No. 8 TCU Downs No. 10 SMU Friday Afternoon
Oct. 5, 2012
"I am really proud of how the girls competed today against a really good SMU squad," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "It was a great day for us and I am so proud of the returners. They are really starting to fire on all cylinders, which is great. We still have some things that we have to correct, but I think all-in-all we are in a good spot as we look ahead to the rest of our fall season."
The Horned Frogs, who are now 2-0 on the season and have won three out of the last four meetings in the series, snapped the Mustangs three-game winning streak, totaling 815 points along the way. In all, SMU, who is now 3-1 on the year, hadn't lost a regular-season contest since falling to Georgia last March. The Frogs posted 3-2 scores in both disciplines Friday, while outscoring the Mustangs on the Flat, 406-401. Individually, junior Caitlin Ader scored her third Most Outstanding Player award of her career and first of the young season Friday.
Ader led the way for the Purple and White in Equitation on the Flat, downing Renick Townsend, 87-82. Sophomore Demi Stiegler remained perfect on the season, upending Rachel Reid, 84-83, while fellow sophomore Kaitlin Perry rounded out the TCU scoring, securing an 85-81 dropping of Courtney Line.
In Equitation over Fences, Stiegler continued her winning ways, defeating Julianna Fischer, 85-82. Haley Jacobi, an Arizona native, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 79-77 victory over Paulena Johnson. Finally, junior Courtney Motz rode Gigi to an 86-84 dropping of Emma Roberts. Perry appeared to have scored a point for the Frogs in the event, but fell to Alex Butterworth, 90-88.
TCU will travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M on Oct. 26.