The top-seeded Oklahoma State Equestrian team is set to compete at home for the first meet of the spring season, as the Cowgirls will take on No. 4 Baylor Saturday at 1 p.m. inside the Pedigo-Hull Equestrian Center. The Cowgirls enter the weekend meet coming off two-straight home wins, taking down No. 1 Auburn and No. 6 TCU. OSU is also looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season against No. 8 SMU.
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...
- Improve the Cowgirls' all-time record against the Bears to 29-13.
- Give the Cowgirls their first win of the spring season.
- Keep OSU above Baylor in the Big 12 rankings.
From the Head Coach
"We are very excited to get our spring season underway," head coach Larry Sanchez said. "The girls are all riding well and are looking forward to hosting Baylor this Saturday."
At Baylor: Roberson (Horsemanship), Pacyna (Fences)
Vs. Auburn: Roberson (Horsemanship), King (Flat), Clark (Reining)
Vs. TCU: Roberson (Horsemanship), King (Flat), Mitchell (Reining)
At Fresno State: Nielson (Horsemanship), King (Fences)
Vs. SMU: King (Flat)
Molly Mitchell: Mitchell looks to have another solid season after going 3-2 in Reining. She is undefeated at home after an opening meet against Baylor where she won 70.5-0 in Reining. She didn't slow down as she secured another win against Auburn, 73.5-72.5, and earned MOP honors vs. TCU.
Hope King has shown to be a vital rider for the Cowgirls after going 4-1 in Flat and 3-2 in Fences. King has won four consecutive MOP honors on the season after securing an 86.5-84.5 victory over SMU. She also earned the match-winning point against No. 1 Auburn when she bested her opponent 80-74 in Flat.
To begin her senior campaign Sydnie Ziegler has gone 3-1 in Fences and 3-2 in Flat. Against Baylor, she won her ride, 86-74, in Fences and earned a 79-67.5 victory in Flat acting as a dual threat for the Cowgirls.
Against TCU, Jojo Roberson won her ride, 80.5-77, in Horsemanship and earned her third consecutive MOP honor on the season. She is 4-1 on the season in Horsemanship and 2-1 in Reining.
Sophomore Maddie Fussell started the season with an impressive record of 4-1 in Horsemanship. Fussell posted a career-high against Fresno State when she bested her opponent 76-75.5.
Team captain Kate Pelzel is undefeated on the season, most recently beating her opponent, 76.5-68, against SMU. In the last matchup against the Bears, she secured the win with an 81-74 victory.