No. 3 TCU Downs South Dakota State Saturday
Nov. 9, 2013
LAS CRUCES, N.M.- No. 3 TCU got back to its winning ways Saturday, battling South Dakota State to a 7-7 draw at the NM State Equestrian Center.
The Horned Frogs were able to capture their fourth victory of the season, outscoring the Jackrabbits by an overall raw score of 1,200.75-1,165.25.
With the win, the Frogs, who moved to 4-1 on the season, claimed three of the four MOP accolades Saturday afternoon.
TCU got out of the gates quickly on the Hunt Seat side, dropping SDSU, 5-2, while outscoring the Jackrabbits, 582-549.
Sophomore Nicole Diamantis claimed her second MOP of the weekend, defeating Mandy Gradert, 73-67. Senior Caitlin Ader was also victorious in the discipline, upending Santana Wright, while Kaitlin Perry rounded out the Horned Frog scoring, dropping Jordan Goodall, 72-56.
Perry continued her domination in Equitation over Fences as the junior from California made quick work of Blair Julia Wright, scoring an 85-82 decision en route to MOP honors. Molly Peddicord tallied the Frogs final point in Fences, defeating Jessica Andronowitz, 80-70. Diamantis tried to garner her second win of the day, but ended up tieing Goodall, 78-78.
On the Western side, TCU had several key rides, which ultimately let the Frogs outscore South Dakota State, 618.75-616.25.
Returning All-America honoree Alexi Child led the way in Reining, recording her second-straight MOP accolade of the weekend, dropping Danielle Baker, 73.5-71. Shelby St. Hilaire closed out the Horned Frog scoring, taking down Makayla Reed. Finally, Brooke Boyle battled Laura Dunlavy to a 72-72 draw.
In Horsemanship, Calli Rouse appeared to have scored a point for the Purple and White, but came up just short, falling to Shelby Webb, 71.70.5.
TCU will resume conference action on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs, who currently sit No. 1 in the league standings, will begin competition at 10:00 a.m. CT in Stillwater, Okla.