No. 6 South Carolina picked up its first win of the season this weekend when the team trumped No. 3 Auburn 10-9.
The Gamecocks (1-2, 1-1 SEC) outscored the Tigers in equition and equition over fences, earning a decisive victory in the hunt seat arena. A four-to-one point advantage over Auburn in the equition event powered South Carolina to a lead that would not dissipate.
Auburn outscored the Gamecocks 707 to 699.5 in the western arena; however, the South Carolina team was able to score enough points to keep the match close.
“This was a great win for us today and I’m very proud of our girls for how hard they fought today,” head coach Boo Major said. “We knew Auburn was going to give us their best shot today, so it was nice to see us get a tough road win. Auburn had about three weeks to get ready for this meet, and we had just six days, so that really tells me a lot about this team and what we’re capable of.”
The team’s win over Auburn marks the fifth match against its SEC foe, including a victory in last year's semifinals.
The Gamecocks return to SEC action against Texas A&M on Oct. 31 at home in Blythewood, South Carolina.