Jan. 30, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Coming off of a 12-4 win over Fresno State, the No. 3 University of Georgia equestrian team will step back in Southeastern Conference competition when it travels to Blythewood, S.C., on Saturday looking to knock off the top-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in a competition slated to begin at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 4-3 overall record and is 1-2 against SEC foes. It is the second meeting of the season for the two teams, as South Carolina came away with an 11-8 win earlier this season in Bishop, Ga.
"We are coming off of a great win at Fresno State, where we remembered how to travel and win," assistant coach Lisa Anderson said. " We are excited about this weekend and feel that this meet with USC will sharpen us that much more and keep us moving in a positive direction as we get closer to Nationals. We are really looking forward to facing this SEC rival."
The Bulldogs took an 11-9 win over the Gamecocks the last time that the two teams faced off in Blythewood. Overall, Georgia is 5-4 when competing in dual meets at OneWood Farm during the regular season and 3-0 in postseason play.
In last week's win over FSU, Carly Anthony (Equitation Over Fences), Maria Salazar (Horsemanship) and McKenzie Lantz (Reining) each took home MOP honors. Georgia got off to a quick start by sweeping Fresno State 4-0 in Equitation Over Fences. Holding a 4-0 lead in the competition, Georgia rode to a 3-1 win in Horsemanship, highlighted by Salazar's MOP-winning performance. The Bulldogs followed up with a 2-2 tie in Equitation on the Flat before finishing with a 3-1 win in Reining that secured the 12-4 win.
Live scoring will be available for the competition.