Schlosberg scores big over jumps; Vixens fall to No. 6 SMU

Schlosberg scores big over jumps; Vixens fall to No. 6 SMU

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — The Sweet Briar NCEA team led 3-2 over jumps against the No. 6 SMU Mustangs, before the visitors fought back on the flat to earn a 6-3 victory over the Vixens at the Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center on Friday morning.

The Vixens (0-1) kicked off the morning with a strong ride from senior Emily Schlosberg (Fairfax, Va.), who would go on to win Most Outstanding Performer over fences. Schlosberg rode Dimitri to an 82 from the judges, which would hold as the highest score of any rider in over fences or on the flat. Schlosberg would earn the Vixens' first point of the season as the Mustang's (1-0) Kelie Brittan scored a 76 over fences. 

Sweet Briar sophomore Lily Peterson (Ashland, Va.) rode Teddy to a 75.5, which would earn a team point for the Vixens as Teddy and SMU's Tali DeJong would score a 74.

The final point for the Vixens over fences came as first-year Maggie Fraley (White Haven, Pa.) earned 75 points on Dorado, while Brtt Burlington scored 69 for the Mustangs.

Sophomore Katie Balding (Williamsburg, Va.) earned a 70-70 draw with Nora Gray of SMU, while riding Baco on the flat.

SMU earned four points on the flat to pick up the 6-3 team score, with a raw score of 1726 to the Vixens' 1712.5.

Most Outstanding Performer on the flat was awarded to SMU's Haley Zimmerman, after she earned a 72 on Navarre, while Schlosberg picked up the honor over fences.

Three Sweet Briar riders made their collegiate debut on Friday as Maggie Fraley (White Haven, Pa.) competed over fences and on the flat, Britt Larson-Jackson (Washington, D.C.) competed over fences and Charlotte Hadley (Tiverton, R.I.) rode on the flat.

The Vixens hit the road to the Dovington Training Center in Felton, Del. on October 7 for a pair of meets. Sweet Briar will compete against host Delaware State and in a neutural site meet against Converse.


Equitation over Fences

Emily Schlosberg, SBC 82 Dimitri 76 Kelsie Brittan, SMU
Tali DeJong, SMU 74 Teddy 75.5 Lily Peterson, SBC
Britt Larson-Jackson, SBC 78 Calvin 80 Vivian Yowan, SMU
Nora Gray, SMU 77 Aate 73 Katie Balding, SBC
Maggie Fraley, SBC 75 Dorado 69 Brett Burlington, SMU


Equitation on the Flat

Nora Gray, SMU 70 Baco 70 Katie Balding, SBC  
Charlotte Hadley, SBC 67 Emmett 69 Lexi Murphy, SMU
Vivian Yowan, SMU   71 Mo'Bay 60 Lily Peterson, SBC  
Maggie Fraley, SBC 67 Navarre 72 Haley Zimmerman, SMU
Kirsten Ostling, SMU 68 Bella 65  Emily Schlosberg, SBC