Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Take First of Two Matches this Weekend

By NU Athletic Communications

The No. 6 Nebraska rifle team won the first of two matches this weekend when they defeated No. 10 Murray State in Lexington on Saturday by a score of 4,652-4,593.

The Huskers were ahead after smallbore by 22 points. Lauren Phillips finished with a 580 in smallbore and Rachel Martin ended with a 576 to help the team gain the lead.  The team’s smallbore total was 2,298.

“We struggled during smallbore today, [but] during the changeover to air rifle we rallied together and recognized we needed to raise our energy and get excited to compete,” Coach Underwood said. “Our team did a great job making that mental adjustment and finishing strong in air rifle.”

Kelsey Hansen helped Nebraska get the win in air rifle with a score of 591.  This is Hansen’s third consecutive match where she has scored a 591 or higher in air rifle.  Nebraska finished with a total air rifle score of 2,354.

Kelsey Emme and Bill Harvey who both fired a 571 led Murray State in smallbore, but the Racers still trailed at the start of air rifle.   Despite a good effort in air rifle the Racers were not able to get the win against the Huskers. Murray State’s total smallbore score was 2,276 and the team’s total air rifle score was 2,317.

Nebraska competes Sunday against No. 1 Kentucky in Lexington.

“Tomorrow we have a great test in seeing what we learned from today and applying it to the match tomorrow,” Underwood said. “Today just showed me as a coach how much our team loves to compete.”

The match is set to begin at 7 a.m.

 No. 6 Nebraska (4,652)

No. 10 Murray State (4,593)


Smallbore: (2,298)

Marissa Major: 567

Jaycee Carter: 556

*Denise Martin: 575

*ReAnn Wilson: 557

*Kelsey Hansen: 567

*Lauren Phillips: 580

Maggie Mical: 568

*Rachel Martin: 576

Alex Lorentz: 561

Sunny Russell: 568

Air Rifle: (2,354)

Marissa Major: 573

Jaycee Carter: 584

*Denise Martin: 582

*ReAnn Wilson: 586

*Kelsey Hansen: 591

*Lauren Phillips: 589

Maggie Mical: 584

*Rachel Martin: 588

Alex Lorentz: 572

Sunny Russell: 584

*indicates declared team competitors


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