Posted: Mar 24, 2018
Charlottesville, Va. — The Lynchburg College equestrian team had its regular season closer at the University of Virginia IHSA show Saturday afternoon. At the end of the show, the Hornets earned 19 points, placing them fifth overall.
The Hornets began the day with the Walk/Trot division, where junior Paige Gaut (Spotsylvania, Va.) started with a fifth-place finish. Senior Julia Cavagna (Stafford, Va.) followed with a fourth-place finish in the Walk/Trot/Canter.
The Novice division consisted of junior Missy Green (Vienna, Va.), who was fifth in the flat, and senior Gina Romano (Chester, N.J.), who competed over fences.
Sophomore Dani Herzberg (Beachwood, Ohio) and senior CarolAnne Bekus (Hillsborough, N.J.) both had great rides in the Intermediate division, Bekus in the over fences with a fifth-place ride and Herzberg earning the Hornets points with a second place in the flat.
To finish up the day, senior Christina Antonucci (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.) earned a fifth-place in the open flat, qualifying her for regionals. Antonucci also earned the Hornets points in the open over fences with a fourth-place ribbon.
Sunday, the team will travel back to Charlottesville to compete in the Zone 4, Region 2 competition where the top two of each division in turn will move on to compete in the Zone 4 show. Antonucci will be competing in both the open flat and over fences, Bekus in the Intermediate flat, and Herzberg in the Intermediate over fences and Novice flat.
UVA IHSA TEAM RESULTS
University of Virginia- 39
Randolph College- 37
Hollins University- 23
James Madison University- 20
Lynchburg College- 19
Bridgewater College- 16
Washington and Lee University- 10
Roanoke College- 7