Lauren Phillips finished with a career-high air rifle score
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

NU Begins 2014 with a Win

By NU Athletic Communications

The No. 5 Nebraska rifle team defeated No. 12 Ole Miss today in Oxford by a score of 4,643-4,637.

“We had many great individual performances today,” Coach Underwood said.

Freshman Lauren Phillips shot a personal best in air rifle, with a score of 590. Phillips, along with sophomore Denise Martin, helped lead the Huskers to victory.  Martin shot a 584 in smallbore, tying her career-best.  Nebraska finished with a smallbore score of 2,306 and an air rifle score of 2,337.

Alivia Yeager and Alison Weisz produced solid performances for Ole Miss. Yeager ended with a 577 in smallbore and Weisz finished with a 591 in air rifle, but it wasn’t enough to upset Nebraska. The Rebels’ final smallbore score was 2,289, and the team’s final air rifle score was 2,348.

Nebraska returns home and will face TCU this Saturday and Air Force a week from today.  Both matches will take place at the NU Rifle Range, and are set to start at 8 a.m.

No. 5 Nebraska (4,643)

No. 12 Ole Miss (4,637)



*Denise Martin: 584

*Lauren Phillips: 580

*Kelsey Hansen: 573

*ReAnn Wilson: 568

Sunny Russell: 543

*Rachel Martin: 569

Jaycee Carter: 566

Alex Lorentz: 557

Maggie Mical: 567

Marissa Major: 568


Air Rifle:

*Denise Martin: 584

*Lauren Phillips: 590

Kelsey Hansen: 586

*ReAnn Wilson: 576

*Sunny Russell: 576

*Rachel Martin: 587

Jaycee Carter: 577

Alex Lorentz: 566

Maggie Mical: 580

Marissa Major: 561


*indicates declared team competitors


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