Wednesday, July 6, 2022

No. 17 Ole Miss Rifle to Host No. 14 Akron

Photo courtesy UM Communications
Photo courtesy UM Communications

Looking to move up in the rankings, the No. 17 ranked Ole Miss rifle team prepares for a match against No. 13 ranked Akron on Saturday. Action will get underway at 9 a.m., at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

In their last action, Rebel sophomore Alison Weisz set the school record in smallbore with a 589 at the Withrow Invitational in Murray, Kentucky. Both Weisz and freshman Jessica Haig lead the Rebels in air rifle with a 585 average.

“This weekend is a chance to move up in the rankings,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. “The team knows what they need to do and each one has been working hard to earn a spot on the counting team.  The ladies have really made it hard for us to choose who will represent us. They all know what’s at stake.”

Akron is coming off a tough loss against No. 12 ranked Army. The Zips fell 4,609 to 4,592 last Saturday. Junior Matt Chezem leads the Zips with a 578 average in smallbore and a 587 in air rifle.

If you can’t make it out to the range, you can follow the action with live scoring on OleMissSports.com.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information. For information on Ole Miss Rifle, follow them on Twitter, @OleMissRifle on Facebook at OleMissRifle and on Instagram at OleMissRifle.

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