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Georgia and Texas A&M to meet for SEC Equestrian title

1149 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Glen Johnson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Georgia and Texas A&M both won their semifinal matchups on Friday at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Equestrian Championship to advance to Saturday's championship round at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex.

Top-seeded Georgia defeated fourth-seeded Auburn, 13-6, while third-seeded Texas A&M beat second-seeded South Carolina, 11-7.

Auburn and South Carolina will meet in Saturday's consolation round beginning at 9 a.m. CT, while Georgia and Texas A&M will square off for the SEC Championship beginning at 1 p.m. CT. The Bulldogs advance to the SEC Championship round for the second consecutive year, while the Aggies are making their first-ever appearance in the SEC Championship round.

Georgia's Liza Finsness earned MVP honors in both Equitation Over Fences and Equitation On The Flat, Georgia's Paige Stawicki garnered MVP honors in Horsemanship and Auburn's Allie Dusha was the MVP in Reining.

Texas A&M's Hannah Williams garnered MVP accolades in Equitation Over Fences, while the Aggies' Haley Buchmiller was MVP in Equitation On The Flat. Texas A&M's Rachel Lucht earned MVP honors in Horsemanship, while South Carolina's Layla Choate was MVP in Reining.

The consolation round will begin at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday with the championship at 1 p.m. CT.

Georgia 13, Auburn 6

Equitation Over Fences (MVP - Liza Finsness, Georgia)
Meg O'Mara (Georgia) def. Megan Bifano (Auburn), 142-129
Leylan Gleeson (Georgia) def. Peyton Smith (Auburn), 158-145
Liza Finsness (Georgia) def. Ashley Foster (Auburn), 174-145
Megan Southam (Georgia) def. Demi Stiegler (Auburn), 150-137
Kylee Arbuckle (Georgia) def. Elizabeth Benson (Auburn), 168-158

Equitation On The Flat (MVP - Liza Finsness, Georgia)
Meg O'Mara (Georgia) def. Jennifer Delman (Auburn), 158-129
Demi Stiegler (Auburn) def. Kylee Arbuckle (Georgia), 144-141
Tory Hoft (Auburn) def. Leylan Gleeson (Georgia), 157-145
Liza Finsness (Georgia) def. Ashley Foster (Auburn), 158-148
Megan Southam (Georgia) def. Elizabeth Benson (Auburn), 138-132

Horsemanship (MVP - Paige Stawicki, Georgia)
Sara Parr (Georgia) def. Hannah Stephens (Auburn), 148-131.5
Rachel Kolb (Georgia) def. Lucy Igoe (Auburn), 147-143
Heather Schmidt (Georgia) def. Hannah Loseke (Auburn), 149-147
Katsy Leeman (Auburn) tied Bailey Anderson (Georgia), 148-148
Paige Stawicki (Georgia) def. Griffin Knight (Auburn), 152.5-151

Reining (MVP - Allie Dusha, Auburn)
Allie Dusha (Auburn) def. Kyndall Harper (Georgia), 145-143
Alexa Rivard (Auburn) def. Claudia Spreng (Georgia), 138.5-138
Lauren Garmon (Georgia) def. Griffin Knight (Auburn), 139-138.5
Katsy Leeman (Auburn) def. Lauren Tieche (Georgia), 144-138
Hailey Munger (Auburn) def. Charley Thiel (Georgia), 144.5-142.5


Texas A&M 11, South Carolina 7

Equitation Over Fences (MVP - Hannah Williams, Texas A&M)
Marlena Parker (Texas A&M) tied Sydney Smith (South Carolina), 158-158
Amber Henter (South Carolina) def. Haley Webster (Texas A&M), 168-148
Alex Desiderio (Texas A&M) def. Samantha Kraus (South Carolina), 164-158
Hannah Williams (Texas A&M) def. Samantha Smith (South Carolina), 169-166
Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina) def. Leah Chenelle (Texas A&M), 166-153

Equitation On The Flat (MVP - Haley Buchmiller, Texas A&M)
Amber Henter (South Carolina) def. Anna Rea (Texas A&M), 153-115
Hannah Williams (Texas A&M) def. Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina), 154-150
Haley Buchmiller (Texas A&M) def. Adele Norton (South Carolina), 162-145
Samantha Smith (South Carolina) def. Marlena Parker (Texas A&M), 150-133
Audrey Gallagher (Texas A&M) def. Alexa Anthony (South Carolina), 139-131

Horsemanship (MVP - Rachel Lucht, Texas A&M)
Logan Pluhar (Texas A&M) tied Abigail Pait (South Carolina), 150.5-150.5
Molli Jacobs (Texas A&M) def. Bailey Mierzejewski (South Carolina), 150.5-144.5
Kelsey Urban (South Carolina) def. Kaci Fisher (Texas A&M), 143-133.5
Avery Ellis (Texas A&M) def. Sam Chiodo (South Carolina), 147.5-141.5
Rachel Lucht (Texas A&M) def. Megan Overberg (South Carolina), 149-148.5

Reining (MVP - Layla Choate, South Carolina)
Sarah Kate Grider (Texas A&M) def. Cody McMillion (South Carolina), 137.5-131.5
Kara Guertin (South Carolina) def. Logan Pluhar (Texas A&M), 136-134
Ashley Dotson (Texas A&M) def. Sarah Bouchard (South Carolina), 142.5-142
Laura Sumrall (Texas A&M) def. Paisley Roberts (South Carolina), 138-125.5
Layla Choate (South Carolina) def. Hannah Jechow (Texas A&M), 143-140.5