Sunday, November 1, 2015

No. 7 TCU Dominates South Dakota State, 15-4

No. 7 TCU claimed three MOP accolades Saturday en route to a 15-4 victory over South Dakota State at Turning Point Ranch.

In Equitation on the Flat, Kari Hancock, who garnered her first MOP of the season, defeated Natalie Howard, 98-87. By scoring 98 points, the Alaska native set a school record in the discipline for the highest score ever posted in school history. Mady Fithian was just as dominant, riding to a 94-82 victory over Taylor Duerr. Nicole Diamantis and Jayme Omand closed out the Horned Frog scoring Saturday afternoon.

Molly Peddicord improved to 5-0 on the season in Equitation over Fences, while also earning her third MOP accolade. Peddicord dropped Marielle Golden, 87-60. Sophomore Carley Barnett was also victorious, upending Jacey Chorlton, 85-73. Diamantis and Jayme Omand rounded out the TCU notables, downing Alissa Greenwald and Blair Julia Wright, respectively.

On the Western side, Rylee Morgan earned her first MOP honor in Horsemanship, defeating Lexus Hoffman, 74-71. Alex Stark, Megan McMullen and Jenna Jacobs also won their points, which helped the Purple and White claim a 4-1 victory in the discipline.

In Reining, Chantz Stewart, Hunter DeJane and Meloney Morris defeated Morgan Hall, Nicole Harvey and Raivenne Scott to put the finishing touches on a dominate day in Springtown.

Cowgirls Take Down No. 3 Baylor

No. 5 Oklahoma State improved to 3-2 on the season with a 13-7 win over No. 3 Baylor at Totusek Arena on Saturday.

The Cowgirls dominated Western competition, defeating Baylor by a total of 8-2.

Cowgirl seniors Paris Nottingham and Ty Paris and sophomores Elizabeth Collins and Kirsten Chamberland earned points in Horsemanship.

Nottingham, who took home MOP honors, defeated Mary Brown 74.5-72, Paris defeated Abbi Demel 72-71.5, Collins defeated Bray Bergstrom 71-69.5 and Chamberland defeated Charlotte Green 72.5-67.5.

Oklahoma State continued its success in Reining this season, winning the event 4-1.

The Cowgirls remain unbeaten in Reining this season, posting a 4-0-1 record this fall.

Erin Willoughby improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season, knocking off Baylor's Charlotte Green 70-67.5.

Julia Purus trumped Claire Ulhman 68.5-67 and Ebba Lange bested Elizabeth Shank 71.5-69.5.

Lange was named Most Outstanding Player in Reining.

All-American Justine Peters was also victorious, defeating Ginger Chant 65.5-64.5.

In hunt seat competition, Oklahoma State and Baylor tied 5-5.

Carly Barrick and Jorden Davis were victorious for the Cowgirls in Equitation on the Flat. Barrick defeated Jenny Mitchell 72-68 and Davis bested Rachel Van Allen 71-65.

In Equitation over Feces, Maggie Drysch topped Shannon Hogue 76-73, Katie Jones outdueled Alicia Gasser 82-80 and All-American Amy White was triumphant over Paige Parker, winning 81-79.

Jones' score of 82 was a meet-high for Oklahoma State.

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