No. 3 TCU Upended by No. 6 Oklahoma State
Nov. 16, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. - No. 3 TCU dropped a 14-5 decision to No. 6 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at the Animal Science Center. With the loss, TCU moved to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 Conference action.
"Today's loss was tough," said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "Oklahoma State came out ready to win and we had a few uncharacteristic errors that left the door open. That being said, we had several good rides. I thought both Alexi Child and Caitlin Ader rode very well today. They remained undefeated in the Big 12, which is great. Overall, we are anxious to get back to practice Monday and begin preparation for Georgia."
In Hunt Seat, the Horned Frogs finished out the day with a 6-4 loss to the Cowgirls. Senior Caitlin Ader won both disciplines and remained undefeated in league play.
In Equitation on the Flat, the Purple and White were not able to pull off the victory and dropped a close 3-2 decision to start the day. Molly Peddicord, a freshman from Pacific Palisades, Calif., remained unbeaten on the road with an 80-58 routing of Allie Joyce. Ader garnered the Frogs second point with a 69-68 advantage over Samantha Elser. With the win, Ader improved to 4-2 overall on the Flat.
In Equitation over Fences, the Frogs tried to rally, but could only muster two points in the discipline. Ader's successful outing led to a 75-72 victory over Samantha Harrison, which moved her to 2-0 on the day. Sophomore Taylor Alexander followed, snagging the Frogs second point, scoring a 77-71 victory over Maggie Gampfer.
On the Western side, TCU suffered a tough afternoon, dropping an 8-1 decision.
In Reining, Alexi Child continued her winning ways, earning the Frogs sole point with a 72-69.5 ousting of Mackenzie Fugitt. With the win, Child remains undefeated in Big 12 action and improved to 5-1 on the season.
Sophomore Erin Gillette appeared to have scored a point for the Purple and White in Horsemanship, but OSU's Paris Nottingham edged out Gillette, 71.5-71.
TCU returns home Saturday Nov. 21 to face No. 1 Georgia at Turning Point Ranch. Match start time is set for 11:00 a.m. CT in Springtown Texas.
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