Gamecocks drop 2014 National Championship to Georgia in tiebreak - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

Gamecocks drop 2014 National Championship to Georgia in tiebreaker

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:53:04 GMT
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
  • Traffic alert: Construction resumes after Labor Day holiday break

    Traffic alert: Construction resumes after Labor Day holiday break

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:00:14 GMT
    After the long Labor Day holiday weekend the Illinois Department of Transportation is getting back to work, and that could really slow you down you head back to work.IDOT called off work for Labor Day weekend to allow smoother holiday travel.Construction work will resume on Route 14 between Interstate 57 and the town square in Benton, Illinois. IDOT officials say drivers should expect delays as crews work to patch and repave parts of the roadway.There will be lane reductions with flaggers pos...
    After the long Labor Day holiday weekend the Illinois Department of Transportation is getting back to work, and that could really slow you down you head back to work.IDOT called off work for Labor Day weekend to allow smoother holiday travel.Construction work will resume on Route 14 between Interstate 57 and the town square in Benton, Illinois. IDOT officials say drivers should expect delays as crews work to patch and repave parts of the roadway.There will be lane reductions with flaggers pos...
  • Armed robbery at Portageville store under investigation

    Armed robbery at Portageville store under investigation

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:34:48 GMT
    An armed robbery at a Portageville store Monday night is currently under investigation.
    An armed robbery at a Portageville store Monday night is currently under investigation.

WACO, Texas - No. 1 South Carolina's bid for a third overall national championship fell short on Saturday, as the Gamecocks lost the championship meet in a tiebreaker to the University of Georgia at the Extraco Events Center. The meet ended in a 8-8 tie, but the Bulldogs prevailed on the tiebreaker, 2,323.5-2,219.

"We're certainly disappointed, but when you're competing against a good team like Georgia, you can't make mistakes, and unfortunately we made a few mistakes that we couldn't get back," South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. "But I can't tell you how proud I am of this team - we started out behind, then we got ahead, and just weren't able to carry it out in the long run. Our girls handled themselves beautifully, and I couldn't be more proud of them."

Saturday's competition began in the covered arena, where the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead after winning 3-of-4 points in equitation on the flat. South Carolina junior Alexa Anthony won the first point of the meet, knocking off Kylee Arbuckle, 142-128. But the Bulldogs went on to win the final three flat points to take a 3-1 lead.

The Gamecocks put on a dominating performance in horsemanship, winning 3-of-4 points to tie the meet at 4-4. In her final ride as a Gamecock, western team captain Alison Ceresani defeated Paige Stawicki, 148-141.5.

The Bulldogs won the next point to take a 4-2 lead, but back-to-back wins from Sam Chiodo and Johnna Letchworth evened the score at four apiece. Chiodo knocked off the Bulldogs' Heather Schmidt, 150.5-144. In her final horsemanship ride as a Gamecock, Letchworth saved one of her best career rides for the end, tying an event-high score 155.5 to knock off Georgia's Anna Sasser by 3.5 points.

Carolina built on its lead in equitation over fences, again winning 3-of-4 points to take a 5-4 lead heading in to the final event. Sophomore Samantha Smith won the first jumping point to give the Gamecocks a 5-4 advantage when she knocked off Liza Finsness, 161-137.

The Bulldogs won the next point to tie it at five apiece, but juniors Amber Henter and Katherine Schmidt posted back-to-back wins, allowing Carolina to take a 7-5 lead. Henter posted a 167 to defeat Georgia's Arbuckle by 27-points, and Schmidt followed with an event-high score 170, defeating the Bulldogs' Meg O'Mara by 11 points.

In reining, Georgia opened with three straight points to take a 8-7 lead over the Gamecocks. Junior Layla Choate closed out the meet with a 139-135.5 win over Georgia's Charley Thiel to tie the meet at 8-8, where the Bulldogs prevailed in the tiebreaker.

Point-by-Point Scoring

Carolina-Georgia

1-0 : Alexa Anthony defeats Kylee Arbuckle, 142-128, on Sparky.

1-1 : Liza Finsness defeats Kelsey Hart, 152-140, on Calvin.

1-2 : Olivia Dorey defeats Samantha Smith, 150-145, on Gideon.

1-3 : Meg O'Mara defeats Katherine Schmidt, 149-142, on Overtime.

2-3 : Alison Ceresani defeats Paige Stawicki, 148-141.5, on Sly.

2-4 : Sara Parr defeats Katie Kopf, 155.5-147, on Matt.

3-4 : Sam Chiodo defeats Heather Schmidt, 150.5-144, on Skip.

4-4 : Johnna Letchworth defeats Anna Sasser, 155.5-152, on Smokey.

5-4 : Samantha Smith defeats Liza Finsness, 161-137, on Sam.

5-5 : Abby O'Mara defeats Alexa Anthony, 149-142, on Changoo.

6-5 : Amber Henter defeats Kylee Arbuckle, 167-140, on Wyatt.

7-5 : Katherine Schmidt defeats Meg O'Mara, 170-159, on Mojo.

7-6 : McKenzie Lantz defeats Johnna Letchworth, 145-134.5, on Chex.

7-7 : Lauren Garmon defeats Sarah Bouchard, 138.5-0, on Cash.

7-8 : Lauren Tieche defeats Cody McMillion, 147.5-135, on Larry.

8-8 : Layla Choate defeats Charley Thiel, 139-135.5, on Cowboy.

Final Score: Georgia wins on the tiebreaker, 2,323.5-2,219.

Follow WIS:    

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.