UMW Riding Teams Ties for Second

The University of Mary Washington riding team opened the 2011-12 season by finishing in a tie for second place at Mount St. Mary's' show in Towson, Md. on Sunday. The Eagles finished with 35 points, seven points behind first-place Goucher's 42 points.

Sophomore Molly Banfield (Wake, Va., Christchurch) finished first in her intermediate on the flat class, while Alyssa Zarzecki (Owings Mills, Md., Pikesville) finished first in her novice on the flat class. Michelle King (Lanham, Md., Elenor Roosevelt) also finished first in her advanced walk-trot-canter class.

The Eagles will return to action on October 29 at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County show.