Nov. 22, 2013
WACO, Texas – The No. 1-ranked Baylor equestrian team fell in a heartbreaker to Auburn Friday, 10-9 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. The Bears were outscored 6-4 in hunt seat events, and Baylor edged the Tigers in western events, 5-4.
However, for the third-straight time Auburn came out victorious dating back to the Tigers’ two wins over Baylor in the NCEA national championships last season.
Auburn took 3-2 wins in both fences and flat before Baylor rebounded with a 3-1 victory in horsemanship. BU’s Mary Brown and Auburn’s Stephanie Rucci tied with 72.5 points apiece in horsemanship, resulting in no fifth point scored.
The Bears followed by winning 3-2 in reining, but the Tigers held the one-point edge in the final tally.
Baylor dropped to 5-2 on the season while Auburn improved to 4-1 on the season.
- Baylor’s Samantha Schaefer earned MOP honors in fences with a score of 87.
- The Bears’ Bryn Lindley earned MOP honors in horsemanship with a score of 75.5
- Baylor’s Claire Edwards earned MOP honors in reining with a score of 72
Baylor’s fall-semester portion of the 2013-14 schedule concluded with Friday’s meet, and the Bears will resume competition February 8 against Delaware State at home.