No. 8 Horned Frogs Drop No. 10 Aggies Sunday
Sept. 23, 2012
SPRINGTOWN, Texas - No. 8 TCU opened its 2012-13 campaign in fine fashion Sunday afternoon, capturing three MVP honors en route to a 12-6 decision over New Mexico State at Turning Point Ranch.
"It was a great opening day for us at our new home," said Western head coach Kindel Huffman. "I am so proud of how the girls came out today and competed. It was a good start to our season."
On a brilliant opening-day, the Horned Frogs, now 1-0, got off to a fast start in Equitation over Fences as the Frogs garnered a 4-1 advantage over the Aggies, including outscoring NMSU in the event, 382-363.
"I thought we had a really good day today," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "I really think we came out today and performed very well. It was a good way to open our new facility and in front of our home fans. I was very pleased with how all of the girls competed in our first meet against a very good New Mexico State team."
TCU totaled 1,454 points on the day, while the Aggies posted 1,352.5 points.
In her first collegiate outing, freshman Taylor Alexander claimed her first MVP honor of her young career in Fences, defeating Laura Bostwick, 82-77. Junior Courtney Motz was also successful on the day, dropping 2012 All-American honoree Emily McConnell, 72-68. Haley Jacobi and Kaitlin Perry rounded out the Frog scoring in Equitation over Fences, upending Amber Tassel and Elizabeth Solomon, respectively.
In Equitation on the Flat, Callie Selchau recorded her fifth MVP honor of her career Sunday, downing McConnell, 81-74. Fellow California native, Demi Stiegler also garnered a season-opening victory, defeating Samantha Stephens, 74-68. Jacobi and Caitlin Ader were also successful in the event. Jacobi, a senior from Ariz., battled Samantha Dooley to a 68-68 draw, while Ader rode JC to a 75-75 tie.
In all, TCU ended Hunt Seat with a 6-2 decision, while scoring a total of 751 points.
The Frogs were just as dangerous in Reining Sunday afternoon, receiving solid contributions up and down the roster en route to a 4-1 victory. Freshman Chantz Stewart led the way for the Purple and White, receiving her first MVP honor after defeating Tara Wilson, 73-68.5. Alexi Child and Katelyn Gray were also victorious, while Samantha Bayer dropped Stefanie Story, 71-68.5.
In Western, TCU dropped the Aggies by an overall score of 6-4, while outscoring NMSU, 703-632.5.
The Frogs will next be in action at home against SMU on Friday, Oct. 5. Start time is set for 2:00 p.m. CT.