Nevada hosts Akron in top 20 rifle matchup Saturday

Elsa Ochsner is senior captain for the Wolf Pack this season.

Oct. 17, 2013

RENO, Nev. - In the first of three consecutive home matches this season the University of Nevada rifle team host Akron on Saturday at 9 a.m. in a matchup of top 20 teams.  The Wolf Pack enter the match ranked 16th in the latest the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll while Akron is 15th.  

The smallbore is the first event of the day and will take place at the smallbore range located in the parking lot near Nevada's baseball field, Peccole Park.  Air rifle is expected to get underway at approximately 1 p.m. at the Pack rifle range located on the second floor in the Nevada Genomics Center at 910 Valley Road.  

"Akron has some very talented student athletes," Nevada head coach Fred Harvey said.  "They are well coached.  It will be an extremely close match decided by five to 10 points out of a possible 4800."

The Pack opened the season with a 4597-4465 road victory over #18 UTEP last weekend.  The victory was the first for Nevada in the newly formed Patriot Rifle Conference.

Greta Ochsner posted a score of 586 to win the air rifle at UTEP.  The 586 tied for 20th among top scores shot last weekend in NCAA rifle competitions.  Chelsie Hata was second in the event with a score of 580 and Haunani Akana just one point back with a 579.  Nevada took the top four spots at Elsa Ochsner shot 576.  Akana and Hata went one-two in the smallbore with scores of 575 and 574.



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