February 17, 2012

Pioneers Compete in IHSA Event at Coast Guard Academy

The Sacred Heart University Equestrian Team traveled to Mystic Valley Hunt Club in Gales Ferry, CT to compete in an IHSA competition hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Feburary 4th. In Open Fences, senior Abbie Britton placed third, while both senior Brian Buchanan and sophomore Jocelyn Alfieri placed fifth in their section. Senior Adrianna Dattoli and sophomore Allie Buccos placed second in their section of Intermediate Fences. In Open Flat, Dattoli and junior Devan Beaulieu placed fourth and Britton placed second. Buccos took first place in Intermediate Flat.

In Novice Fences, freshman Ashley Alaimo placed second, while junior Meagan Korolyshun placed third. A third place finish in Novice Flat, qualified senior Nicole D'Agostino for IHSA Regionals. Also competing for the Pioneers in Novice Flat were freshman Taylor DiBella, placing fifth, and sophomore Arielle Pagano placing sixth. Freshman Sara Scorpa placed first in Advanced WTC while junior Amelia Skerys finished the day with fifth place in WT.

Overall, Sacred Heart placed second with a score of 32 below UConn with a score of 34.