Freshman Rachel Martin
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Crush the Buckeyes

By NU Athletic Communications

The No. 9 Nebraska rifle team defeated the sixth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday at the NU Rifle Range by a score of 4,663-4,646.

“Today's match was a great way to end our fall season. All fall the team worked on being disciplined competitors and learning to compete within the rule changes,” Coach Underwood said. “In today's match everything fell into place and the team came together to post a great qualifying score.”

Senior Sunny Russell shot a 589 in air rifle, while freshman Rachel Martin scored a 581 in smallbore and a 589 in air rifle to help carry the Huskers to victory.  Sophomore Denise Martin and junior Kelsey Hansen also aided Nebraska.  Martin tallied a 579 in smallbore, while Hansen recorded a 586 in air rifle. The Huskers finished with a 2,348 in air rifle and a 2,315 in smallbore. 

Ohio State put up a good fight with Deanna Binnie and Remington Lyman leading the way for the Buckeyes, but the team came up short.  Binnie ended with a 585 in smallbore, while Lyman scored a 592 in air rifle.  Ohio State finished with a 2,310 in smallbore and a 2,336 in air rifle.  

“I am very proud of all of the team. Ohio State is a tough team to compete against. If it had not been for a great team effort, we would have fallen short,” Coach Underwood said.

This match marks the end of the Huskers’ fall season.  Nebraska will resume competition on Jan. 19, 2014, when they travel to Oxford to face Ole Miss.  The match is set to begin at 8 a.m.

No. 9 Nebraska (4,663)

No. 6 Ohio State (4,646)



Marissa Major: 557

Jaycee Carter: 568

*Denise Martin: 579

*ReAnn Wilson: 566

*Kelsey Hansen: 577

*Lauren Phillips: 578

Maggie Mical: 564

*Rachel Martin: 581

Alex Lorentz: 563

Sunny Russell: 548


Air Rifle:

Marissa Major: 574

Jaycee Carter: 575

*Denise Martin: 584

ReAnn Wilson: 590

*Kelsey Hansen: 586

*Lauren Phillips: 581

Maggie Mical: 579

*Rachel Martin: 589

Alex Lorentz: 577

*Sunny Russell: 589


*indicates declared team competitors


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