STILLWATER – Oklahoma State defeated top-ranked single discipline opponent the University of Lynchburg 9-0 Saturday in Stillwater.
The win marks the fifth-ranked Cowgirls eighth this season, though it doesn’t count toward their record since it wasn’t a dual-discipline meet. The win also improves OSU to 5-1 at home this season and gives it five-straight wins in single-discipline meets.
“I am very happy with how all of our girls rode today,” head coach Larry Sanchez said. “We had a few new faces in the starting lineup and Coach Carter had them all prepared and ready. It’s always good to see that we have a lot of depth on our roster as we head into the postseason.”
The meet began with Flat, where the Cowgirls won four of five points. Riley Hogan started the day with a bang, scoring a meet-high 80 in Flat to win the opening point and the MOP. Sydney North followed that by winning her first Flat point of the season, 78-68. Hannah Coleman then tied her point with Lynchburg’s Kelley McCormick, with both scoring 73, before Mackenzie Carreras picked back up the scoring for OSU with a 78-72 win. Elizabeth Carter rounded out the event with a 71-70 win, snapping her six-meet losing streak.
After a break, the meet concluded with Fences. Paige Jones kicked things off by winning her first point of the season, 78-70. Hogan followed that by posting a career-high 89 to win her point and second MOP of the day. North stayed hot, winning 77-68 and earning her sixth-straight Fences point. Grace McReynolds followed that with an 85-75 win before Sydnie Ziegler scored a season-high 87 to win her point and round out the Fences sweep.
The Flat MOP marked the first of Hogan’s career, and along with her third Fences MOP of the season, she now has earned the honor five times in her first two collegiate seasons.
The Cowgirls will now prepare to defend their Big 12 title when they host the conference tournament March 24-25 before they defend their NCEA National Championship in April.