Feb. 6, 2010
Blythewood, S.C. - The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team (7-2) defeated No. 4 South Carolina (4-4) on the road Saturday 10-9. The Tigers tied the Gamecocks 5-5 in Hunt Seat and defeated them 5-4 in Western.
"To get a win on the road is always good. Against South Carolina, it's extra good," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "I think we had a lot of leadership from some of the upperclassmen today."
South Carolina won Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences 3-2 with Kimberly McCormack defeating Maggie McAlary 83-82 and Nicole Bourgeois over Grace Socha 81-79. Tiger winnders included MVP Dottie Grubb over Megan Massaro 90-84 and Anna Schierholz over Eleanor Kunsman 81-80.
Auburn won Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat 3-2 as Katie Breedlove defeated Paige Dekko 71-65 and Lindsay Portela defeated Megan Massaro 82-73. South Carolina winners included MVP Carly Babcock over Maggie McAlary 88-77 and Alex Haskell over Chelsea Anheuser 70-69.
Auburn won Western Horsemanship 3-2 with Indy Roper defeating Maggie Fortune 71.5-68.5. Other Tiger winners included Jessica Jones over Hailey Thornton 73-68.5 and Kristin Hansen over Taylor Singmaster 72.5-72. Gamecock winners included Amy Biffle over Bailey Dymond and MVP Emily Bookwalter over Amy Bohan 73.5-72.
Auburn and South Carolina tied in Western Reining 2-2. Tiger winners included Lyndsey Jordan
over Amanda Pope 68-64.5 and Jillian Fuller
over Audrey Jewell 66.5-65. South Carolina winners included Annie Laurie McDonald over Paige Monfore
70-62.5 and Melissa Mull over Kim Pope
62.5-59.5. South Carolina MVP Chloe Gray and Auburn's Jessica Jones
tied at 69.5.
Auburn returns to action against New Mexico State Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. CT at the Auburn Equestrian Center.
For additional information, contact Mae Margaret Davis at (334) 844-9800.