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Equestrian team stumbles at UConn

After winning most of its meets over the years, the equestrian team faced disappointment on Saturday at the University of Connecticut, placing fifth out of six teams.

The show began promisingly for the Bears, with Elise Fishelson '11 nabbing first place in the Open Flat division and taking away potential points from other teams. Liz Giliberti '10 earned a hard-fought fourth place in the Open Flat and gave the Bears three points as the team's point rider, meaning her score counted toward the team's point total. The success continued with Cara Rosenbaum '12 taking second in the Novice Flats.

The rest of the points would come from Anna Baker '12 placing first in the Walk Trot Canter division, and Giliberti placing first in Open Fences.

But these would be the last points that Brown scored that day.

"We got really unlucky with our point riders not getting the points we needed." Rosenbaum said. "It was a very mediocre day for the team."

The Bears still maintain a comfortable 12-point lead in the season standings, leaving them in a good position for the rest of the year.

"Unless something goes disastrously wrong, we should maintain first in the region," Rosenbaum said. "We are pumped to go out there and show why we deserve to be first."

As the semester winds down, so does the first half of the equestrian season. The Bears will travel to Wesleyan University on Saturday, where they look to regain momentum and add to their season standings.



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