No. 7 TCU Takes Down Cowgirls, 10-9
Nov. 3, 2012
STIllWATER, Okla. - The No. 7 TCU equestrian program earned its first Big 12 victory Saturday, defeating No. 6 Oklahoma State at the OSU Equine Center, 10-9.
The Horned Frogs, who moved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12, simply dominated the Cowgirls, outscoring them, 1522-1454.5. On the day, TCU captured three Most Outstanding Player accolades, while the Frogs also posted a 5-4 victory in Western.
The Frogs made quick work of Oklahoma State in Horsemanship, dropping the Cowgirls, 3-1, while scoring a total of 364 points. Returning All-America honoree Alexie Estrada continued her winning ways Saturday, garnering MOP honors. The MOP is the senior's fourth of her career and first of the season.
Estrada got TCU started off on the right foot in Horsemanship, defeating Lindsey McMullen, 76-74.5. With the win, Estrada posted her second-straight win on the weekend and moved to 3-1 on the year. Erin Gillete and Katelyn Gray were also victorious in the event, downing Katie Ralph and Marissa Dalton, respectively.
In Reining, Kolby Simonson picked up another victory Saturday, upending Taylor New, 73-66. Alexi Child scored the other point for the Frogs in the even, totaling 73 points for the victory. Gray appeared to have scored a point for TCU, but came up just short, falling to Erin Willoughby, 76.5-76.
The Horned Frogs battled Oklahoma State to a 5-5 draw in Hunt Seat Saturday, but the Cowgirls narrowly outscored TCU, 799-790. In all, TCU swept MOP honors with Caitlin Ader and Demi Stiegler picking up the accolade, respectively.
In Equitation over Fences, sophomore Demi Stiegler claimed her first MOP of her career, defeating Sarah Gesick, 86-76. Kaitlin Perry and Taylor Alexander rounded out the Frog scoring, upending Samantha Eiser and Samantha Harrison, respectively. Overall, TCU outscored the Cowgirls in the event, 398-392, while claiming a 3-2 decision.
Stiegler continued her winning ways on Equitation on the Flat, downing Ellie Sparks, 77-74. Ader captured her second-straight win on the weekend, defeating Harrison, 86-78, en route to her second MVP of the season and fourth of her career.
TCU will close its fall campaign at Baylor on Sunday, Nov. 18.