No. 9 Horned Frogs Fall To No. 7 Kansas State Saturday, 11-9
Oct. 22, 2011
BISHOP, Ga. - No. 9 TCU won both Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship Saturday, but came up short as No. 7 Kansas State slipped by the Horned Frogs at the UGA Equestrian Complex, 11-9.
"I am very proud of how our team went for it over Fences, especially Alicia Turner," said head coach Logan Fiorentino. "She needed to win her point to secure the Fences victory and she really rose to the occasion. Kaitlin Perry handled a tricky horse on the Flat very well. We face a tough Georgia team tomorrow and I know the team will be ready to compete."
Overall, the Frogs battled the Wildcats to a 5-5 draw in Hunt Seat Saturday, but K-State captured the victory in the event with an overall raw score of 716-714. In Western, KSU, who is coming off two-straight Reserve National Championships, narrowly dropped the Frogs, 6-4.
TCU got rolling early in Equitation over Fences as Haley Jacobi, Caitlin Ader and Alicia Turner all recorded victories to secure the 3-2 early lead in the contest. Turner rode Nelson to an 83-77 decision over Kali Yates. With the win, Turner captured her first MVP accolade of her career. Jacobi moved to 2-2-0 on the year in Fences, downing Catherine Avolese, 81-80, while Ader dropped Rachel Webster, 82-70.
Ader, a sophomore from Florida, continued her success later in the day in Equitation on the Flat, upending Jacquelyn Bogstad, 64-63. Freshman Kaitlin Perry scored the other point for TCU in the event, defeating Madison Wayda, 68-60. Perry is now 3-1-0 on the young season.
The Frogs dropped Kansas State in Horsemanship on Saturday, 3-2. Samantha Bayer opened competition defeating Rachel Wetherell, 76.5-70, while junior Lexie Estrada downed Kelsey Sousa, 78.5-74. Sophomore Taylor Prince continued her early season success with a 76-75.5 victory over Hannah Ribera. Senior Courtney Chown saw her winning-streak come to an end Saturday, falling for the first time this fall to Kelly Bovaird. Chown is now 13-2-0 in her last 15 outings.
In Reining, Kolby Simonson moved to 3-0-0 on the season with a 73.5-73 victory over Jesse Johnson Saturday. Junior Carrie Schimpff appeared to have scored a point for the Frogs in the event, but dropped a 76.5-75.5 decision to Margaet Peine.
With the loss, TCU moved to 0-4 on the year, while Kansas State improved to 2-1 on the season.
The Horned Frogs will be back in action Sunday against nationally ranked Georgia. Start time is set for 9 a.m. CT.