No. 7 TCU Takes On No. 8 Oklahoma State


Nov. 2, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 7 ranked TCU equestrian program opens conference play this weekend at home versus No. 8 Oklahoma State. Start time is set for 10:00 a.m. at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown. 

“We couldn't be more excited to open up Big 12 Conference meets with Oklahoma State,” said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. “They are always very prepared and ready to compete. Our student-athletes are looking forward to putting their skills and strengths to the test on Saturday.”

The Horned Frogs come into this weekend with a 2-1 overall record, having defeated now No. 9 Fresno State in their last outing by raw score. The Cowgirls are also 2-1 overall and 1-0 in league play after dropping Baylor in their last meet, 12-8.

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A full recap and final results will be made available following Saturday's competition on GoFrogs.com. During the meet, live results can be found on the official TCU equestrian twitter page. Fans are encouraged to follow @TCUWEquestrian.

The All-Time Series
Oklahoma State leads the all-time series at 12-8. The Cowgirls have won four-straight in the series after sweeping the Purple and White a year ago during the regular-season. TCU’s last win over the Pokes came in a 11-9 victory on the final day of the 2015 Big 12 Championship in Springtown.

Home Sweet Home
The Frogs are 16-6 overall during the regular-season in Springtown since 2012-13. The Purple and White are also 6-2 in regular-season outings against league foes since 2013-14.

McMullen Selected For Horsemanship Challenge
Senior Megan McMullen was honored this week as one of 16 collegiate riders chosen to compete at the prestigious AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge on Nov. 13-14.

McMullen joins Oklahoma State’s Libby Collins as the lone Big 12 Conference riders set to compete in Oklahoma City as part of the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. The preliminary rounds will take place on Nov. 13, with the finals beginning on Nov. 14.

TCU Continues Life In The Polls
After opening the season ranked No. 3 in the NCEA national team rankings, the Horned Frogs stayed put at No. 7 in the latest NCEA rankings. The No. 3 ranking was the highest preseason ranking in school history and topped all Big 12 Conference schools in the preseason poll. The Horned Frogs closed last spring ranked No. 2 in the NCEA.

Scouting TCU
TCU comes into this Friday’s meet with a 2-1 overall record having defeated nationally ranked Fresno State in its last outing by raw score. Against the Bulldogs, the Horned Frogs claimed one MOP honor. Earning an MOP was Brooke Boyle, who has now posted back-to-back MOP rides.

On the season, the Western program has been led by Boyle and Carley Montemuro. Boyle and Montemuro are both 2-0 on the season in Reining. Not to be outdone, newcomers Jamie Cook and Carly Lombard both sport a perfect 3-0 record in Horsemanship and Reining, respective, while also garnering MOP accolades.

On the Hunt Seat side, returning All-American honoree Molly Peddicord will take a 1-1 record into Oklahoma State in Equitation on the Flat, while Carley Barnett has posted an MOP ride and 1-1 mark in the discipline. One other notable undefeated rider includes senior Kari Hancock, who has gone 1-0-1 on the Flat. Jayme Omand has also had a nice start to her junior campaign in Equitation over Fences, riding to a 1-1 overall mark.

Scouting Oklahoma State
No. 8 Oklahoma State brings a 2-1 overall record into this weekend and a 1-0 mark in league play. In their last outing, the Cowgirls dropped Baylor, 12-8, in Stillwater. OSU has been led this season by returning All-America honorees Jorden Davis and Ebba Lange. Davis scored a 90-79 victory over the Bears’ Katie Jones in Equitation over Fences, while Lange is currently 3-0 on the season in Reining.

Up Next
TCU will close out its fall schedule next weekend in Waco when the Purple and White take on Delaware State and Baylor on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

 

 

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