Rebels Top Memphis in Nail-Biter
Feb. 12, 2018

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OXFORD, Miss. Ole Miss Rifle won a nail-biter against Memphis, 4650-4648, Sunday at the Ole Miss Rifle Range, to conclude the Great America Rifle Conference regular season 6-2. The Rebels equaled the 2010-11 squad for most match wins in a season.

The Rebels finished third in the GARC standings behind No. 1 ranked West Virginia and No. 3 ranked Kentucky.  The conference championships take place Feb. 23-24 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Buesseler Fire Personal Best in Smallbore… 

Just three points separated Ole Miss and Memphis at the end of smallbore.  The Tigers scored 2297 while the Rebels compiled 2294. Freshman Abby Buesseler led Ole Miss with a personal best 581. Harley Gardner (573), Randi Loudin (571) and Jessica Haig (569) also contributed to the team score.  

Kisch Leads Way in Air Rifle…

In air rifle, Ole Miss turned in a 2356, five points above Memphis’ 2351. Freshman Kamilla Kisch turned in a personal best 595 to lead the Rebels. She broke her previous best by three points. The 595 has only been attained by two other shooters in school history. Jessica Haig had a 595 earlier this season, and All-American Alison Weisz first fired a 595 for Ole Miss in 2016. 

 Jessica Haig (591), Abby Buesseler (585), and Harley Gardner (585) contributed to the team score.  

Memphis Contributors…

Memphis had two team members fire 580 in smallbore, Levi Clark and Matt Dorey. Leighton Dempster’s 592 was the high score for Memphis in air rifle. 

Marsha’s Minute

“This was an interesting day,” said head coach Marsha Beasley.  While the overall score wasn’t where we want it to be, there were some excellent performances and the team did many things well. We are for happy for Abby to fire a 581 in smallbore and Kamilla a 595 in air rifle. Personal bests are an excellent measure of progress, and I am delighted we continue to set personal bests each match.”

Up Next… 

The Rebels will face No. 12 Jacksonville State in the NCAA Qualifier at home Feb. 17 at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free.

For more information on Ole Miss Rifle, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissRifle, on Facebook at Ole Miss Rifle and on Instagram @OleMissRifle

Total Aggregate -4650

Smallbore – 2294

Abby Buesseler-581

Harley Gardner-573

Randi Loudin-571

Jessica Haig-569 

Air Rifle – 2356

Kamilla Kisch-595

Jesica Haig-591

Abby Buesseler-585

Harley Gardner-585


 

 

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