STORRS, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Equestrian Western Squad was named the reserve high point team as the team wrapped up its shows at UCONN this morning. The Western squad will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 9 when the team competes in a double-header at Mount Holyoke College. Show time is set for 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Pioneers dominated the Intermediate Horsemanship shows as three members of the squad placed first in each of their respective sections. Sophomore Carly Julius placed first in Section A while junior Valerie Stein placed first in Section B. Freshman Danielle DeRisio also placed first in Intermediate Horsemanship Section B. In the Open Horsemanship, senior Megan Griffin had the best performance for SHU as she placed first in Section B. Griffin was also named the High Point Rider of the day while Carly Julius was named the team MVP.
Intermediate II Horsemanship Section A: Carly Julius placed 1st
Intermediate II Horsemanship Section B: Valerie Stein placed 1st
Beginner Horsemanship Section B: Krista Hiatrides placed 3rd
High Point Team - Mount Holyoke College, 30
Reserve High Point Team - SHU, 26
3rd - UMASS-Amherst, 19
4th - Central Connecticut State, 13
5th - UCONN, 12
High Point Rider - Megan Griffin
Team MVP - Carly Julius