PORTSMOUTH, R.I.- Sophomore Sarah Kieran (Plympton, Mass.) captured the Cacchione Cup as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth equestrian team tied for sixth place at the final show of the regular season hosted by Roger Williams University on Saturday.
Kieran finished first in open over fences and earned the Cacchione Cup for the second consecutive year. She also qualified for the IHSA National Show, which is held on May 3 at the Big E in Springfield, Mass.
Sophomore Natasha Zuzarte (Tiverton, R.I.) took fifth in intermediate over fences, while senior captain Sarah Murray (Sharon, Mass.) placed fourth in novice flat. Junior captain Erin Robinson (Medway, Mass.) placed third in walk trot canter and junior Sheila O'Brien (Reading, Mass.) placed fourth in walk trot.
The Corsairs will be sending the following riders to Region I IHSA Finals on March 28 hosted by UMass Dartmouth at Claddagh Farm in Tiverton, R.I.:
Kieran - Open Flat, Open over fence
Colleen Waclawik (Millis, Mass.) - Novice Flat, Novice over fences
Rachel Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) - Novice Flat
Murray - WTC Flat
Jillian Ruyffelaert (Northampton, Mass.) - WTC
Robinson - WTC
Meghan Lefebvre (Fitchburg, Mass.) – WT
Photo Courtesy of Alexandra Koury '16