Horned Frogs Down Jackrabbits Saturday, 15-3
March 3, 2012
HUDSON OAKS, Texas - No. 10 TCU captured three MVP accolades Saturday en route to a 15-3 victory over South Dakota State at October Hill Farm.
The nationally ranked Horned Frogs, who also defeated the Jackrabbits in overall points by a total of 1,353-1,307, blanketed SDSU in both Equitation on the Flat and Horsemanship Saturday. On the day, several Frogs had solid performances as the Purple and White won at October Hill Farm for a third-straight meet.
With the win, the Frogs moved to 4-9 on the year, while South Dakota State dropped to 3-8.
"I thought today was a great competition as we look ahead to Georgia next weekend," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "I thought all-in-all, the girls had a solid day today and it is always nice to come away with a home victory."
In Equitation on the Flat, TCU swept the Jacks, 5-0, while also posting an overall score of 392-347. Sophomore Caitlin Ader led the way in the event, garnering her first MVP with an 86-76 victory over Santana Wright. Demi Stiegler and Emily Maloof were also victorious, defeating Jordan Goodall and Megan Schiffman, respectively. Junior Haley Jacobi evened her season record to 6-6 overall with an 81-74 decision over Meredith Sauer, while Kaitlin Perry tallied the final point for the Frogs by downing Megan Violand. With the win, Perry moved to 9-3-0 on the season.
Jacobi was also solid in Equitation over Fences Saturday, scoring a 77-74 win over Goodall. The victory was especially sweet for the Arizona native as she rode Lorel, who showed in his final collegiate competition Saturday. Senior's Victoria Lee and Taylor Frederick garnered the final two points for TCU in the event to help the Frogs claim a 3-2 victory.
The Horned Frogs were just as dominate on the Western side Saturday, defeating South Dakota State, 7-1. The Horned Frogs, who also recorded a 639-597 overall raw score victory, took home both MVP honors in the discipline.
In Horsemanship, the Frogs made quick work of the Jackrabbits, upending them by a final score of 4-0.
Alexi Estrada had a banner day for TCU as she not only recorded her second MVP accolade of the year, but also her eighth victory with a 76-69 decision over Hilleray Baysinger. Lyndsi Hardin was also successful, scoring a 71 to defeat Maggie Holzworth. Finally, Taylor Prince got back to her winning ways with a 72-67.5 dismantling of Amy Mandelke on Copy. For a second-straight meet, Courtney Chown, a senior from Pilot Point, rode victorious, earning a 72.5-61 downing of Hannah Stone.
In Reining, Samantha Bayer continued her impressive riding, capturing her third MVP with a 70.5-61 victory over Holzworth. Carrie Schimpff and Katelyn Gray tallied the other two points for the Frogs, defeating Helen Lauth and Jana Basler, respectively. Alexi Child appeared to have scored a point for the Purple and White, but she ended competition with a 64.5 draw to Laura Dunlavy.
"Today was a great day and I thought everyone rode really well today," said interim Western head coach Kindel Huffman. "It was nice to perform well in front of our home fans."
TCU will wrap-up its regular season next Friday against No. 1 Georgia at October Hill Farm. Start time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CT.