Freshman Lauren Phillips finished with career-best scores in both air rifle and smallbore
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fly Past Falcons

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 8 Nebraska rifle team finished with a season-high score and four career-best scores to beat Air Force today at the NU Rifle Range.  The final score was 4,685-4,629.

 “This is the fourth-highest score in program history and beats our previous season high by over 20 points,” Coach Underwood said.

Many shooters produced solid performances to help Nebraska capture the win today.

Kelsey Hansen, ReAnn Wilson and Lauren Phillips all shot career-bests in air rifle. Hansen finished with a score of 593. Wilson ended with a 591 and Phillips shot a 590.  The Huskers’ final air rifle score was 2,363.

Lauren Phillips led Nebraska in smallbore with another career-best score of 587.  The team’s smallbore total was 2,322.

“I am very proud of the team today; it was a complete team effort to reach today's performance,” Underwood said.

Kevyn Stinett shot a 586 in air rifle and David Higgins finished with a 578 in smallbore for Air Force. The Falcons’ final smallbore score was 2,309.  The team finished with an air rifle score of 2,320, but the Huskers were on fire and Air Force wasn’t able to get the win.

“The team dedication on the range to improving individually has been outstanding,” Underwood said. “The dedication each member has to this team is the driving force behind our improving performance on the range; there is no limit to our success when each member is dedicated to the success of the team.”

This was the first of two matches against Air Force this weekend.  The next match will take place tomorrow at the NU Rifle Range. It is set to begin at 8 a.m.  This will be Nebraksa's final home match of the season.


No. 8 Nebraska (4,685)

No. 9 Air Force (4,629)


Smallbore: (2,322)

Marissa Major: 557

Jaycee Carter: 560

*Denise Martin: 578

*ReAnn Wilson: 566

*Kelsey Hansen: 580

*Lauren Phillips: 587

Maggie Mical: 574

*Rachel Martin: 577

Alex Lorentz: 569

Sunny Russell: 557


Air Rifle:

Marissa Major: 575

Jaycee Carter: 574

*Denise Martin: 589

*ReAnn Wilson: 591

*Kelsey Hansen: 593

*Lauren Phillips: 590

Maggie Mical: 581

*Rachel Martin: 583

Alex Lorentz: 582

Sunny Russell: 584


*indicates declared team competitors


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