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Cowgirl equestrian team falls in NCEA quarterfinals

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OSU Equestrian

Jorden Davis competes in equitation over fences Saturday against No. 4 Baylor

For the second straight year, the Oklahoma State equestrian team fell to Texas A&M in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association quarterfinals, this time a 14-1 defeat, at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.

OSU (9-4) entered the day as the higher seed, but left with its largest margin of defeat this season.

Senior Jorden Davis, an All-American honorable mention this season, was the only Cowgirl to score, netting a 165-130 victory against A&M’s Alex Desiderio.

After bouncing Delaware State 13-2 on Friday, the Aggies (11-5) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in reining and never looked back. OSU’s Ebba Lange was able to tie her opponent, Sarah McEntire, at 134.5, nullifying the point, but, besides Davis point, it was the closest the Cowgirls got to scoring the rest of the afternoon.

The loss ends a promising season that saw improvement across the board from the 2015-16 season. The Cowgirls had seven NCEA All-Americans, and of those, six will return next season. Two of the six, Hannah Mitchell and Hannah Janson, are freshman.

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