No. 12 Rebels Top No. 13 Navy

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Led by freshman Alison Weisz, the Rebels shot a school-record in air rifle to beat Navy.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Led by freshman Alison Weisz, the Rebels shot a school-record in air rifle to beat Navy.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 8, 2014

Photo Gallery 

OXFORD, Miss. – Powered by a school record in air rifle, the No. 12 ranked Ole Miss rifle team rallied to defeat No. 13 Navy 4629-4610 here Saturday at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

The Rebels found themselves trailing the Midshipmen by nine after smallbore, but came out strong in air to overtake Navy for the second straight year and win their second GARC match in a row. Ole Miss defeated No. 9 Memphis by one on Wednesday.

“It’s another great day to be a Rebel,” head coach Valerie Boothe said.  “The team continues to impress me with their air rifle.  Today was another clue that our smallbore needs to be stronger.  I know we have the talent, and now we just need to put it all together at the same time.  As always, we’ll keep working towards the finish.”

Led by Dan Jonas with a 577, the Midshipmen fired a 2285 in smallbore to come out of the gates with the lead.  Rebel senior Melissa Quartarone led the Rebels with a 572, but their total 2276 left them nine back.

Ole Miss has shown the ability this year to flush the smallbore results and come out much better in air. They did that again Saturday, getting off to a fast start on their way to the school-record 2353.  Freshman Ali Weisz fired a 592 to pace the squad again.  It marked the fourth match in the last six for the Montana native to score in the 590s.

Quartarone posted a 589, senior Rena Goodwin turned in a season-high 588, and Alivia Yeager shot a 584 to round out the scoring.

The Rebels will head to Murray, Ky., next weekend to face Murray State in the team’s last match before the NCAA qualifier.

Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissRifle and Facebook at OleMissRifle.

Smallbore
Melissa Quartarone, 572        
Abbey Stanec, 570        
Alison Weisz, 568        
Alivia Yeager, 566        
MaryAnn Banks, 556        
Total – 2276
Air Rifle
Alison Weisz, 592            
Melissa Quartarone, 589            
Rena Goodwin, 588*            
Alivia Yeager, 584            
Abbey Stanec, 583            
Total – 2353

*Season High

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Aug. 25-31)

      Monday, September 1, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewAug. 25-31, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss opened the 2014 season with a 35-13 win over Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.- The Rebels led 7-6 entering the fourth quarter... read more

    • ESPN's Chucky Mullins Documentary to Debut Thursday

      Monday, September 1, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Storied documentary "It's Time," centered on the the inspirational friendship between former Vanderbilt football player Brad Gaines and former Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, will premiere on Tuesday on the Vanderbilt campus and will debut on... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Aug. 31

      Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Athletics

      This is a new concept we've created for the Ole Miss Sports Blog that we're calling Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-Boise State

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more

    • 'The New Normal' on Defense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season.  Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more

    • Second-Half Surge for Rebel Offense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Boise State Motivational

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Boise State Official Team Motivational '14 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Boise State

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more

    • Volleyball Opens Steven McRoberts Era

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Volleyball

      Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more