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SMU equestrian team falls to South Carolina

The SMU Equestrian team lost to No. 4 South Carolina 6-5 on Friday at BuckBranch Farm.

With South Carolina’s score of 883 to SMU’s 866 points, the Mustangs were unable to leave with a victory. SMU Equestrian is now 5-2 for the season.

After the Mustangs defeated New Mexico State (6-4), Delaware State (6-4) and Sacred Heart (8-0), the previous weekend, they were riding on a three-match winning streak.

During the match SMU won equitation over fences 3-2. Freshman, Emma Roberts gained a 79-77 victory and upping her personal record to 6-0 for the season. All-American senior Jordyn Petterson was also able to gain a point for the Mustangs when she slipped past with an 82-81 win.

Gaining the third point for SMU was sophomore Julianna Fischer. She defeated her South Carolina opponent with a score of 81-78.

During the match, the Gamecocks had a 4-2 lead on the flats.

SMU’s Greer Handle and Courtney Line were accountable for SMU’s two points. Handle left her opponent behind, outscoring her 67-61 while Line collected her 71 points versus South Carolina’s 69.

The Mustangs are currently ranked at No. 9 nationally in the Varsity Equestrian Coaches Poll. The current ranking is the highest in SMU school history.

Next up for the Mustangs is a against West Texas A&M. The Buffs will have to battle it out with the Mustangs at BuckBranch Farm on Nov. 6 before SMU travels to Waco to matchup against the Baylor Bears on Nov. 12.  

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