Samantha Peterson finished with a match-best air rifle score of 590 on Saturday against Ohio State.
Photo by Nate Olsen/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall to Buckeyes in Tight Match

By NU Athletic Communications

Fairbanks, Alaska --- Despite scoring 21 points more than last week, the Nebraska rifle team fell to Ohio State on Saturday 4,656-4,658.

The Huskers trailed 2,301-2,306 after smallbore. The team was led by Emily Cheramie, who scored 581. Samantha Peterson added 580, while Kayla Gadeken posted 572. Elizabeth Lorentz added 568 and Nina Radulovic scored 565. While it didn’t count towards the team score, Rachel Yager posted a career-best 580.

Nebraska put up a fight in the second discipline, outscoring Ohio State 2,355-2,352. Peterson posted a match-best 590, while Gadeken earned 589 – the second-highest score of the day, only behind Peterson. Lorentz and Cheramie each had 588, while Bailey Powell scored 583.

The team is back in action tomorrow as it faces Alaska-Fairbanks. The match is set to begin at noon (CT). Fans can follow along on Twitter (@NebraskaRifle).

Final scorecard:

Nebraska: 4,656

Ohio State: 4,658

Smallbore (2,301)

Emily Cheramie: 581*

Kayla Gadeken: 572*

Elizabeth Lorentz: 568*

Samantha Peterson: 580*

Bailey Powell: 562

Nina Radulovic: 565*

Hannah Virga: 565

Rachel Yager: 580


Air Rifle (2,306)

Emily Cheramie: 588*

Kayla Gadeken: 589*

Elizabeth Lorentz: 588*

Samantha Peterson: 590*

Bailey Powell: 583*

Nina Radulovic: 581

Hannah Virga: 578

Rachel Yager: 580

 *indicates scores counted towards team score


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