No. 7 Georgia to Host No. 3 Auburn Saturday (Hype Video)

Feb. 20, 2014

ATHENS, Ga.- The No. 7 Georgia equestrian team will take on the No. 3 Auburn Tigers Saturday, Feb. 22 at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 7-3 overall record and a 3-2 mark in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers own a 7-2 record that includes a 2-1 record in conference play.

"We are looking forward to hosting a tough Auburn team this weekend," said Head Coach Meghan Boenig, "We realize that any SEC competition is going to be a challenge, so this week's practices have been very focused. I've been impressed with the progression I've seen from the team going into this meet. Saturday will be a good indication of where we stand going into both the SEC and National championships."

The Bulldogs suffered their first setback of the spring schedule after dropping a 10-9 decision to top-ranked South Carolina last weekend. Georgia's Kylee Arbuckle was awarded MOP honors in Equitation on the Flat after recording an 83-81 victory over Amber Henter.

South Carolina edged Georgia 3-2 in Equitation Over Fences and Horsemanship, giving the Gamecocks an early lead. Trailing 6-4 at the half, Georgia's Flat team battled to a 2-2 tie. The Bulldogs won their lone event of the day when the Reining squad rallied to a 3-2 victory.

Georgia owns a 14-6 overall record against the Tigers in regular season competition. The Bulldogs traveled to Auburn earlier this season and gave up a 12-8 decision. Despite the outcome, all four MOP honors were awarded to Georgia riders. Auburn comes to Georgia as defending NCEA Overall National Champions and Hunt Seat National Champions, while Georgia claimed the reserve titles in overall and Hunt Seat.

Live scoring will be available online at www.georgiadogs.com as well as updates on Twitter by following @UGAEquestrian.

Lineup
Equitation Over Fences
Kylee Arbuckle, Junior
Olivia Dorey, Senior
Liza Finsness, Fresman
Abby O'Mara, Senior
Meg O'Mara, Freshman
Megan Southam, Junior
Emma Schauder, Freshman

Equitation on the Flat
Kylee Arbuckle, Junior
Olivia Dorey, Senior
Liza Finsness, Freshman
Caitlyn Francis, Senior
Megan Southam, Junior
Meg O'Mara, Freshman
Emma Schauder, Freshman

Horsemanship
Rachel Kolb, Sophomore
Sara Parr, Junior
Anna Sasser, Senior
Heather Schmidt, Sophomore
Paige Stawicki, Junior
Madison Beasley, Freshman
Savannah Scott, Freshman
Laura Malone, Sophomore

Reining
Caroline Blackshear, Junior
McKenzie Lantz, Senior
Claudia Spreng, Freshman
Charley Thiel, Freshman
Lauren Tieche, Junior
Lauren Garmon, Sophomore
Caroline Robinson, Freshman
Jackie Hoyt, Senior

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