TCU Downs No. 1 Baylor in Quarterfinal
April 14, 2017
WACO, Texas - The No. 9 seeded TCU equestrian squad defeated Baylor 9-7 in the quarterfinals of the NCEA National Championship on Friday; the first time the Frogs have defeated the No. 1 seed at Nationals.
TCU will play the No. 5 seeded Texas A&M Aggies in the semifinals. A win against the Aggies would lead the Frogs to the championship tomorrow afternoon against the winner of Georgia and Auburn.
In Equitation over Fences, Carley Barnett gave her all in a 151-point ride on Cody which would eventually earn her a point for TCU against Gabby Conte's 137. Molly Peddicord came into the arena determined and dropped a 158-152 decision on Vivaldi against Shannon Hogue.
Back in the Western arena, freshman Laska Anderson gave a push for the Frogs with her ride on Zip which would earn her a score of 130.5, eventually downing Aspen Crew for a Purple and White point. Megan McMullen came out poised on Chili, dropping Kaylee Mellott's 139-point ride with her own ride of 147.5 points. Rylee Morgan finished it out for the Frogs on Otto, earning the half a point TCU needed to take Horsemanship 3-0.
To round out the quarterfinals, Equitation on the Flat had the spotlight; senior Kari Hancock gave an upstanding ride worth a 172-point decision on Calvin. Hancock's point was the lone point for the Frogs in Flat, but was what the Purple and White needed to officially down the Bears with a score of 9-7 as the final.
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Head Coach and Director of Equestrian, Haley Schoolfield
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