Nov. 22, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - The fall season concludes this weekend for the No. 10 ranked Ole Miss Rifle team as they travel to Alabama for the Gamecock Invitational hosted by No. 1 ranked Jacksonville State. The invitational begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. at the Gamecock Rifle Range.
"We are ready to close out this part of the season on a high," head coach Valerie Boothesaid. "We have really been hitting our stride in practice, and I'm confident that it will show this weekend. It's an invitational, so we are up against some quality teams. The team is determined to make this our best yet."
Ole Miss is coming off a trip to West Virginia where the Rebels had several solid performances in air rifle that lead them to a school record and a win against Akron. Senior Abbey Stanec shot a season-high 591, and freshman Alison Weiszhad her best outing in air rifle this year, equaling Stanec's score of 591.
The Gamecocks split a pair of matches last weekend falling to No. 10 TCU and bouncing back to top No. 8 Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas. Senior Sam Muegge led Jacksonville versus TCU with a 580 mark in smallbore.
Fans can follow the match via Twitter, @ValerieBoothe and @OleMissRifle.