Sept. 20, 2013
BISHOP, Ga. - The Red Team took a 10-4 win over the Black Team in the Red and Black Scrimmage at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga., on Friday, Sept. 20. Picking up MOP honors for the Red Team was Madi Clark in Equitation on the Flat and Claudia Spreng in Reining. Alyssa Mansfield and Jane Sutcliff won MOP honors for the Black Team, as Mansfield won the honor in Equitation Over Fences and Sutcliff was awarded the honor in Horsemanship.
"Today was very successful," Head Coach Meghan Boenig said. "I saw a lot of great rides and competitors that were ready to perform. Now that the riders know what the competition is going to be like, they have to make competition routine. They have to know how to practice, know how to prepare mentally and know how to compete, which is why today was so important."
The Red Team took a 3-1 win in Equitation Over Fences. Emily DuPont and Jessica Dencker picked up winning rides that allowed the Red Team to take an early 2-0 lead. DuPont outscored Allison Haupt 83-77 before Dencker defeated Sara Hunt 82-62. Alyssa Mansfield scored a point for the Black Team with a 84-78 win over Abby Brown that brought the overall score to 2-1. Rebekah Livingston sealed the 3-1 win for the Red Team with her 75-58 win over Chloe Simon.
The Red Team extended its lead in the meet to 6-2 after a 3-1 win in Reining. Charley Thiel picked a 65-64 win over Caroline Robinson that put the Black Team on top 1-0. The Red Team secured the final three points for the win. Lauren Garmon edged out Lindsey Cheek 70-69 for the Red Team's first point. Claudia Spreng followed with a 70.5-70 win over Michelina Carbone. Mikailla Waltos finished up Reining with a 56-0 win over Sydney Beasley.
In Equitation on the Flat, the Red Team came away with a 3-1 win that allowed it to take a 9-3 lead in the competition. Kendall Fately grabbed an 82-69 win over Allie Harbert. Madi Clark followed with an 87-85 victory over Sydney Crenshaw that put the Red Team on top 2-0. Madi Berger scored a point for the Black Team with a 73-67 defeat of Morgan Beavers. Emma Schauder picked up the third point for the Red Team when she took a 65-61 win over Audrey Gallagher.
Savannah Scott and Jane Sutcliff rode to a tie to open Horsemanship, as they each scored a 70.5. Rachel Kolb earned the Red Team a point with her 71.5-71 win over Heather Schmidt. Vanessa Gillette of the Black Team scored the final point of the day when she rode to a 70-68 win over Madison Beasley, resulting in a 1-1 tie in Horsemanship.
Georgia opens the regular-season next Sunday, Sept. 29 when it hosts Fresno State at 10 a.m.