Horned Frogs Fall To New Mexico State Saturday, 12-6

Kaitlin Perry

Feb. 25, 2012

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Kolby Simonson garnered MVP accolades, but No. 9 TCU fell to New Mexico State Saturday at the NM State Equestrian Center, 12-6.

The Frogs were particularly strong in Western events Saturday as TCU outscored the Aggies by a raw score of 737-727, but came up just short in points, falling 5-3. 

With the loss, the Purple and White dropped to 3-9 overall, while New Mexico State improved to 8-6 on the year.

"The Western team rode amazing today," said interim Western head coach Kindel Huffman. "Even though we didn't come away with a win Saturday, I was proud of the girls and how we were able to defeat NMSU in raw score by 10."

In Horsemanship, senior Courtney Chown scored the lone point for the Purple and White in the event, defeating Chelsea Campbell, 75-73. With the win, the Pilot Point native posted her sixth win of the season. Freshman Calli Rouse appeared to have scored a point for the Frogs, but battled Megan Gould to a 74.5 draw. Fellow freshman Samantha Bayer also scored a draw in the event after going against Lauren DeVoe.

On the Reining side, Simonson claimed her second MVP accolade of the season with a 79-67 decision over Campbell. Alexi Child was the only other Frog to score a point, defeating Brynn Larson, 74-68. With the victory, Child evened her season record to 5-5-1 in Reining. 

The Frogs struggled for a majority of the day in Hunt Seat Saturday, dropping a hard fought 3-2 decision in Equitation on the Flat. Sophomore Caitlin Ader and freshman Kaitlin Perry led the way for TCU in the event by defeating Amber Tassel and Hannah Swarthout, respectively.  With the win, Perry improved to 8-3-0, while Ader posted her fourth victory on the season.

Perry, a California native, continued her winning ways on the day in Equitation over Fences, recording an 83-74 decision over Amy Lang. Junior Haley Jacobi tried to rally the Horned Frogs, but came up short, falling to Emily McConnell.

TCU will return home to face South Dakota State on Saturday, March 3.



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