The top-ranked Oklahoma State Equestrian team is set to compete at home for the last time this season, this weekend. The Cowgirls will take on No. 8 Fresno State Saturday for the second time this year. The Cowgirls enter the weekend meet coming off of two wins against UC Davis and No. 9 UT Martin.
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 8-1 start in program history.
- Improve its overall record to 7-1 against Fresno State.
- Keep OSU at No. 1 in the NCEA Rankings
From the Head Coach
“We are so excited to compete at home this Saturday in front of our home crowd,” head coach Larry Sanchez said. I look forward to it being a special day for our seniors. They certainly deserve it and we can’t thank them enough for their leadership and dedication to this program.”
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)
Vs. Baylor: Roberson (Horsemanship), Ziegler (Fences), Clark (Reining)
Vs. UC Davis: Roberson (Horsemanship & Reining), Brayman (Fences & Flat)
At UT Martin: Mitchell (Reining), Ziegler (Flat), Brayman (Fences)
Molly Mitchell: Mitchell looks to have another solid season after going 5-3 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, earned MOP honors vs. TCU and UT Martin.
Hope King has shown to be a vital rider for the Cowgirls after going 4-3 in Flat and 4-3 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 5-2 in Fences and 5-2 in Flat. Against Baylor, she won her ride, 85-80, and earned MOP honors in Fences. In Flat against UT Martin, she scored a season-high, 87.5- 81.5, and received MOP honors
Against UC Davis, Jojo Roberson won her ride, 75.5-71, in Horsemanship and, 69-66.5, in Reining earning her fifth and sixth MOP honors on the season. She is 7-1 on the season in Horsemanship and 4-2 in Reining.
Sophomore Maddie Fussell started the season with an impressive record of 6-2 in Horsemanship. Fussell posted a career-high in the first matchup against Fresno State when she bested her opponent, 76-75.5.
Team captain Katie Pelzel is 8-1 on the season, beating her opponent, 76.5-68, against SMU. In the first matchup against the Bulldogs, she secured the win with a 79.5-76.5 victory.