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Golden Eagle Equestrian Teams Have Stellar Show at South Dakota State University
October 13, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Hunt Seat and Western Equestrian teams used advantages in equitation over fences and horsemanship to defeat South Dakota State University 9-7 Sunday in Brookings, S.D.


The Golden Eagles opened Sunday's competition with a 4-0 sweep in equitation over fences. The Jackrabbits narrowed the gap to 5-3 by winning three of four points in equitation on the flat as all three of their winning riders each posted scores in the 80s.


U of M, Crookston built a commanding 8-4 lead by winning three of four sections of horsemanship.


University of Minnesota, Crookston 9 – South Dakota State University 7


Hunt Seat - Equitation Over Fences: U of M, Crookston 4 - SDSU 0


Tandra Klein (So, Hazen, N.D.), UMC def. Allison Carie, SDSU, 74-70
Kelsey Sherman (Fr, Lansing, Mich.), UMC def. Laura Hoff, SDSU, 78-65
Nicole Veres (Jr, Random Lake, Minn.), UMC, def. Marian Michalson, SDSU, 68-50
Laura Critchett (So, Shoreview, Minn.), UMC def. Ashley Marrin, SDSU, 66-48


Hunt Seat - Equitation on the Flat: SDSU 3 – U of M, Crookston 1


Lindsay Harr, SDSU def. Laura Critchett, UMC, 83-0
Laura Hoff, SDSU def. Kelsey Sherman, UMC, 85-69 
Nicole Veres, UMC def. Kristen Carlson, UMC, 65-64 
Ashley Marrin, SDSU def. Tandra Klein, UMC, 85-78


Western - Horsemanship: UMC 3 - SDSU 1


Amanda Peterson (Jr, Rochester, Minn.), UMC, def. Kate Gunderson, SDSU, 76-74.5
Meghan Gunn, SDSU, def. Sheena Engelbert (Sr, Bruce Crossing, Mich.), 78.5-73
Mary Hurley (So, Grand Meadow, Minn.), UMC, def. Maggie Holzwarth, SDSU, 75-0
Jackie Ezell (Jr, Carlton, Minn.), UMC, def. Angela Gebhart, SDSU, 78-77


Western - Reining: SDSU 3 -UMC 1


Jordanne Blair, SDSU, def. Jackie Ezell, UMC 76-72
Mary Hurley, UMC, def. Brianna Grohs, SDSU, 78.5-78
Helen Lauth, SDSU, def. Amanda Peterson, UMC, 78.5-74
Molly Seidel, SDSU, def. Sheena Engelbert, UMC, 75-74

Note: Head-to-head matchups determined by riders from each team competing on same horse


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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).