Golden Eagles unable to come away with win.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team competed in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association shows in Brookings, S.D. last weekend.


    The Golden Eagles fell to No. 4-ranked Oklahoma State University 16-0 on Friday.


    “We were honored to have the chance to compete against such a talented team as Oklahoma State is,” Equestrian head coach Kayla Krueger said. “We wish we could have done a few things better but it was a pleasure to get the opportunity to go up against OSU.”


    UMC lost to South Dakota State University 8-7 on Saturday.


    “Our competition against SDSU was by far one of the most successful NCEA competitions this team has had in my four years of coaching,” Krueger said. “This meet served as a significant confidence boost going into the IHSA Regional Championships for both Western and Hunt Seat the next two weeks. I have no doubt that each rider will be bringing her ‘A’ game.”

Saturday’s Results
    Cathy Ackroyd: won 68.5-66 in Horsemanship
    Madelina Drayna: won 72.5-72 in Horsemanship, awarded Most Outstanding Player, tied 66.5 in Reining
    Megan Motter: won 77-72 in Equitation on the Flat
    Mazi Pini: won 77-76 in Equitation on the Flat, won 75-74 in Equitation over Fences
    Katelynn Robertson: won 70.5-69.5 in Horsemanship
    Hannah Van Dyke: won 66-65.5 in Reining