Equestrian Falls to Texas A&M 11-8
BLYTHEWOOD, SC – The No. 6 Gamecocks fought a hard battle on Saturday, ultimately falling to the No. 3 ranked Texas A&M Aggies 11-8.
How it Happened
Senior Madeline Schaefer got things started on Murphy, securing the point with her 76 over Rylee Shufelt’s 74. Trinity Hammerschmidt followed suit, earning a 76 on Dento to get the point over Devan M. Thomas. The Aggies took the next two points, but freshman Natalie Jayne posted an 82 on Rio to take down Devon H. Thomas’ 75 and give herself the MOP honor.
Jordan Allen tallied the first point of the event on Dexter, scoring a 78 to beat Brooke Brombach’s 77. Natalie Jayne continued the winning streak for the Gamecocks, scoring an 81 on Steve Irwin to top an 80 by the Aggies’ Devon H. Thomas. Texas A&M scored the next three points, with an MOP nod going to Rylee Shufelt for her 83 on Barnaby.
Alexa Thorpe started things of hot in the event, notching a 76 on Paddy to defeat Hanna Oluassen’s 74. Alyssa Jipping’s 71.5 on Tulip gave the Gamecocks their final point of the event, taking down Ella Petak’s 70.5. Despite a loss, Carly Jenkins put up a season high 75.5 on Houdini. For her 76.5 on Houdini, the Aggies’ Cori Cansdale took the MOP honors.
Newcomer Haley Turner’s 72 on Nike gave her the edge over a 70.5 from Emmy Lu Marsh to secure the point for South Carolina, and her very first MOP honor. Emilia Reutimann tied with Ariana Gray on Stoner, each receiving a 72 for their rides. The Aggies took the remaining three points.
The Gamecocks will stay at home, taking on SMU at One Wood Farm on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m.