No. 8 TCU Upended by No. 3 Cowgirls, 11-8
Feb. 24, 2013
SPRINGTOWN, Texas - No. 8 TCU claimed a 6-4 victory in Hunt Seat Sunday over No. 3 Oklahoma State, but fell to the Cowgirls at Turning Point Ranch, 11-8.
With the loss, the Horned Frogs moved to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in conference action. In all, the Frogs fell for the first time at home this season and dropped only their third loss in 15 home games since the 2010 season.
TCU outscored OSU on the day, 1,601-1,596.5, while claiming one of the four MOP accolades. The Horned Frogs cruised to a comfortable victory in Equitation on the Flat Sunday, winning a 4-1 decision. With its 6-4 victory, the Hunt Seat program moved to 5-3 overall and captured its second Big 12 victory of the season.
"We saw the chemistry really start to come together and gel on the Hunt Seat side today," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "Oklahoma State is a great team, so we knew we would have to compete very well to come away with the victory. With very strong Kansas State and Auburn teams coming in, we know we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the final push."
Sophomore Demi Stiegler led the way for the Purple and White on the Flat, scoring a 93-87 victory over Leighona Bernstein. With the win, Stiegler claimed her second MOP honor of the season and improved her record to 7-1 overall, including 6-1 in league play. Haley Jacobi and Kaitlin Perry were also victorious in the event, posting a score of 90-88 against Ali Rose and Ellie Sparks, respectively. Freshman Nicole Diamantis rounded out the Frog scoring in the event, downing Allie Joyce, 81-77.
In Equitation over Fences, Stiegler and Jacobi continued their winning ways, defeating Maggie Gampfer and Sammy Elser, respectively. Perry appeared to be well on her way to a second victory on the day, but dropped a 93-90 decision to Samantha Harrison.
On the Western side, TCU dropped to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in Big 12 action, falling narrowly to the Cowgirls in Horsemanship, 3-1. Erin Gillette claimed the lone point for the Frogs, defeating Ty Paris, 75-73.5. The freshman from Palos Verdes, Calif., is now 4-3 overall. Finally, Alexie Estrada rode Matt to a 73-73 draw against Marissa Dalton.
In Reining, Katelyn Gray tallied a point for the Horned Frogs, upending Jenna Blumer, 73-71. The Colorado native improved to 6-2 overall and 5-2 in conference play.
TCU will continue league play next Saturday against K-State at Turing Point Ranch.