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Gamecocks Win Exhibitions Saturday in Spring Opener
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Gamecocks Win Exhibitions Saturday in Spring Opener

Jan. 27, 2018

Exhibition ââ’¬” Carolina def. Converse & Ohio State

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — South Carolina resumed its 2017-18 equestrian campaign Saturday with a pair of exhibition victories. The Gamecocks defeated Converse in hunt seat action, 9-0, and they dispatched of Ohio State’s western squad, 7-1.

The Gamecocks won all four MOP awards on the day. In equitation on the flat, Lizzie van der Walde earned the honor with a 63-53 win over Converse’s Elizabeth Gilbert on Chip. Chloe Schmidt was the fences MOP after tallying an 80-76 victory over Julia Williams on Batman.

On the western side, the Gamecocks conceded just one point on the day. Caroline Gute was the horsemanship MOP with a 73.5-695 win over Ohio State’s Mariah Sherer on Reggie. The reining MOP went to McKenzie Duncan for her 68-61.5 victory over Grace Tachikawa on Stoner.


Carolina’s first official meet of the spring is scheduled for next Saturday in Dallas, Texas. The Gamecocks will take on SMU beginning at 10:30 am ET.