Preview: at West Virginia


Nov. 3, 2017


FORT WORTH – The top two teams the last two seasons in the NCAA are set to go head-to-head Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. as the TCU women’s rifle team takes on West Virginia.

West Virginia enters the weekend ranked No. 1 nationally, while the Horned Frogs sit third. The two teams haven’t met on the rifle range since the 2014-15 season.

The Mountaineers lead the nation with an aggregate average of 4,722.25, but the Frogs are nipping at their heels with an average of 4,721.80. West Virginia paces the nation in air rifle (2,383,5), but TCU holds the smallbore average (2,342.2).

The Frogs feature four of the top 11 aggregate shooters in the NCAA, while West Virginia boasts three. Mindy Miles sits second nationally in aggregate average at 1,184.2, while the Mountaineers’ Ginny Thrasher sits fourth (1,180.75).

In air rifle, TCU and West Virginia dominate the top 10. Miles tops the nation with an 597.6 average, while Casey Lutz (596) and Rachel Garner (594.4) set seventh and eighth, respectively. For the Mountaineers, Milica Babic (596.5), Thrasher (596.5) and David Koenders (595.25) sit fourth through sixth, respectively.

TCU features three of the top seven shooters in smallbore. Miles paces the Frogs with a 586.6 average, ranking third nationally. Garner’s 585.4 is fifth nationally, followed by Elizabeth Marsh’s 584.6 in seventh. The Mountaineers top smallbore shooter, Thrasher, sits ninth nationally with an average of 584.25.

The match is slated to begin Saturday morning at 8:30.

 

 

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