No. 8 TCU Set For No. 4 Oklahoma State

Alexi Child

Alexi Child

Feb. 19, 2014


FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 8 TCU will close out its home schedule Saturday against No. 4 Oklahoma State at Turning Point Ranch, beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

The Horned Frogs, who are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play, will look to even the season-series against the Cowgirls at 1-1 after falling in Stillwater earlier this fall. 

"We are very excited to host Oklahoma State on Saturday, which is our senior day," said TCU director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "Oklahoma State is coming off of a big win against K-State last weekend, so we have been preparing extremely hard. It will be a bittersweet day as it will be the final home meet for eight terrific seniors." 

Follow The Horned Frogs
A full recap and final results will be available following competition on GoFrogs.com. During the meet, live results will be made available at the official TCU equestrian twitter page. Fans are encouraged to follow @TCUWEquestrian. 

All-Time Series
The Horned Frogs and Cowgirls are set to compete for the 13th time in program history Saturday. OSU currently holds a 7-5 advantage in the all-time series and has won four out of the last five meetings. 

The Final Chapter
On Saturday,  senior's Caitlin Ader, Johanna Bishop Viscarra, Ciera Fowler, Taylor Gillette, Courtney Motz, Sarah Southworth, Allison Winspear and Hadley Woodruff will all put the finishing touches on their home careers at TCU. The eight student-athletes have helped TCU reach new heights during their time in Fort Worth, while amassing over 25 wins as a team. 

Defending Turning Point Ranch
TCU brings a 4-1 home record into this weekend. During the last three years, the Frogs have gone a combined 12-4 at their home facility. Since moving to Turning Point Ranch, the Purple and White are 9-3 overall.

Scouting TCU
TCU comes into Saturday's meet looking to move to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in Big 12 action. The Horned Frogs, who are currently No. 8 in the national polls, will look to capture their fifth home win of the season this weekend.

On the Western side, Alexi Child will look to garner her eighth overall victory in Reining against the Cowgirls. At 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12, the Oregon native has also claimed two MOP accolades in the discipline. In Horsemanship, junior Calli Rouse has led the way, capturing four wins and two MOP honors. Finally, freshman Megan McMullen brings a 6-2-1 mark in Horsemanship into this Saturday's competition after winning last week at Baylor.

Several student-athletes have also stepped up on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into Saturday. Molly Peddicord, who has won three-straight, will look to improve to 7-2-1 on the season in Equitation over Fences. On the Flat, Kaitlin Perry has captured four victories on the year with one MOP, while Nicole Diamantis has posted a 5-4 overall record in the discipline, including a 2-2 conference mark.

Scouting Oklahoma State
No. 4 Oklahoma State comes into Saturday boasting a 5-2 overall mark, including a 2-2 conference record after downing Kansas State last weekend, 13-6. Against the Wildcats, OSU claimed its fifth-straight victory as Samantha Harrison and Katy Krshka earned three MOP accolades.

Last week, Harrison and Mackenzie Fugitt were named National Collegiate Equestrian Association Riders of the Month for January.  

Last Time Out
No. 8 TCU claimed a 3-2 decision in Horsemanship last Saturday afternoon, but the Horned Frogs dropped a 12-8 outing to No. 2 Baylor at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

On the day, sophomore Chantz Stewart scored her second MOP accolade of the season in Reining and the Frogs appeared to be well on their way to upending the Bears in Western, but battled to 5-5 draw. 

Earlier This Year
No. 3 TCU dropped a 14-5 decision to No. 6 Oklahoma State earlier this season at the Animal Science Center in Stillwater. Notables against the Cowgirls included Caitlin Ader winning both disciplines on the Hunt Seat side, while Alexi Child continued her winning ways, earning the Frogs sole point in Reining with a 72-69.5 ousting of Mackenzie Fugitt.

Up Next
TCU will next be in action on Saturday, March 1 at SMU. 


 

 


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