Rifle Returns to Action at Murray State

Allie Taschuk.

Oct. 25, 2013

FORT WORTH - After a one-week hiatus the TCU women's rifle team returns to action Saturday afternoon at No. 10 Murray State. The Horned Frogs are ranked fourth in the latest CRCA poll.

The Horned Frogs have turned in three solid matches this season. TCU finished first at the Tiger Open and at The Citadel. In between, the Horned Frogs were second at the Ole Miss Invite.

TCU has had solid performances up and down the lineup. Freshman Sally Li has splashed onto the scene turning in top-5 performances in air rifle in all three matches. Competing in smallbore for the first time in her career, the Singapore native has marveled with a season average of 577.

Sophomores Megan Lee and Hannah Black have provided steady leadership on the firing line. Lee has a 585 average in air rifle and paces the squad with a 581 average in smallbore. Black has been equally as reliable with an average of 586 in air rifle and a 573 in smallbore. Allie Taschuk and Catherine Green have see steady improvements in both disciplines in each of the last three matches, while Kelly Bogart has watched her smallbore score climb each week.

The 10th-ranked Murray State Racers have competed in three matches this season. The Racers joined TCU at the Ole Miss Invitational and turned in a fourth place finish after shooting an aggregate score of 4,636. They are coming off a first place finish after defeating Columbus State and Morehead State last weekend.

Kelsey Emme is pacing the Racers with an average score of 588 in air rifle, while Bill Harvey leads the team with an average of 575 in smallbore.

Also heading to Murray this weekend will be Jacksonville State, a team TCU has shot against in two of the first three matches of the year. The Gamecocks are ranked just ahead of the Horned Frogs in third. Jacksonville State finished second behind TCU at the Tiger Open in Memphis, but took home a first place finish over the Horned Frogs at the Ole Miss invitational.

The Gamecocks shot a solid team aggregate of 4,662 their last time out against Columbus State. Samantha Bullard had a strong day at the range with a 580 in smallbore and a 590 in air rifle. Joining her on the leader board was Cole Tucker who shot a 581 in smallbore and a 583 in air rifle.



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