Sophomore Sunny Russell fired NU's best smallbore mark on the day.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall to Wildcats in Lincoln

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The fourth-ranked Nebraska rifle team shot their best score of the season but fell to Kentucky by a score of 4,666-4,643. The Huskers (2-1, 1-1 GARC) hung tight with the Wildcats (1-0, 1-0 GARC) through smallbore competition but were ultimately edged out on the air rifle range. NU was led on the range by junior Sunny Russell in smallbore (581) and senior Janine Dutton in air rifle (590).

The Big Red started their day on the smallbore range, where the team fired their way to a season-best aggregate score of 2,307. Russell paced the Huskers with a 581, nearly matching her career-best mark of 582. Freshman Denise Martin added a season-best 578, while senior Katelyn Woltersdorf posted a mark of 574 on the afternoon.

Following smallbore competition, the Wildcats held a narrow 2,310-2,307 lead over the Huskers. Kentucky was led by Henri Junghanel, who shot an match-best 590 on the smallbore range.

The competition moved to air rifle, where NU put up a team score of 2,336. Dutton's season-best mark of 590 led the way for the Huskers and Russell continued her strong showing on the day with a score of 583. Sophomore Kelsey Hansen picked up a score of 582 and Martin shot her way to a 581 on the afternoon.

Kentucky cemented their victory on the air rifle range, outscoring the Huskers 2,356-2,336. Emily Holsopple led the Wildcats in air rifle, capturing the event title with a score of 592.

The Huskers will be back in action next weekend as they face Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The match will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 and is slated for an 8 a.m. CDT start.

No. 4 Nebraska (4,643)
Kentucky (4,666)

NU Rifle Range
Lincoln, Neb.

Smallbore: 2,307
*Sunny Russell: 581
*Denise Martin: 578
*Katelyn Woltersdorf: 574
*Janine Dutton: 574
*Kelsey Hansen: 572
Joyce Kim: 570
Magdalena Mical: 570
Alexandrea Lorentz: 566
Marissa Major: 558

Air Rifle: 2,336
*Janine Dutton: 590
*Sunny Russell: 583
*Kelsey Hansen: 582
*Denise Martin: 581
*Katelyn Woltersdorf: 580
Alexandrea Lorentz: 578
Magdalena Mical: 574
ReAnn Wilson: 570
Marissa Major: 566
Joyce Kim: 565


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