FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Senior Melissa Quartarone fired a career-best in smallbore and also led No. 14 ranked Ole Miss in air rifle, but a school-record performance from No. 3 ranked Alaska-Fairbanks pushed the Nanooks to a 4694-4610 win over the Rebels Sunday.
The Rebels opened their first ever trip to the Last Frontier state with a win over No. 14 NC State on Friday.
Against Alaska-Fairbanks, Quartarone fired a 586 in smallbore, one off the school-record of 587 and three better than her previous career-best, to lead the Rebels who shot a 2285. Abbey Stanec turned in a 570.
Quartarone also shot a 586 in air rifle to pace the Rebels, who finished with a 2325. Stanec totaled a 584, and freshman Alison Weisz posted a season-best 583, one better than her score against Army.
The Rebels are still aiming for more though, according to head coach Valerie Boothe, who spoke of her team’s next challenge while waiting to board the plane home to Oxford.
“We knew today would be tough, we had some great efforts, but it just wasn’t what we wanted,” Boothe said. “Now we have to get back and start preparing for Kentucky.”
The road doesn’t get any easier for Ole Miss with a road trip coming up to No. 2 Kentucky next weekend.
Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more
Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more
The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more
Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more
At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more
With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more