SMU equestrian defeats Baylor

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Vivian Yowan
Sophomore Vivian Yowan was a big part of SMU's win on Saturday. Photo credit: SMU Athletics

SMU’s No. 5-ranked equestrian team defeated No. 7 Baylor Oct. 13 at the Dallas Equestrian Center.

The Mustangs won on a tiebreaker with the final score of 10-10 (1510-1460).

SMU led 7-3 at halftime, winning Equitation Over Fences 3-2 and Reining 4-1. Baylor went on a run and pulled ahead 10-7. However, three straight wins from Mary Elizabeth Cordia, Haley Zimmerman and Vivian Yowan forced the tiebreaker.

Yowan’s performance impressed the judges and she earned the Equitation on the Flat Most Outstanding Player honor.

The win was SMU’s first-ever over Baylor.

“Our girls showed a lot of grit to hang on and get the first program win against Baylor,” head coach Carol Gwin said. “I was incredible impressed with how we rode in all four events. Some of the points didn’t go our way, but a lot of new faces stepped up and earned crucial points.”

SMU’s next game is Saturday, Oct. 21 against Oklahoma State.

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