“We’re looking forward to this weekend against two great teams,” said head coach Meghan Boenig. “We are coming off of a successful trip to Tennessee and hope to continue that momentum against both South Carolina and Delaware State. The team has been extremely focused in preparation for this weekend and we’re eager to get back on our home turf.”
The Bulldogs and the Gamecocks last met in the fall when Georgia topped South Carolina 11-9 in Blythewood, S.C. The Gamecocks are currently 5-2 on the season, owning a 2-1 record in SEC play. During the 2013-14 season, the teams saw each other a total of four times, including post-season play, and split the meets with two wins apiece. Georgia’s current senior class owns a 5-2 record against the Gamecocks in regular season competition.
Georgia last competed against Delaware State during the 2013-14 season, when the Bulldogs handed the Hornets a 17-3 loss. The Hornets currently own a 1-5 record and last traveled to College Station, Texas for a dual meet against Texas A&M and New Mexico State.
The Georgia equestrian team is coming off of a pair of wins against Kansas State and UT-Martin. The Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats 14-4 at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Pavilion in Martin, Tenn. With the win, Georgia earned all four MVP honors from Megan Southam (Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat), Paige Stawicki (Horsemanship) and Lauren Garmon (Reining). The Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead in Equitation Over Fences, followed by a 2-2 tie in Horsemanship. Georgia completed a perfect 5-0 sweep in Equitation on the Flat, then sealed the win with a 3-2 decision in Reining.
On the same day, Georgia topped UT-Martin 13-6 and claimed three MVPs as Bailey Anderson(Horsemanship), Liza Finsness (Equitation Over Fences) and Kylee Arbuckle (Equitation on the Flat were awarded the honors. The Bulldogs jumped to a 3-2 lead in Equitation Over Fences, followed by a strong performance by the Horsemanship squad who took a 4-1 victory. The Bulldogs used a 3-2 decision to bring the overall score to 10-5. In the final event of the day, the Bulldogs sealed the win, outscoring UT-Martin 3-2.
Live scoring will be available online at www.georgiadogs.com as well as updates on Twitter by following @UGAEquestrian. Parking and admission are free.