Vixens put scare into No. 4 Aggies; Fraley earns MOP

Vixens put scare into No. 4 Aggies; Fraley earns MOP

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — The Sweet Briar NCEA team pushed No. 4 Texas A&M to the limit on Friday at the Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center with the Aggies breaking the 5-5 team score tie with an advantage in raw total score at the conclusion of the meet.

Sweet Briar won equitation over fences, 3-2, topping a Texas A&M team that was ranked No. 7 in fences with Sweet Briar at No. 8 in the first event rankings of the 2018-19 season.

First-year Britt Larson-Jackson (Washington, D.C.) got the day started for the Vixens with am impressive 82 point ride on Dimitri. First-year Maggie Fraley (White Haven, Pa.) scored an 88 as the final rider of the first round on Teddy, a performance that would earn Fraley Most Outstanding Performer for the first time in her collegiate career.

The second round opened with a Vixens point thanks to Larson-Jackson's ride, followed by a second team point coming from senior Emily Schlosberg (Fairfax, Va.). Schlosberg scored an 84 on Dorado before Fraley's ride held for a victory and a third team point, giving Sweet Briar the 3-2 advantage heading onto the flat.

Fraley secured the first Sweet Briar point on the flat with an 81 on Luciano,  while Schlosberg tallied 81 on Emmett  for the fifth and final Sweet Briar team point.

All five Sweet Briar riders scored 80 or more points on the flat.

With the team score tied at 5-5, total raw score determined the winner, with Texas A&M picking up the victory 821-786. Sweet Briar held a 409-408 advantage on the flat.

Fraley earned Most Outstanding Performer over fences, while the Aggies' Adele McKenna earned the honor on the flat by scoring a 90. Fraley is the third Vixen to earn MOP honors over fences this season, joining first-year Charlotte Hadley (Tiverton, R.I.) and Schlosberg.

The Vixens concluded the regular season with Friday's meet against Texas A&M and will await the NCEA Championships in Waco, Texas in April.

Equitation over Fences

Britt Larson-Jackson, SBC 82 Dimitri 80 Caroline Dance, TAMU
Katie Balding, SBC 83 Aate 84 Rebekah Chenelle, TAMU
Lily Peterson, SBC 40 Ray 86 Haley Redifer, TAMU
Emily Schlosberg, SBC 84 Dorado 76 Hayden Stewart, TAMU
Maggie Fraley 88 Teddy 87 Grace Boston, TAMU


Equitation on the Flat

Maggie Fraley, SBC 81 Luciano 79 Rhian Murphy, TAMU
Katie Balding, SBC 84 Dance 90 Adele McKenna, TAMU
Emily Schlosberg, SBC 81 Emmett 71 Caroline Dance, TAMU
Lily Peterson, SBC 83 Jakson 84 Rebekah Chenelle, TAMU
Charlotte Hadley, SBC 80 Bella 84 Caroline Boyle, TAMU