No. 3 Baylor equestrian (6-2, 1-1 Big 12) came away with a win in a close meet against No. 7 TCU (2-3, 0-2) this Saturday, at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.
In equitation over fences, Baylor secured its only point on Shannon Hogue’s ride with a score of 86. Through the first event, TCU carried the advantage at 3-1.
BU came back with a strong showing in horsemanship, securing points from Aspen Crew, Kelsie Holman, and Kaylee Mellott. Mellott led the group in scoring with a 74. The Bears eventually won the event 3-1 tying the total score at 6-6. Crew came away with MOP honors for the event.
After the break, a back and forth battle ensued on the flat. Savannah Jenkins started the scoring for Baylor with an 84, only to have two points in response by TCU.
Rachel Van Allen then tied it up at 2-2 with her own score of 80. With Alicia Gasser left to ride and a score of 87 by TCU, she took the flat and tied the score with her own 87. Jenkins earned MOP for the event.
With a 2-2 finish in the flat, the two sides stayed knotted up at 6-6 for the meet, entering reining for the fourth and final event of the day.
The two sides traded points and a tie for the first three rides, with a re-ride rewarded, tying the meet at 7-7. BU clinched the re-ride and the final ride, taking a 3-1 win in reining and a 9-7 victory in the meet. Baylor secured the points on rides from Charlotte Green, Georgia Smith, and Elizabeth Shank. Green led the group with a 71.
There was a total of four ties among individual riders
Alicia Gasser had a meet-high score of 87 in the flat for Baylor.
The next event for the Bears is Jan. 26th, against TCU in Fort Worth to begin its spring schedule.