Jan. 26, 2008
Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn equestrian team (5-1) defeated Delaware State 13-5 at the Auburn Equestrian Center Saturday to take the first home meet of the spring. The Tigers defeated the Hornets 6-3 in Hunt Seat and 7-2 in Western.
"Delaware State was a good win for us, but we still haven't reached our potential as a team," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "The long layoff doesn't help, so the next four weeks will be tough. We have a hard week of practice coming up in order to get ready for a tough Texas A&M team."
Auburn won Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 3-1 behind MVP Jessica Braswell, who scored an 84 to defeat Elizabeth Tuttle. Other Tiger winners included Jenny Reinhart over Kayla Blair 77-68, and Coburn Park over Ashley Butler 75-60. Tying with a score of 70 were Auburn's Elise Fraza and Delaware State's Kayleigh Karnbach. Delaware State's Kamerra Brown edged Courtney Schafer 78-55.
Delaware State's Elizabeth Tuttle earned MVP honors in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat defeating Mallory Kolpin 79-53. Auburn won the event 3-2. The Tiger winners were Rebecca Rifkin over Kayleigh Karnbach 68-0 (0 refers to a no score because of a penalty), Coburn Park over Ashley Butler 67-66, and Katie Breedlove over Kayla Blair 73-58.
Delaware State's Kamerra Brown topped Jessica Braswell 65-58.
Auburn won Western Horsemanship 5-0 behind MVP Kylie Miller, who scored a 72.5 to defeat Morgan Scuse. Other Tiger winners included Shannon Hinton over Jennifer Pierson 72.5-70, Avery Sams over Christina Smith 70-69.5, Jennifer Barbero over Maile McCrory 70-67.5, and Bailey Dymond over Amanda Hotz 73.5-69.
Auburn tied Delaware State in Reining 2-2. Auburn MVP Julie Gibbs defeated Morgan Scuse 75-73. Other Tiger winners include Paige Monfore over Christina Smith 68.5-0 (0 refers to a no score because of a penalty). Tying with a score of 73.5 were Auburn's Lyndsey Jordan and Delaware State's Alicia Maynard. Delaware State winners include Jennifer Pierson over Jessica Jones 68.5-0 (0 refers to a no score because of a penalty), and Amanda Hotz over Kim Pope 71-68.5.
Auburn returns to action at home against Texas A&M Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. CT, at the Auburn Equestrian Center. The meet is open to the public and admission is free.