November 13, 2010

Brown Takes Fourth at UMass-Dartmouth; Ends Five-Show Win Streak

Dartmouth, Mass. - After a record five wins in a row, the Brown Equestrian team saw UMass-Dartmouth win its host show this past weekend. The Bears battled to a fourth place finish, the first time the team has not placed first all year.

In the open fences Alegra Aron won the first class. It was a low scoring division as led by three without a drop after the first event. In the second class of the intermediate fences, point rider Allison Dungey won the class to bring the Bears within one point of URI.

In the first class of the open flat freshman Jackie Lubrano had an excellent ride for a second place finish. Next up was the intermediate flat and in the first class, senior Katy Eng pinned while in the third class, point rider Lindsay Wong took third. UMass-Dartmouth begin to pull away from the field with 21 points.

Katie Gouinlock pinned second in the first class of the walk trot canter to close within two points of fourth-place Becker.

In the first class of the walk trot, freshman Vivien Hsiao who has only been riding for a few weeks, won first place on while in the second class, freshman Morgan Johnson, who started even more recently, pinned third to move ahead of Becker.

Brown still maintains a 43-point lead in the regional standings over second-place URI.