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Teammates finish in top 10 of raceComing off an impressive collective showing at the North Texas Opener, the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished fifth and sixth respectively at the Texas A&M Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Festus Kigen finished four seconds off the lead and took home second place for the men’s team. He has yet to finish in a place lower than second this season. Senior Matt Manly earned ninth place honors and was just one second away from tying for seventh place, which helped the team toward its fifth-place finish. Texas A&M would wind up winning the men’s event, averaging close to a minute and a half better than the Horned Frogs.

On the women’s side, freshman Tanja Ivandic and junior Ashley Young were the top finishers in the race, finishing eight seconds apart in 36th and 37th place, respectively.

Sports editor Tim Bella

Road matches unkind to soccer

The soccer team dropped two matches during a weekend road trip that featured a rival and a top-20 opponent.

The Horned Frogs started their weekend with a heartbreaker: a 4-3 double overtime loss Friday against SMU in Dallas.

The game against SMU was especially tough because the Frogs tied the game with a goal by sophomore midfielder/defender Cheryl Martin with just eight seconds left in regulation. But the lady Mustangs scored in the 105th minute of the match to end the Frogs’ second double overtime match of the season.

The team would follow its loss to SMU with a 6-2 loss to No. 20 Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

TCU trailed Missouri 3-0 in the second half when freshman forward Jackie Torda scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season to make the score 3-1 in the 59th minute.

One minute later, fifth-year senior midfielder Angie Nickens followed a Torda shot and found the back of the net to bring the Frogs within one before the Tigers scored three unanswered goals to help send the Frogs to their third consecutive defeat. The team stands at 3-5 heading into its Friday match with Colorado College.

Staff writer Billy Wessels

Equestrian swept in opening weekend

The equestrian team opened up its season on the road with three losses to SEC opponents this weekend.

Despite junior Carrie von Uhlit earning MVP honors against Auburn, the team fell 12 to 6 on Friday.

The next day saw the team lose a postseason rematch against South Carolina, falling 1313.5 to 1263.

Although Sunday’s match with Georgia came down to the wire, the Bulldogs slipped by the Horned Frogs by a mere five aggregate points.

Sports editor Tim Bella