No. 8 TCU Ready for No. 10 SMU Friday

Haley Jacobi

Haley Jacobi

Oct. 3, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas- No. 8 TCU will return to the show ring Friday against cross-town rival SMU at Turning Point Ranch. Start time is set for 2:00 p.m. CT in Springtown, Texas.

"I'm looking forward to hosting SMU on Friday," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "SMU has started off their season very strong and I anticipate it being a good test for our team. We are coming off of a great win against a good NMSU team, so I look forward to some great rides. We've had a chance to improve on some of the areas we needed to after the first meet and the girls know what they need to do to be successful."

Friday's meet, which will feature Hunt Seat only, will be the final tune-up for the Horned Frogs before they travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M on Oct. 26.

Follow The Horned Frogs
A full recap and final results will be available following Friday's competition on 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 Mustangs will battle for the eighth time in program history Friday afternoon. TCU, who currently leads the all-time series at 4-3, has won two out of the last three contests. The Frogs fell last fall to SMU, 6-4, in Dallas. Now senior Callie Selchau garnered MVP accolades at BuckBranch Farm, while the Purple and white outscored the Mustangs in Equitation on the Flat, 3-2.

TCU Opens Up In National Rankings
The TCU women's equestrian program received word last week that it was ranked No. 8 in the first Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll of the 2012-13 season. The Frogs stayed put at No. 8 in this week's poll.

Overall, the Horned Frogs totaled 31 points. Georgia and Texas A&M open the year ranked No. 1 with 82 points, while Auburn sits at the No. 3 spot in the polls with 63 points.

The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Oct. 17, 2012.

Scouting TCU
TCU is coming off a dominating season-opener over New Mexico State. The Frogs made quick work of the Aggies on the Hunt Seat side, claiming a 6-2 decision, while totaling 751 points.

In her first collegiate outing, freshman Taylor Alexander claimed her first MVP honor of her young career in Fences, defeating Laura Bostwick, 82-77. Junior Courtney Motz was also successful on the day, dropping 2012 All-American honoree Emily McConnell, 72-68. Haley Jacobi and Kaitlin Perryrounded out the Frog scoring in Equitation over Fences, upending Amber Tassel and Elizabeth Solomon, respectively.

In Equitation on the Flat, Callie Selchau recorded her fifth MVP honor of her career, downing McConnell, 81-74. Fellow California native, Demi Stiegler also garnered a season-opening victory, defeating Samantha Stephens, 74-68. Jacobi and Caitlin Aderwere also successful in the event. Jacobi, a senior from Ariz., battled Samantha Dooley to a 68-68 draw, while Ader rode JC to a 75-75 tie.

Scouting SMU
SMU comes into Friday's contest with a 3-0 record, which marks its best start in program history. In all, the Mustangs, who are No. 10 in the national polls, have defeated Delaware State, Kansas State and Tennessee-Martin to open the regular-season.

In its last outing, SMU downed UT-Martin, 6-4. The Mustangs dominated in Equitation over Fences, claiming a 4-1 win. Freshman Schaefer Raposa earned her first MVP honor, while returning All-America honoree Emma Roberts also was victorious. Finally, freshman Alex Butterworth and sophomore Courtney Line tallied the other two points for the Frogs.

In Equitation on the Flat, SMU fell slightly, 3-2. Paulena Johnson and Julianna Fischer rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs in the event.

Up Next
TCU will close the month of Oct., traveling to Texas A&M on Oct. 26.



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