Estrada Leads No. 9 TCU Against No. 4 Georgia Sunday
Oct. 23, 2011
BISHOP, Ga. - Junior Lexie Estrada continued her winning ways Sunday garnering MVP accolades in Horsemanship, but No. 9 TCU dropped a 16-4 decision to No. 4 Georgia at the UGA Equestrian Complex.
"The western team rode amazing today," said Western interim head coach Kindel Huffman. "We challenged the Bulldogs at their home and stayed close the entire game. Our team is getting stronger and closer with this tough road schedule and we love the challenge."
Overall, the Horned Frogs shined in Western Sunday as the Lady Bulldogs narrowly defeated the Purple and White in both Horsemanship and Reining, 3-2, respectively. Estrada, who captured her second MVP honor of her career in Horsemanship, has now won three-straight and increased her season record to 3-1-0 with a 77-74 upending of Paige Stawicki. Sophomore Taylor Prince scored the other point for TCU in the event, moving to 2-0 on the weekend with a 73.5-72.5 decision over Anna Sasser. Finally, senior Courtney Chown appeared to have tied the Horsemanship total at 3-3, but dropped a 75-74.5 outing to Megan Hawkins.
In Reining, Kolby Simonson moved to 4-0-0 on the season and 2-0 on the weekend with a 74.5-73.5 victory over Kelly Truesdell. Freshman Alexi Child was also successful in the event, downing Samantha Belcher. Samantha Bayer narrowly fell to Jackie Hoyt Sunday, falling 72.5-71.
The Frogs could not figure out Georgia in Hunt Seat Sunday, but fought hard, dropping several close calls to the Lady Bulldogs. In Equitation on the Flat, Caitlin Ader tried to put TCU on the board, but was defeated by Abby O'Mara, 68-63. Returning Honorable Mention All-America honoree Callie Selchau narrowly fell in Fences as Olivia Dorey used an 82-81 outing to upend the junior.
With the loss, TCU moved to 0-5 on the year, while Georgia, who has claimed five National Championships, improved to 2-1 on the season.
The Horned Frogs will next be in action Friday, Oct. 28 at nationally ranked Texas A&M.