No. 5 TCU Falls to No. 4 K-State Friday
March 29, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. - No. 5 TCU claimed a 5-2 victory in Hunt Seat Friday afternoon, but ultimately dropped a 10-5 decision to No. 4 Kansas State on the opening day of the 2013 Big 12 Championship at the Animal Science Arena.
With the loss, the Horned Frogs moved to 8-6 overall, while the Wildcats improved to 10-5 on the season. TCU will now face No. 7 Baylor Saturday morning, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT from Stillwater.
The Frogs' Hunt Seat squad, who improved to 9-4 overall, came out on the attack as they outscored K-State, 1,292-1,247. In all, the Purple and White swept the Wildcats in Equitation on the Flat Friday, 3-0.
Senior Haley Jacobi got TCU started in the event, downing Larissa Laffey, 160-146. Kaitlin Perry and Caitlin Ader tallied the other two points for the Purple and White on the Flat, dropping Rachel Webster and Madison Wayda, respectively. Sophomore Demi Stiegler appeared to have scored a point for TCU in the event, but she battled Meredith Finch to a 167-167 draw.
In Equitation over Fences, Jacobi continued her winning ways, defeating Shana Barnett, 153-148. Taylor Alexander was also victorious for the Frogs, upending Wayda, 163-150.
On the Western side, the Frogs tried everything they could to score a point against K-State, but came up short in the end, falling 8-0 to drop only their third meet all season. With the loss, the Western squad moved to 10-3 on the season.
In Horsemanship, Calli Rouse came up just short, falling 143-142.5 to Hannah Ribera. Alexie Estrada also just missed scoring a point for TCU as the Wildcats Kelly Bovaird upended the senior Friday afternoon.
TCU will close the 2013 Big 12 Championships Saturday against Baylor.