Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Shoot Career Highs Against No. 1 Kentucky

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska rifle team opened the 2018-19 season on Saturday with a 4,635-4,686 loss to defending champion Kentucky. The Huskers shot well but ultimately could not overcome Kentucky’s early lead in smalbore.

The Huskers posted a team score of 2,287 in smallbore, led by junior Samantha Peterson’s mark of 584.  Junior Kayla Gadeken and sophomore Emily Cheramie fired 570 and 569, respectively. Seniors Nina Radulovic and Hannah Virga both shot 564 to round out the squadded members. Although not squadded, sophomore Mari Butler posted a career-high score of 564.

Kayla Gadeken led the Huskers in air rifle with 590, her highest air rifle score since her career-high score of 591 against UTEP on Nov. 12, 2016. Samantha Peterson and Emily Cheramie added 589 and 586, respectively. Nina Radulovic (583) and freshman Kinga Aletto (582) completed the Huskers’ squadded effort. Nebraska’s team score in air rifle was 2,348. Elizabeth Ewert fired 580 to set a new career high.

Kentucky finished the day with a team score of 2,320 in smallbore, led by a score of 586 from senior Hanna Carr. Freshman Will Shaner led the field in air rifle with a score of 598, contributing to the Wildcat’s team score of 2,366.

The Huskers will take the range again when they travel to Fairbanks, Alaska to face Ohio State on Oct. 13 and Alaska the following day. Match action will begin at noon both days. Fans can follow along on Facebook (facebook.com/NebraskaRifle) and Twitter (@NebraskaRifle).

 

No. 8 Nebraska - 4,635

No. 1 Kentucky - 4,686

 

Smallbore (2,287)

*Emily Cheramie – 569

*Kayla Gadeken – 570

*Samantha Peterson – 584

*Nina Radulovic – 564

*Hannah Virga– 564

Kinga Aletto – 569

Mari Butler – 564

Elizabeth Ewert – 562

Elena Flake – 570

Maddie Korthas – 551

Elizabeth Lorentz – 574

Bailey Powell – 556

Sarah Sutton – 551

Rachel Yager – 570

 

Air Rifle (2,348)

* Kinga Aletto – 582

*Emily Cheramie – 586

*Kayla Gadeken – 590

*Samantha Peterson – 589

*Nina Radulovic – 583

Mari Butler – 579

Elizabeth Ewert – 580

Elena Flake – 581

Maddie Korthas – 582

Elizabeth Lorentz – 585

Bailey Powell – 589

Sarah Sutton – 572

Hannah Virga– 586

Rachel Yager – 576

 

*Squadded Member

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