Nov. 19, 2011
MARTIN, Tenn. - The third-ranked Georgia equestrian team completed its fall season with a 12-6 win over UT-Martin in Martin, Tenn. Carly Anthony continued her winning ways, taking home MVP honors in equitation on the flat for the third-straight week with a score of 86. Kelly Truesdell repeated her MVP performance from Friday with a score of 73 in reining. Joining Anthony and Truesdell with an MVP ride was Maria Salazar, who rode to a score of 74.5 in horsemanship.
With the win, Georgia moves to 6-1 on the year, while UT-Martin is 2-2 on the year.
"It was a good day for us," head coach Meghan Boenig said. "We have to work on some little things here and there, but overall we had strong rides and confident rides. I am very proud of how the team rode and handled themselves today. UT-Martin was a great host and it was a pleasure being here this weekend."
Georgia won the Hunt Seat side 6-4, taking equitation over fences and equitation on the flat by scores of 3-2. Amelia Rogers and Isabel Jolicoeur joined Anthony as point winners in equitation over fences. Rogers defeated her opponent 80-68, while Jolicoeur outscored her opponent 82-77. Anthony's score of 83 bested her opponent by 23 points.
In equitation on the flat, Michelle Morris, Megan Southam and Anthony helped Georgia to its 3-2 win. Anthony led the way with an 86, followed by Morris with a score of 79. Southam rounded out the point winners for Georgia with a score of 77.
Georgia's horsemanship team had a strong showing, earning a 4-0 win over the Skyhawks. Salazar's score of 74.5 led the team, followed by Megan Hawkins and Paige Stawicki, who each scored a 74. Anna Sasser also had a scoring ride, finishing with a 73.
UGA and UT-Martin tied 2-2 in reining. Becca Haaland and Truesdell were the point winners for Georgia, while Samantha Belcher rode to a draw with her opponent. Haaland finished with a score of 71, while Truesdell rode to a score of 73.
Georgia will return to action on February 4 when it hosts South Carolina in Bishop, Ga., at 2 p.m.