The Oklahoma State Equestrian team hosts No. 6 TCU in its third meet of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pedigo-Hull Equestrian Center. The fourth-ranked Cowgirls defeated No. 1 Auburn, 10-9, in their home opener last week and are 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. TCU is 2-2 on the season and coming off an 11-9 loss to No. 3 SMU last week.
About the Cowgirls
The Cowgirls are led by 23rd-year head coach Larry Sanchez, third-year assistants Laura Brainard and Olivia Dorey, and graduate assistant Kaylyn Cole.
An Oklahoma State Win Would...
- Give the Cowgirls their first 3-0 start since 2008.
- Improve its overall record to 23-11 against TCU.
- Keep OSU at first place in conference play.
Who to Watch
“The team is excited to compete again this weekend,” head coach Larry Sanchez said. “They have been working hard and are getting better every day.”
Molly Mitchell: Mitchell is off to an undefeated start on the season after an opening meet against Baylor where she won 70.5-0 in Reining. She didn’t slow down last weekend as she secured another win in Reining, 66-62.5.
Team captain Abigail Brayman fell to 0-1 in Fences to start the season but earned an important tie to help defeat Auburn. She is now 2-0 in Flat with an 87-69 victory against Baylor followed by another win against Auburn.
Sydnie Ziegler began her senior campaign going 1-1 in both Flat and Fences. Against Baylor she won her ride, 86-78, in Fences and last week earned a 79.5-77.5 victory in Flat.
Last week Jojo Roberson won her ride 74.5-70 in Horsemanship and earned her second consecutive MOP honors on the season. She also secured a Cowgirl point in Reining when she narrowly defeated her Auburn opponent, 67.5-67.
All-American Emma Pacyna started the season 1-1 after earning MOP honors in Fences against Baylor when she bested her opponent 88-82. Pacyna suffered a loss against Auburn but looks to get back on track this Saturday.
Team captain Katie Pelzel looks to have another solid season after straight wins in Flat the past two weeks. Against the Tigers she beat her opponent, 66-65, to help cement the Cowgirl win.