BEVERLY, Mass. — The Endicott equestrian team opened up its 2018-19 season this weekend with strong performances at shows hosted by Brandeis and Tufts. Here are the highlights from each show.
Abbigale Gerrish (Greenland, N.H.) highlighted the Gulls on the weekend as the sophomore was named the high-point rider at Tufts with first place finishes in open fences and open flat. Student-athletes earn high-point rider status by tallying the most points in both jumping and flat, combined, out of all the riders at a given show. There were 90 total riders at the Tufts show this past weekend.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY SHOW (10/13/18)
- Gerrish ranked third in open flat and fourth in open fences.
- McKenzie Paiva (Mansfield, Mass.) was fourth in intermediate fences and sixth in open flat.
- Isabella Jarosiewicz (Boxford, Mass.) placed second in intermediate fences and fifth in intermediate flat.
- Kathleen Bolduc (Peabody, Mass.) claimed fourth place in novice fences.
- Caitlin Laliberte (Westford, Mass.) notched a fourth place finish in novice fences and a fifth place showing in novice flat.
- Annabella Silva (North Truro, Mass.) was sixth in novice fences and novice flat.
- Leah Tenney (Yarmouth, Maine) came in second place in walk-trot-canter.
- Claire Harper (West Simsbury, Conn.) registered a third place finish in walk-trot.
"While the weather wasn't ideal our first show in the new region went very well," said Endicott equestrian head coach Bethany Jones. "The girls had great attitudes and had many solid rides. Their hard work definitely showed in each of their rides. I am very excited for a promising season with our young team."
TUFTS UNIVERSITY SHOW (10/14/18) - THIRD PLACE OVERALL
- Gerrish shined as high-point rider with first place finishes in open fences and open flat.
- Paiva was first in intermediate fences and sixth in open flat.
- Jarosiewicz earned runner-up status in intermediate flat.
- Laliberte was third in novice flat and sixth in novice fences.
- Silva posted a third place finish in novice fences and a fourth place showing in novice flat.
- Tenney came in sixth place in walk-trot-canter.
- Brianna Gallagher (Plymouth, Mass.) produced a second place performance in walk-trot.
"Our first weekend of our fall season in our new region was quite successful," said Jones. "The team kept their forward momentum going again today after Saturday's performances at Brandeis. We held our own in very tough competition and I couldn't be more proud. After finishing third overall, just a few points behind first and second, we are looking towards continuing forward. We will keep working hard in practice and can't wait for our next show at Boston University on October 27."
Endicott returns to action on Saturday, October 27 (Boston University show) and Sunday, October 28 (Stonehill College show).
(Photo Credit - Endicott Equestrian Team)