No. 10 Rifle Concludes Trip to Alaska
Jan. 20, 2018

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The No. 10 ranked Ole Miss Rifle team competed in their fourth match in eight days and tied the second highest score in school history in a loss to No. 1 West Virginia University at Tanana Valley Sportsmen’s Club in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Rebels posted a 4669 aggregate, while WVU totaled a 4718.  

Smallbore
In smallbore the Rebels tallied 2322 compared to WVU’s 2340.  Jessica Haig tied her personal best of 585 to lead the Rebels.  The other three counting team members, Harley Gardner, Emily Cock and Abby Buesseler fired identical 579s.  For Buesseler and Cock, 579 tied their personal best.

WVU was led by 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Ginny Thrasher who fired a 591.

Air Rifle
In Air Rifle Ole Miss fired 2347 compared to WVU’s 2378.  Emily Cock led the team with a 591, followed by Jessica Haig (590), Kamilla Kisch (584) and Harley Gardner (582).  

For the Mountaineers, Thrasher fired a near perfect score (599), while teammate Milica Babic finished with a 597.  

Results 

Smallbore
Jessica Haig 585
Harley Gardner 579
Emily Cock 579
Abby Buesseler 579
Total 2322 

Air Rifle
Emily Cock 591
Jessica Haig 590
Kamilla Kisch 584
Harley Gardner 582
Total 2347 

Marsha’s Minute 
“This has been an awesome week for Ole Miss Rifle,” said head coach Marsha Beasley.  Today was our fourth match in eight days. During this period, the team set three school records and today’s score, though not a school record, ties the second-best score in school history -- which we shot six days ago against Nebraska.  Everyone travelling during this eight day period has had at least one performance at or near her personal best.  The fact we were on the road for all four matches just makes our school records more impressive.  Individually and as a team we have identified areas to work on and are focusing on what we need to do to continue to improve.”
 

Up Next
The Rebels will travel to Annapolis, Maryland Jan. 28 to matchup against Navy.

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