No. 8 TCU Takes on No. 2 Baylor Saturday

Taylor Alexander

Feb. 13, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 8 TCU will take on No. 2 Baylor Saturday at the Willis Family Equestrian Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT in Waco.

Fresh off a 15-4 dismantling of Delaware State, the Horned Frogs, who are 5-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play, will look to move to 2-0 on the season against the Bears. The two schools are currently tied atop the Big 12 standings with a .667 winning percentage. 

“We are looking forward to getting back into conference competition on Saturday at Baylor,” said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. “It is sure to be a great meet and our student-athletes are working hard in preparation.” 

Follow The Horned Frogs
A full recap and final results will be available following competition on During the meet, live results will be made available at the official TCU equestrian twitter page. Fans are encouraged to follow @TCUWEquestrian. 

All-Time Series
No. 8 TCU and No. 2 Baylor will battle for the 13th time in program history this weekend. The Frogs will look to improve to 8-5 in the all–time series after defeating the Bears earlier this season, 11-9, in Springtown.

Child Looking To Capture All-America Accolades
Alexi Child will take an impressive resume into this weekend’s action at Baylor. The returning All-America honoree is 7-1 on the season and 3-0 in Big 12 play in Reining. The junior, who went 4-1 during the month of November and earned Big 12 and NCEA Rider of the Month honors, hasn’t lost since falling at Texas A&M on Nov. 1. She has won five-straight competitions in Reining heading into the contest at Baylor. 

Scouting TCU
TCU comes into Saturday’s meet looking to move to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 action. The Horned Frogs, who are currently No. 8 in the national polls, will look to capture their first road win of the season this weekend.

On the Western side, Alexi Child will look to remain undefeated in conference play and garner her eighth overall victory in Reining at Baylor. At 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big 12, the Oregon native has also claimed two MOP accolades in the discipline. In Horsemanship, junior Calli Rouse has led the way, capturing four wins and two MOP honors. Finally, freshman Megan McMullen brings a 5-2-1 mark in Horsemanship into this Saturday’s competition.

Several student-athletes have also stepped up on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into Saturday. Molly Peddicord, who went 2-0 in competition last weekend against Delaware State, will look to improve to 6-2-1 on the season in Equitation over Fences. On the Flat, Kaitlin Perry has captured four victories on the year with one MOP, while Nicole Diamantis has posted a 5-3 overall record in the discipline, including a 2-1 conference mark. 

Scouting Baylor
No. 2 Baylor, who is 3-1 at home, improved to 6-2 on the season last weekend after claiming a 16-4 decision against Delaware Sate. In all, the Bears posted a 4-1 victory in all four disciplines, while sweeping MOP accolades against the Hornets. 

Against DSU, Parris Rice earned MOP honors in Horsemanship with a 74-71.5 victory over Alaina Halter, while Jessica Leach led the way in Reining, scoring a 74 to claim MOP accolades. On the Hunt Seat side, Jenny Mitchell and Samantha Schaefer both scored MOP rides this past weekend. 

Up Next
TCU will close out its home schedule on Saturday, Feb. 22 against Oklahoma State. Start time is set for 11:00 a.m. CT from Turning Point Ranch.



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