No. 8 TCU to Battle No. 3 OSU Sunday

Carrie Schimpff

Carrie Schimpff

Feb. 21, 2013


FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 8 TCU will continue its spring schedule Sunday with a 10 a.m. contest against No. 3 Oklahoma State at Turning Point Ranch.

“We are excited about hosting OSU this weekend. We traveled there in the fall and had great success,” said Western head coach Kindel Walter. “We are looking forward to having them ride at our facility with our fans supporting us." 

The Horned Frogs bring a 5-3 overall record into Sunday tilt, including a 2-2 mark in Big 12 action. TCU, who hasn’t lost since a November setback to Baylor, is coming off a dominating 14-6 victory over Fresno State last weekend. 

“I'm very excited to host Oklahoma State this weekend on the Hunt Seat side,” said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. “They are one of the best teams in the country and will challenge us for every point.  The team has been working hard and riding well over the past several weeks.  It will take a total team effort to beat Oklahoma State. I believe that we are up to the challenge.” 

Follow The Horned Frogs
A full recap and final results will be available following Sunday’s 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.

The All-Time Series
TCU and OSU will meet for the 12th time in program history Sunday. The Frogs lead the all-time series at 6-5 after dropping the Cowgirls this fall, 10-9.

The Last Time
In November, No. 7 TCU earned its first Big 12 victory in Stillwater, defeating No. 6 Oklahoma State at the OSU Equine Center, 10-9. The Horned Frogs simply dominated the Cowgirls, outscoring them, 1,522-1,454.5. On the day, TCU captured three Most Outstanding Player accolades, while the Frogs also posted a 5-4 victory in Western. In all, Alexie Estrada, Caitlin Ader and Demi Stiegler all picked up MOP honors. 

Home Sweet Home
TCU is currently 4-0 this season at Turning Point Ranch, having defeated Baylor and Fresno State during the spring season. In all, the Horned Frogs are 12-2 at home since the beginning of the 2010 season. The only losses during that stretch came against Georgia.

Scouting TCU
TCU comes into Sunday's contest looking for its sixth win of the season and third-straight victory. The Horned Frogs are currently No. 8 in the national polls and are 5-3 on the season overall and 2-2 in league play.

The Frogs are 6-1 in Western, while Hunt Seat squad has posted a 4-3 mark heading into this weekend. Several individuals have scored impressive victories during the 2012-13 campaign.

On the Western side, Kolby Simonson and Alexie Estrada will look to go to 6-2 on the season this Sunday in Reining and Horsemanship, respectively. Both are 3-1 on the season against Big 12 competition. Against Baylor and Fresno State, Samantha Bayer went undefeated in competition, going 2-0 in both outings in Horsemanship and Reining, respectively. 

Several student-athletes have also shined on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into this Sunday’s match-up against Oklahoma State. Demi Stiegler is coming off MOP honors in Equitation on the Flat against Fresno State, while Kaitlin Perry, who moved to 5-2 overall in Fences this season, went undefeated last weekend against the Lady Bulldogs. On the Flat, Stiegler comes into this weekend with a 6-1 mark, while Caitlin Ader will look to improve to 5-1-1 on the year.

Scouting Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State comes into Sunday with a 7-3 overall record and 2-1 mark in conference action. The Cowgirls are currently ranked No. 3 in the national polls and have gone 9-1 overall in Western this season. In all, OSU’s only conference loss came to the Horned Frogs earlier this season.

Sophomore Katy Krshka has led the way for the Cowgirls this season on the Western side. She will look to secure her team-high 11th overall Most Outstanding Player accolade this weekend in Springtown.

OSU will take on No. 6 Baylor Saturday before traveling to Turning Point Ranch. 

Last Time Out
On a cold and windy day, No. 8 TCU cruised to its fourth-straight victory at home this season with a 14-6 dismantling of Fresno State last Friday at Turning Point Ranch.

With the win, the Horned Frogs, who outscored the Bulldogs by a total score of 1,507.5-1,448.5, moved to 5-3 overall and are currently on a two-meet winning streak. Individually, Demi Stiegler, Taylor Alexander and Samantha Bayer all picked up MOP accolades. 

Up Next
TCU will continue conference action Saturday, March 2 against Kansas State at home. 


 

 


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