No. 5 TCU Set for No. 9 Texas A&M Friday
Oct. 30, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 5 TCU will try and continue its winning ways Friday when it takes on No. 9 Texas A&M at Turning Point Ranch. Start time is set for 12:00 p.m. CT in Springtown.
"We are excited to host a very good Texas A&M team before beginning some road trips in a very busy November," said Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "The team is pushing through the weather elements in order to be prepared and confident for Friday's meet. We are prepared and looking forward to a great day."
TCU comes into Friday's contest 2-0 on the young season after defeating nationally ranked and conference foes Baylor and Kansas State.
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Several individuals have scored impressive victories during the early portion of the 2013-14 campaign.
Several student-athletes have shined on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into this Friday's match-up against Texas A&M. Returning All-America honoree Caitlin Ader is currently 2-0 overall with one MOP accolade in Equitation on the Flat, while sophomore Nicole Diamantis will look to improve to 3-0 on the young season against the Aggies. In Equitation over Fences, senior captain Courtney Motz will try and move to 2-1 on the year after earning a victory against K-State.
On the Western side, sophomore Chantz Stewart has led the way for the Horned Frogs, moving to 2-0 on the young season with one MOP honor. Alexi Child has also excelled early, going 2-0 against Baylor and K-State, respectively.
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Against South Carolina, the Aggies dropped the Gamecocks in Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship. On the day, Logan Pluhar garnered the lone MOP accolade in Horsemanship.
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On the day, the Horned Frogs tallied two MOP's with senior Caitlin Ader and junior Calli Rouse both claiming accolades in Springtown. The Frogs outscored K-State, 1,522-1,459.5 to move to 2-0 in conference play and remain in first-place in the Big 12 standings.
In Equitation on the Flat, the Horned Frogs trampled the No. 4 Wildcats, 5-0, marking the second-straight season in which the Hunt Seat team has swept an opponent in a discipline. In 2012-13, the Purple and White dropped Delaware State. This noted the first time in program history that TCU has swept an opponent two-straight years.