TCU Comes Up Short Saturday to Georgia
Nov. 24, 2013
SPRINGTOWN, Texas-- TCU's Western team recorded a 5-3 victory Saturday, but it wasn't enough as No. 4 Georgia claimed an 11-5 decision at Turning Point Ranch.
"I am really proud of the Western team. They really bounced back after two tough weeks and showed some mental toughness," said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "It was a tough day mentally and physically for everyone. Overall, it was a good test to see where we are as a team and what we need to improve on before our next meet in February."
With the loss, the No. 8 ranked Horned Frogs closed out the fall campaign with a 4-3 record, including a 2-1 mark in conference play.
The Frogs garnered a 3-2 victory in Reining Saturday. Alexi Child scored her fourth-straight victory in the discipline, defeating Lauren Tieche, 71.5-71. With the win, the Oregon native improved to 6-1 on the year and leads the Frogs in winning percentages at 86 percent. Freshman Brook Boyle was also victorious, taking down Lauren Garmon with a 68.5-64.5 win. Finally, returning All-America honoree Katelyn Grayalso had a great outing, outscoring Lindsey Cheek, 70-66.5.
In Horsemanship, the Purple and White snagged the victory with a close 2-1 advantage. Sophomore Erin Gillette won TCU's first point by taking out Paige Stawicki, 70-63, while Calli Rouse, a junior from Colorado, routed Sara Parr, 70-63. Megan McMullenand Gray both appeared to have scored a point for TCU, but battled to a 70-70 draw, respectively.
On the Hunt Seat side, the Frogs fell to the Bulldogs, 8-1. Returning All-America honoree Caitlin Aderearned TCU's sole point in Equitation over Fences, scoring a 78-72 victory over Liza Finsness.
The Horned Frogs will be back in action at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo to face Delaware State on Feb 7. Start time is set for 6:00 p.m CT.