Rifle Opens Home Schedule Saturday
Nov. 1, 2013
FORT WORTH - The TCU Rifle team is set for its home debut when it hosts undefeated Kentucky on Saturday. The match kicks off a string of four straight home matches in a busy month of November.
The Horned Frogs are coming off a competitive third-place finish last weekend at Murray State, in which all three teams finished within eight points of each other.
Sally Li continued to show remarkable poise for a freshman, finishing fourth in smallbore (577) and sixth in air rifle (588). Sophomores Kelly Bogart and Megan Lee have also produced on a consistent basis as they continue to improve from week to week. Bogart's 576 in smallbore was a career-high, while Lee fired a 582 to pull in a second place finish at Murray State.
Li's average of 590 in air rifle paces the TCU squad this season, while another underclassmen, Hannah Black, is right behind her with an average of 587. Catherine Green (585) and Megan Lee (584) are third and fourth on the squad, respectively.
The Horned Frogs are led in smallbore by Lee's average score of 581. Li continues to be a steady presence in smallbore, firing an average score of 577 while Bogart continues to raise her average each week. Her season average sits at 572, which ranks third on the squad.
Kentucky enters this weekend ranked third in the latest coach's poll. The Wildcats have shot just three matches this season and have come away with three victories. They are putting up an aggregate score of 4,689 this season.
The Wildcats are coming off a 4,693-4,644 win over Memphis squad that is ranked in the top 10 last Sunday. Two-time All-American Emily Holsopple's 584 and Sonya May's 583 were the top overall smallbore performances, while three different shooters surpassed the 590-point plateau in air rifle. Holsopple was once again the top shooter in the discipline with a score of 594.
Connor Davis leads all Kentucky shooters this season in air rifle, posting a 594 average in the discipline. Holsopple, who sports a team-best 584 average in smallbore, is second in air rifle at 591. In smallbore, Holsopple is the go-to shooter as she is the lone Wildcat to have an average in the 580's with a 584. Aaron Holsopple and May are on the brink, averaging a score of 579 in the discipline.