Feb. 3, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS - The 17th ranked University of Nevada rifle team lost at #9 Air Force on Saturday by a score of 4,651-4,562. With the loss the Pack dropped to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the Patriot Rifle Conference.
Nevada's Haunani Akana shot a personal best in the small bore with a score of 578 to tie for the second best score in the event. Jessica Ruxton (567), Niki Silveria (562) and Greta Oschsner (561) were the other three shooters for the Pack as the four combined to score 2,268. Air Force shot 2,304 in the small bore as Meredith Carpenter posted the top score of 581.
Oschsner's score of 585 in the air rifle led the Wolf Pack and was third on the day. Akana (576), Elsa Oschsner (570) and Ruxton (563) were the other three scores in the air rifle to give the Pack a total of 2,294. Carpenter shot 594 to win her second event of the day as the Falcons totaled 2,347 in air rifle.
"We matched Air Force shot for shot in prone and kneeling but did not do well in the standing." head coach Fred Harvey said.
Next action for the Wolf Pack is this weekend at the first Patriot Rifle Conference Championship being hosted by Ohio State on Saturday and Sunday. The first-year conference consists of Air Force, Alaska-Fairbanks, Ohio State, TCU, UTEP and the Wolf Pack.
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