March 4, 2016
HARRINGTON, Del. – No. 9 South Carolina dropped a 10-6 decision to Delaware State on Friday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The Gamecocks fall to 3-9 overall.
The Gamecocks and Hornets both won a pair of points in horsemanship to open Friday’s meet. Senior Abigail Pait opened the scoring with a 69.5-69 victory over Abigail Buckwalter. Junior Lindsey Slack followed with a 71-68.5 win over Emily Fick.
Delaware State extended its lead in the jumping arena, winning 3-of-4 points to take a 5-3 lead. Redshirt junior Sydney Smith won the Gamecocks’ lone jumping point as she defeated her opponent, 85-80, to claim Most Outstanding Performer honors.
In reining, the Gamecocks and Hornets each won a pair of points. Senior Sarah Bouchard claimed M.O.P. honors when she posted an event-high score of 70.5 to beat her Delaware State opponent by 5.5 points. Sophomore Paisley Roberts won her second straight point of the season when she beat her opponent, 67-64.
Delaware State closed out the meet winning 3-of-4 points in equitation on the flat. Sophomore Raleigh Bacharach claimed the Gamecocks’ only flat point in a 74-66 win over Sofia Zingale.
1-0 : Abigail Pait defeats Abigail Buckwalter, 69.5-69, on Mick.
1-1 : Brooke Moore defeats Paige Stopperich, 72.5-70.5, on Calvin.
2-1 : Lindsey Slack defeats Emily Fick, 71-68.5, on Okie.
2-2 : Alexis Gratowski defeats Ashley Reichert, 71-70, on Cass.
2-3 : Alex Gill defeats Lizzie van der Walde, 85-72, on Zoe.
2-4 : Hayley Anderson defeats Samantha Kraus, 81-79, on Grace.
3-4 : Sydney Smith defeats Tiffany Lee, 85-80, on Lead Belly.
3-5 : Rachel Dantely defeats Samantha Smith, 82-78, on MG.
4-5 : Sarah Bouchard defeats Alexis Gratkowski, 70.5-65, on Lyle.
5-5 : Paisley Roberts defeats Brooke Moore, 67-64, on Beyonce.
5-6 : Cheyenne Adams defeats Kara Guertin, 69.5-67, on Mini.
5-7 : Lizzy Koons defeats Bailey Walters, 69-66.5, on Twiggy.
6-7 : Raleigh Bacharach defeats Sofia Zingale, 74-66, on Cali.
6-8 : Hayley Anderson defeats Samantha Kraus, 88-87, on Lim.
6-9 : Vanessa Rabito defeats Samantha Smith, 84-81, on Lead Belly.
6-10: Alex Gill defeats Lizzie van der Walde, 71-65, on Grace.