uk rifle1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/18/13) – The University of Kentucky rifle team opens the 2013-14 campaign Saturday with No. 14 Mississippi coming to town. The second-ranked Wildcats will hit the range Saturday morning at the Buell Armory, with smallbore starting at 9 a.m. and air rifle following.

“It’s always exciting to get the season started,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “We’ve been training hard leading up to this and I’m excited to see our team’s hard work come to fruition. I think our shooters are prepared and ready for the test. There will be a couple new faces in the lineup and I’m looking forward to seeing them step up and rise to the challenge.”

Kentucky’s counters in smallbore include senior Emily Holsopple, sophomore Connor Davis, senior Aaron Holsopple and freshmen Heather Kirby and Sonya May. Kentucky’s air rifle counters are Emily Holsopple, Davis, May and juniors Cody Manning and Elijah Ellis.

The Wildcats enter the new season after finishing runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2012-13, shooting an aggregate 4670 to finish nine points behind National Champion, West Virginia.

Kentucky returns three All-Americans, including Emily Holsopple (First Team Smallbore, Second Team Air Rifle), Connor Davis (First Team Air Rifle, Second Team Smallbore) and Elijah Ellis (Honorable Mention Air Rifle).

Ole Miss is 1-2 on the year, coming off a 1-1 weekend in Alaska. The Rebels opened their trip to Alaska with a 4614-4570 win over North Carolina State, before falling 4694-4610 on Sunday to No. 3 Alaska-Fairbanks. Melissa Quartarone led Ole Miss vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, shooting a 586 in smallbore and air rifle.

“Ole Miss is a good squad, I expect them to break out of their shell and have a good match,” Mullins said. “They’ve had spurts where some of their key components have really popped up and this weekend is a good opportunity for them to produce a good number together. This match put me on edge when we scheduled it as our first match because I think they are a very good squad.”

Free breakfast and coffee will be available for fans in attendance at the Kentucky’s first match of the year. The breakfast spread will be available in the Buell Armory with screens set up for live scoring.

Live scoring will be available on UKRifle.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by University of Kentucky (UofK)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 on social media.

In Other News...

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins County Accident

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (8/28/15) — Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the 43-mile… Read More

Maroons Edge Murray, 3-2

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/28/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins edged visiting Murray 3-2 in a boys' high school soccer game… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10950

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6096

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5024

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4563

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4173

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15873

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10950

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1493

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1323

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1138

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 983

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 947

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 939

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 919

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 718

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 701

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 678

'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News