No. 9 Horned Frogs Drop Tennessee-Martin Sunday Afternoon, 9-7
Feb. 19, 2012
FRESNO, Calif.- No. 9 TCU swept all four MVP accolades Sunday as the Horned Frogs downed No. 10 Tennessee-Martin on the final day of the Best In The West Invitational, 9-7.
It was a banner day for the Frogs as Haley Jacobi, Callie Selchau, Courtney Chown and Samantha Bayer all earned MVP honors. Overall, the Purple and White dominated the Skyhawks at the Bulldogs' Student Horse Center in Horsemanship and Equitation on the Flat, claiming 3-1 victories in both events, respectively.
With the win, TCU moved to 3-8 on the year, while also improving the all-time series mark to 5-0 over UT Martin. Tennessee-Martin dropped to 2-7 with the loss. Overall, the Frogs finished second overall by going 1-1 on the weekend, while Fresno State claimed the Best In The West Invitational title.
"We had some great rides this weekend," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "Callie Selchau had a great ride in Fences and picked up a well earned MVP honor and Haley Jacobi's Equitation on the Flat round was beautiful to clinch the Hunt Seat victory. We still have some things to iron out before we head to New Mexico State, but I'm confident that we will be ready to compete next Saturday."
In Equitation on the Flat, Jacobi continued her impressive weekend by defeating Caroline Cramer, 85-82. With the win, Jacobi went 2-0 in the event on the weekend, while also capturing her first MVP honor of the year Sunday. Demi Stiegler and Kaitlin Perry were also victorious in the event, defeating Hunter Ralston and Kaylan Herbst, respectively.
Perry continued her winning ways in Equitation over Fences Sunday, downing Cramer, 78-69. With the victory, Perry closed out play in Fresno, going 2-0 overall in Fences, while capturing her third win on the year. Selchau scored the other point for the Purple and White in the event with an 89-80 decision over Ralston. Selchau, a returning All-America honoree, won her second MVP accolade on the year, while improving her season record to 3-5-0.
In Horsemanship, Chown, a senior from Pilot Point and consensus All-America honoree a year ago, got back to her winning ways with a 72.5-62 downing of Kathryn Gorsuch. Chown scored her second MVP honor of the season, while also securing her fifth win on the year. Alexie Estrada remained perfect on the weekend with a 73.5-71.5 decision over Heidi Grimm. With the win, Estrada moved to 7-2-1 on the season. Taylor Prince rounded out the Frog scoring in Horsemanship, scoring a 67.5-66.5 victory over Michelle Chulock.
Bayer claimed her second-straight victory with a 72-67 dismantling of Candice Fulcher to post TCU's lone point in Reining. By defeating Fulcher, Bayer won her second MVP award of the year.
The Horned Frogs will return to action on Feb. 25 at New Mexico State.
TCU vs. UTM: (TCU will always be listed first)
Equitation on the Flat: TCU 3, UTM 1
Equitation over Fences: TCU 2, UTM 2
Horsemanship: TCU 3, UTM 1
Reining: UTM 3, TCU 1
TCU 9, UTM 7