Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

No. 1 Kentucky Rifle Drops Second Match at No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks

UK rifle2 300Fairbanks, Alaska (11/28/13) - Looking to bounce back from its first loss of the year on Saturday, the University of Kentucky rifle team improved its aggregate score by 18 points on Sunday but fell to the second-ranked Nanooks of Alaska-Fairbanks 4695-4689 Sunday afternoon at the E.F. Horton Rifle Range.

"We asked the team to respond after yesterday and I think they did," UK head coach Harry Mullins said. "They definitely raised the level of intensity and I think they performed well. The freshmen did an outstanding job, hung in there and had some really strong performances. You have to tip your hat to Alaska."

Alaska-Fairbanks claimed an early lead in kneeling but the Wildcats hung close throughout prone and standing, trailing 2325-2322 at the conclusion of smallbore.

Senior Emily Holsopple improved seven points on Saturday's smallbore score, leading the squad with a 586 in the first event. Freshmen Heather Kirby and Sonya May held steady for the Wildcats in smallbore, shooting a 580 and 579, respectively.

Senior Aaron Holsopple's 577 pulled the UK score up to 2322. Juniors Cody Manning and Elijah Ellis posted a 570 and 571, respectively.

Trailing by three heading into air rifle, Kentucky hoped to put together a comeback effort in the final event.

With three shooters breaking 590 in air rifle, the Wildcats delivered a 2367 but Alaska-Fairbanks' three shooters above 593 eclipsed Kentucky's air rifle score with a 2370.

Sophomore Connor Davis boasted Kentucky's top air rifle performance, shooting his fourth 595 in seven matches this year.

Kirby continued her strong showing on the trip as she set a new personal best in air rifle with a 593. Ellis also boosted the Wildcats' score with a 591, a season high for Ellis.

As the final two counters, May and Emily Holsopple each shot a 588

"I felt like we came out of the gate really well in air rifle and lost some points at the end," Mullins said. "The work ethic is definitely there but in our game when you push hard, sometimes you push too hard and finding balance is a key to success. I think we're pushing hard right now and I think once we get our balance we'll see some really good numbers like we've seen in the past few years."

The match closes out the fall season for the Wildcats, with UK set to return to action Jan. 11 at Ohio State.

"I think we learned a lot about who we are, what we have to do and from that aspect I think this trip will pay huge dividends for the future," Mullins said. "Even though we didn't peak like we wanted to I think we're definitely going into the break with a lot of things to think about but in the same note we can definitely be proud of what we've done this fall and if we continue to work we can see some good numbers in the spring."

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14

Latest Video

Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,122.01
+15.31 (0.09%)    
2 S&P 2,000.12
+0.10 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,569.62
-1.02 (-0.02%)    
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 22, 2014 6063

Two Busted for Meth in Central City

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 4137

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3591

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3164

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2661

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4137

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2238

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 24, 2014 2232

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Officer Jeff Miller
August 25, 2014 2231

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 26, 2014 1624

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 2661

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2632

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 2495

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 1722

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 1381

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 22, 2014 6063

Two Busted for Meth in Central City

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 3591

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3164

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2245

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2139

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06