OXFORD, Miss. - Senior Kim Coffey posted a career-best score in smallbore, but the No. 9 ranked Ole Miss women's rifle team dropped a top 10 battle to No. 6 Nebraska 4641-4621 here Saturday at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center, in their first GARC match of the year.
Coffey's career-best 580 in smallbore led all competitors, and left the Rebels trailing the Cornhuskers by just four with a total of 2296 to Nebraska's 2300.
Unfortunately, Nebraska's moved ahead in air rifle, as Janine Dutton led all participants with a 592 to pace the Cornhuskers.
"It was a tough match," head coach Valerie Boothe said. "We came out with some great smallbore contributions with Kim's career-high of 580. But we struggled in air and that's when we opened the door for Nebraska to pull ahead. We just have a short time to work on it before heading to Murray State."
The Rebels are back in action next weekend in Murray, Ky., as they face Jacksonville State and Murray State.
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