Frogs Advance to Quarterfinals at National Championship

April 13, 2017

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WACO, Texas -- The No. 9 seed TCU equestrian survived and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCEA National Championship in Waco, Texas after edging No. 8 SMU, 8-7.

The Rundown The TCU equestrian team started the day off hot by sweeping the Mustangs 4-0 in Reining. Freshman Carly Lombard went first for the Frogs, followed by seniors Brooke Boyle, Carley Montemuro and Rylee Morgan.

In Equitation over Fences, Jayme Omand scored the lone point for the Purple and White after posting a one-point victory over SMU's Alexis Graves.

In the Western arena, Horsemanship senior Megan McMullen brought TCU a win over Morgan Redwine. It was a tie between senior Rylee Morgan and Ashley Mauney, both scoring a 144.5 on Reggie.

The final event of the day was Equitation on the Flat. Molly Peddicord opened the discipline nicely with a win over Nora Gray. The crowd was on edge after the score evened at 7-7 after two points were earned by SMU with a single ride left from junior Carley Barnett. Barnett pulled off a 157-point ride on Angelo to drop Leina King and bring the Frogs into the quarterfinals of the NCEA National Championship.

Quote of the Meet
Head Coach & Director of TCU Equestrian, Haley Schoolfield
"This team did today what we've known they could do all year. They rode with grace and grit each step of each ride. Special nod to the reining team who started us off with a sweep of the event."

Up Next
The Frogs advanced to the quarterfinals where they will meet the No. 1 seed Baylor on Friday. The two long time foes are in the "E" bracket. The match will begin at 9 a.m. in the Extraco Coliseum with Reining and in the Show Pavilion with Fences. TCU and Baylor will go third in Fences. The meet will continue with Flat at 2 p.m. in the Show Pavilion with the Frogs in the third slot and 2:30 p.m. in the Coliseum with TCU at the front of the docket.

9 a.m. -- Thomas Moore Feed Reining (Brackets E, F, G, H • Extraco Coliseum)
9 a.m. -- Equitation over Fences (Brackets G, H, E, F • Extraco Show Pavilion)
2 p.m. -- Equitation on the Flat (Brackets G, H, E, F • Extraco Show Pavilion)
2:30 p.m. -- Horsemanship (Brackets E, F, G, H • Extraco Coliseum)



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