Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | 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
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,279.74
+13.75 (0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,010.40
-0.96 (-0.05%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,579.79
-13.64 (-0.30%)    
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
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
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
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5468

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5142

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 4125

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2969

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 17, 2014 2937

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 2969

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2415

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2287

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 1919

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1580

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 15, 2014 1637

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel
September 15, 2014 1355

Marian Retreat Oct. 18-19

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 15, 2014 1218

Parking Committee Meeting Location Change

in News by Beth Cecil
September 15, 2014 525

Owensboro Man Charged With Burglary,…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 15, 2014 422

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5468

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5142

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 4125

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2937

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 14, 2014 2425

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage

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)


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