No. 8 TCU to Battle No. 3 OSU Sunday
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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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