Saturday, January 28, 2023

Rebels Post Season-High Aggregate In Spring Opener

Team Defeats No. 5 Nebraska In Air Rifle

Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss women’s rifle team used several standout performances to post a season-high 4637 aggregate score against No. 5 Nebraska and No. 4 Jacksonville State here Sunday at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
The Rebels trailed the Cornhuskers by 17 after smallbore, but made up ground in air, shooting a 2348 to Nebraska’s 2337.   Jacksonville State shot a 4655, including a 2297 in smallbore and a 2358 in air rifle.
“I’m happy with how the team performed today,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. “Almost everyone shot above their averages for this match.  I can see the momentum building.  We had at least half of the team shoot a personal best and or a career best.  That tells me that we are doing the right things and going in the right direction.  I’m very blessed with such hard workers.”
Senior Alivia Yeager shot a season-high 577 in smallbore to lead the Rebels there.  She finished with a season-high aggregate of 1157. Freshman Alison Weisz tied her season-best with a 591 in air rifle.  Weisz with a 567 in smallbore eclipsed her season average in aggregate with a season-high total of 1158.  Senior Abbey Stanec scored above her average in total aggregate with an 1165.
The Rebels are back in action next Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Withrow Invitational hosted by Murray State.
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Alivia Yeager                                     577                           
Abbey Stanec                                    576                           
Melissa Quartarone                        569                           
Ali Weisz                                            567                           
Rena Goodwin                                 562                           
Total                                                   2289                    
AIR RIFLE                                          
Alison Weisz                                     591
Abbey Stanec                                    589
Rena Goodwin                                 586
Melissa Quartarone                        582
Alivia Yeager                                     580
Total                                                   2348
 –Ole Miss Sports Information