Feb. 15, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – The third-ranked University of Georgia equestrian team earned a 13-4 win over Berry College in a scrimmage held last weekend.
“It was great opportunity for both teams to compete in this scrimmage,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “Our team did a great job of welcoming Berry and teaching its riders about the NCEA format. Berry came prepared and was eager to learn about the format, as well. I felt like this was a great opportunity to have riders practice in a competition-like atmosphere. I was very encouraged by our rides and the depth of this team.”
The hunt seat team helped Georgia to the win, defeating Berry 8-2. The Bulldogs shined in equitation over fences, taking the event 4-1. Faith Fiorenzano got things started with an 83-71 win over Katherine Kratina. Alex Andes followed with a 79-70 win over Katie Doran. Katie Crump and Madi Berger also recorded winning rides, posting scores of 78 and 72, respectively.
In equitation on the flat, Madeline Brown defeated Kratina 71-60 to grab Georgia’s first point in the event. Rachel Stallman and Nikki Alexander followed with winning rides. Alyssa Thompson rounded things out with a 67-57 win over Caroline Tatum.
On the western side, Georgia pulled out a 5-2 win, with the reiners riding to a 1-1 draw and the horsemanship team finishing with a score of 4-1. Jackie Hoyt posted the winning ride in reining with a 63.5-62.5 over Amanda Belamy. Morgan Justiss, Jacklyn Beckley, Honey Beth Campbell and Erica Webb each scored winning rides in horsemanship. Justiss got things started with a 68-67 win over Lynn Cherry, followed by Beckley, who defeated Ariel Robelen 69.5-0. Campbell posted the top score in the event, riding to a 72.5-62 win over Cecilia Sheilds-Auble. Webb wrapped things up for the Bulldogs with a 69-68.5 win over Anotonia Van Os.
Georgia will be back in action on Saturday when it travels to Auburn, Ala., to take on the top-ranked Auburn Tigers at 2 p.m.