Gamecocks Put Up Season Highs on the Road at Auburn
AUBURN, AL – The No. 7 South Carolina Equestrian team (4-2, 0-2) took on the Auburn Tigers (5-0) Friday, making great efforts through the first half but ultimately falling 14-4.
The Gamecocks impressed on the Flat, winning the event 3-1 over Auburn. Ellie Beard got the points rolling for South Carolina, with her career-high of 90 defeating Ellie Ferrigno’s 89 on Bebe. Newcomer Sarah Rabb also put up a career-high of 91 on Swag, tying Mary Grace Segars. Sophomore Natalie Jayne took her point on Cantori over Ava Stearns, 88-85. Sophie Mitchell rounded out the event with a point of her own, defeating Sophee Steckbeck 89-85 on Rex.
Reining saw a tight battle, with South Carolina coming within no more than a point to beat the Tigers in each ride (excluding a 0 from Chloe Stephenson). Auburn took the event 4-0 after Haley Turner tied things with Alexia Tordoff, each earning a 71.5 on GT.
The second half opened with a point from Jordan Allen in Fences, taking down Mary Grace Seagars 83-81 on Tigger. Auburn then grabbed the remaining four points despite impressive efforts from the Gamecocks.
The day rounded out with Horsemanship, where Auburn sealed the deal 5-0. Despite a loss, Alyssa Jipping and Kiersten Beckner each put up new season highs of 75 and 76, respectively. Tierney Horton also tied her season high of 74.5 on Mikey.
The Gamecocks with be back in action at home on Friday, Nov. 3 as they take on Texas A&M at 10:00 a.m.