From the University of South Carolina
DOVER, DE - The fifth-ranked South Carolina equestrian team closed out its regular season with an 11-8 victory over Delaware State at the Gamblers Choice Equestrian Center on Saturday.
The Gamecocks finish the regular season with a 6-5 overall record. The Gamecocks won three of four events over the Hornets, including a 7-3 victory for the Hunter Seat team. In equitation, the Gamecocks outscored the Hornets 3-2, on victories by senior Carly Babcock and freshmen Kimberly McCormack and Logan Holler.
Babcock improved her record to 8-3, while McCormack improved to 8-3, and Holler is now 1-0 after her first competition in equitation. Holler's overall record improved to 2-0, with her second victory coming in equitation over fences on Nov. 6, 2009 against Tennessee-Martin. In equitation over fences, the Gamecocks picked up a 4-1 victory.
Seniors Megan Massaro, Katie Stenberg, and Nicole Bourgeois all scored points for the Gamecocks, while freshman Alex Arute also won her ride. Arute's victory improved her record to 5-1, while Bourgeois is now 6-2 in the event. In horsemanship, sophomore Taylor Singmaster picked up the only Gamecock point. She defeated Amanda Hotz 72.5-65, earning her fourth victory of the season.