TCU defeated Iowa State on Sunday afternoon in a closely contested match.
The Horned Frogs beat the Cyclones by a score of 3-2. The first set slipped away from the Frogs, but they bounced back and won the second and third sets. Iowa State won the fourth set, but TCU won the fifth set to secure the victory. The Frogs improved their record to 9-3.
This was the first time that TCU has emerged victorious against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.
Senior Sarita Mikals achieved a triple-double in the match, becoming the sixth player in TCU history to achieve this. She finished with 10 kills, 10 digs, and 10 blocks. Jillian Bergeson, Kaylee Smith and Ashley Smith each had a double-double in the match.
Assistant coach Brian Wright said that the balance of the team was the key to winning the close match.
“Iowa State renewed their energy a little bit and played really good defense on the floor in the fourth,” Wright said. “It got us on our heels a little bit, and we had a little bit of trouble scoring. We got our balance back in the fifth set, and it gave us a much better chance of getting people kills.”
Up next the Frogs are heading to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
TCU lost to the No. 7 ranked SMU by a score of 9-8 on Friday afternoon.
In a closely contested match, the Mustangs prevailed at the end to beat the No. 3 ranked Horned Frogs. TCU moved their record to 1-1 for the season after the loss.
The Frogs were led by senior Brooke Boyle in the reining discipline who defeated Madison Steed by a score of 71.5-70.
Rylee Morgan earned her second Most Outstanding Player of her TCU career on Friday by defeating Michaela Dinger 74.5-72. All-American Molly Peddicord made her season debut with a 76-74 victory on the hunt seat side.
TCU director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield said that despite the loss, there was a lot of positive things from the meet.
“We started today without the energy we needed, and it cost us the meet,” Schoolfield said. “However, we can’t look past the many accomplishments and positive moments we had from both disciplines today. We have a good amount of time to tweak some things before we head to Fresno State next month. Hats off to SMU on the win today.”
The TCU equestrian team will have some time off before returning on Oct. 21 to take on No. 9 Fresno State. TCU will open league play on Nov. 5 when they take on No. 6 Oklahoma State.
TCU beat SMU in double overtime Sunday night.
Junior Allison Ganter scored the winning goal with just 1:37 remaining in the second overtime to shoot the Horned Frogs to a 1-0 win over the Mustangs.
The Frogs played its fourth overtime game of the season. It was the third time the game went into double overtime.
“You try to make substitutions that impact the game. Allison Ganter comes through again for us and scores a big goal,” head coach Eric Bell said. “She’s starting to have a knack for that. I was actually yelling at Cachet not to pass the ball to where she did, but it gets through and fortunately we were able to get to it.”
The TCU soccer team returns to conference play Friday night when it hosts Kansas. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal.