Feb. 20, 2012
EL PASO, Texas -
The No. 7 University of Nevada rifle team dropped a close contest to No. 6 UTEP this past weekend during an NCAA qualifier match.
UTEP finished with an aggregate score of 4,648 to 4,645 for Nevada. Dempster Christenson and Chelsie Hata each scored 590 in small bore to lead Nevada to a 2,309-2,290 win in the event. UTEP claimed the win by defeating Nevada in air rifle with a score of 2,358-2,336.
“We shot well and we will shoot better,” Head Coach Fred Harvey said. “We have not yet shot our best match.”
Although Nevada lost the match they still have a chance to qualify for the National Championships as the top eight teams advance. Invitations will be extended by Tuesday.