Lexington, Ky. --- The No. 8 Nebraska rifle team put on an impressive performance against fourth-ranked Kentucky on Saturday. Dacotah Faught tied the school record for the highest air rifle score by a junior, firing 596. Nina Radulovic earned a career-high smallbore score (586), while Rachel Yager tallied a 586 in air rifle for a new career high. As a team, the Huskers recorded the highest team score this season by more than 10 points, along with the fifth highest air rifle score in school history (2,362). Despite the strong performance, NU fell to Kentucky 4,675-4,683.
The Huskers kept up with the Wildcats in smallbore, only trailing by one point after the first discipline. Radulovic's career-high score of 586 paved the way for the Huskers. Freshman Samantha Peterson helped the team with 580. Faught added 578. NU only trailed Kentucky 2,313-2,314 heading into air rifle.
For the fourth consecutive match, Faught was the Huskers' top air rifle scorer (596). Seniors Rachel Martin and Jaycee Carter notched 590 and 588, respectively. Peterson also earned 588, while Radulovic grabbed 584.
Hanna Carr led Kentucky in smallbore (585), while Heather Kirby was the team's leader in air rifle. Kirby fired 598 in the discipline. As a team, the Wildcats finished with 2,369 in air rifle.
The Huskers return home for a pair of matches against UTEP on Nov. 12 and 13. Both matches begin at 9 a.m. and are at the NU Rifle Range in the basement of the Military and Naval Science Building on the corner of 14th and Vine. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served for fans in attendance on Saturday. For more information, visit Huskers.com.
No. 8 Nebraska - 4,675
No. 4 Kentucky - 4.683