No. 8 Rebels Head to Annapolis to Face Navy
Jan. 26, 2018

January 26, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss Rifle moved up to No. 8 in this week’s rankings, and will travel to Annapolis Maryland on Sunday to face against No. 13 Navy in a GARC match at 8 a.m. CT, at the Bancroft Hall Rifle Range.

The Rebels are currently 4-2 in the GARC with wins against North Carolina State, Akron, Army and Nebraska.  Ole Miss’ two losses in conference have come against No. 1 West Virginia and No. 3 Kentucky.

Rebels Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back School Records

The Rebels are coming off an eight-day stretch of matches on the road. Their first stop in 2018, the Rebels shot a then school-record at Ohio State. A day later, the Rebels improved to 4-2 in the Great American Rifle Conference with a 4669-4660 win against then-No. 9 Nebraska.

The record-breaking didn’t end there. Ole Miss traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska for a pair of matches against No. 5 Alaska-Fairbanks and No. 1 West Virginia. For the third straight match, the Rebels set the school record, shooting a 4687, 18 points better than the previous mark against Nebraska.

Marsha’s Minute

“Our last two trips really pushed the team, but the girls rolled with the challenges that arose and things ended up working out well – we managed to set three school records,” head coach Marsha Beasley said. 

“Those successes should give us confidence going into our match with Navy.  I look for this contest to be a good match-up.  While Navy has been ranked below us throughout the season, just last week they put up a season best score that is within four points of our school record, also shot last week. Navy has a lot of very good shooters, they will be competing at home, and as evidenced by last weekend, they are performing well. Our challenge will be to stay focused and follow our game plan.  We just want to build on our successes and keep growing as a team. Each match of the season provides us with that opportunity.”

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