Lexington, Ky. -- The College of Charleston equestrian team used a fourth place in the Walk/Trot and a 13th in the Intermediate Fences to gain three points and move from 14th to a tie for seventh after the second day of competition at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) at the Kentucky Horse Park. Skidmore maintained its lead with 25 points, followed by Centenary and Findlay with 20 apiece at second.
The Cougars are tied with West Texas A&M with four points apiece and are three behind sixth-place Virginia Intermont.
Junior Alex Percival led the Cougars to fourth in the team Walk/Trot, while Freshman Emily McKee finished 13th in the team Intermediate Fences.
Junior Crystal Threlfall competes today for the Cougars in the team Open Fences with the chance to move the Cougars up several spots in the standings.
The Cougars are competing at nationals for the 23rd time since 1984 and the sixth straight year.
Charleston Southern (29-26-1) pushed its win streak to five, making it four consecutive wins over visiting Howard (21-20), sweeping the Bison, 5-4 and 8-7, in a doubleheader at Buccaneer Field. The wins ensure the Bucs a winning season.
Megan Lombard paced the offense, tallying three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored for the day. Jana Matthews had a big Game 2, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Morgan Dowdy picked up the win in Game 1, and Kimberly Hobbs was the Game 2 winner.