March 6, 2008
AUBURN--The Auburn equestrian team returns home to face Georgia on Friday at 1 p.m., CT, and Stephen F. Austin on Saturday at 1 p.m., CT, at the Auburn Equestrian Center. The meets are open to the public and admission is free.
The Tigers are 10-2 on the season with their last wins coming against Fresno State and New Mexico State. The Bulldogs are 9-2 on the season defeating the Tigers 12-6 on Nov. 11.
"Georgia is one of the toughest teams in the country," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "They are a big SEC rival. Being at home gives us an advantage, but our girls need to stay focused in order to win."
The Ladyjacks are 5-8 on the season losing to Baylor, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Christian. The Tigers have defeated these teams this season.
"We haven't seen Stephen F. Austin, but we expect tough competition," said Williams. "We are going to change up our lineup and put in all our seniors. Our younger riders will also get a chance to compete, so we can get a feel for next year's team."
Auburn has performed well in all of its meets picking up MVP awards in at least one event in every meet this season except for South Carolina.
"We had two really good wins in California," said Williams.
"Hopefully, we can carry that momentum into this weekend."