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|