Gamecock Equestrians Notch Win Over Texas A&M

Sophomore Katherine Schmidt scored the meet-winning point for South Carolina on Saturday against the Texas Aggies.

No. 5 South Carolina snapped its four-meet losing streak Saturday, as the Gamecocks beat SEC rival Texas A&M, 12-8, on Senior Day at One Wood Farm. Carolina improves to 5-4 overall and 4-2 in conference action, while the Aggies are now 4-5 overall and 0-4 in SEC play.

The Gamecocks picked up a 6-4 win from the Hunt Seat team, and the Western team continued its winning ways, defeating the Aggies 6-4.

“I thought this was a great win for us today, and I’m of course happy that we got a win for our seniors on Senior Day,” South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. “I thought our Reining and Over Fences teams did a great job to give us an early lead, and then hats off to our Horsemanship riders for scoring three big points for us late in the meet. Individually, I thought we had some terrific rides today, and I was very happy to see Sally (Henry) be named Most Outstanding Player in the jumping.”

South Carolina returns to action on Friday, March 1 when the Gamecocks host Delaware State at 1 p.m. in the final home meet of the season.