2-4) equestrian team could not overcome an early deficit, falling to No. 9 New Mexico State (4-1) 10-5 Friday at the NM State Equestrian Center.
NMSU took an early 3-0 lead, winning three of the four in Equitation on the Flat. Mary Smitson tied Jennifer Friend to keep the Aggies from picking up the sweep.
Baylor picked up a pair of points in Equitation over Fences, earning a 2-2 tie. Heather Healy picked up a 77-74 win, while Kendra Vicary continued her perfect season, winning 86-70 and taking home MVP honors.
Needing a sweep for the win, Madelyn Mooney led off Reining with a 68-65.5 win. However, that would be the only point Baylor would pick up, as the Aggies' riders would pick up the final three points en route to a 10-5 win.
Baylor will look to bounce back on Saturday afternoon to take on No. 4 South Carolina beginning at 2:00 p.m.