Oct. 31, 2015
SPRINGTOWN, Texas – No. 7 TCU claimed three MOP accolades Saturday en route to a 15-4 victory over South Dakota State at Turning Point Ranch.
In Equitation on the Flat, Kari Hancock, who garnered her first MOP of the season, defeated Natalie Howard, 98-87. By scoring 98 points, the Alaska native set a school record in the discipline for the highest score ever posted in school history. Mady Fithian was just as dominate, riding to a 94-82 victory over Taylor Duerr. Nicole Diamantis and Jayme Omand closed out the Horned Frog scoring Saturday afternoon.
Molly Peddicord improved to 5-0 on the season in Equitation over Fences, while also earning her third MOP accolade. Peddicord dropped Marielle Golden, 87-60. Sophomore Carley Barnett was also victorious, upending Jacey Chorlton, 85-73. Diamantis and Jayme Omand rounded out the TCU notables, downing Alissa Greenwald and Blair Julia Wright, respectively.
On the Western side, Rylee Morgan earned her first MOP honor in Horsemanship, defeating Lexus Hoffman, 74-71. Alex Stark, Megan McMullen and Jenna Jacobs also won their points, which helped the Purple and White claim a 4-1 victory in the discipline.
In Reining, Chantz Stewart, Hunter DeJane and Meloney Morris defeated Morgan Hall, Nicole Harvey and Raivenne Scott to put the finishing touches on a dominate day in Springtown.
Stat of the Game
3 MOP’s – Kari Hancock (Equitation on the Flat), Molly Peddicord (Equitation over Fences) and Rylee Morgan (Horsemanship).
Quote of the Game
Hunt Seat Head Coach Logan Fiorentino
On Kari Hancock’s School Record:
“She had a great ride and has been working really hard over the last couple of weeks. She’s always been consistent for us, but she’s really been working on taking things up a little bit and pushing herself a little harder to find the sweet spot on the horse. Hard work pays off and a 98 is almost perfect. It's always fun when the scores are big and the rides are good. I think it gives us a little confidence heading into our road trip coming up to finish the Fall.”
• Kari Hancock earned her first MOP honor in Equitation on the Flat.
• Hancock set a school record on the Flat with a score of 98.
• Molly Peddicord earned her third MOP accolade in Equitation over Fences.
• Peddicord is 5-0 on the season in Equitation over Fences.
• Peddicord has now posted an MOP in Hunt Seat in four-straight meets.
• Rylee Morgan earned her first MOP honor in Horsemanship.
The Horned Frogs will hit the road as the Purple and White face off against K-State and Oklahoma State next weekend. TCU will take on the Wildcats on Friday, Nov. 13 before traveling to Stillwater on Saturday,