TCU Comes Up Short Saturday to Georgia

Erin Gillette

Nov. 24, 2013

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SPRINGTOWN, Texas — No. 8 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 was 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 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 Gray also 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 taking out Paige Stawicki, 70-63, while Calli Rouse, a junior from Colorado, routed Sara Parr, 70-63. Megan McMullen and Gray appeared to have scored a point for TCU, but both 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 Ader earned TCU’s sole point in Equitation over Fences, scoring a 78-72 victory over Liza Finsness. With the win, Ader improved to 3-0.

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.



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