TCU Set For Busy Home Weekend
Nov. 14, 2013
FORT WORTH - The TCU rifle team will wrap up its four-match homestand this weekend when they host a pair of matches Friday and Sunday.
First up on Friday is a match against Jacksonville State. It marks the start of three straight matches against the Gamecocks. TCU has already competed against JSU twice this season and is 1-1 against it in head-to-head meetings. On Sunday, TCU will host its first invitational featuring JSU, Air Force and UTEP.
The Horned Frogs will be looking to get back on track this weekend after dropping their last two matches. The last time out, Megan Lee recorded personal bests in air rifle (590) and aggregate score (1,174). Beyond Lee's career-day at the range, two other shooters also posted career-highs in air rifle. Katie Bridges and Claudia Duksa both fired scores of 585.
Despite the loss to No. 1 Alaska, TCU showed improvement on the range as it recorded a season-high 2,318 in smallbore.
Hannah Black and Sally Li both share the top spot in air rifle on the team at 587. Catherine Green ranks third on the squad with a 584 average. As for smallbore, Lee paces the Horned Frogs with an average score of 579, while Li is right behind her with an average mark of 577.
Jacksonville State also fell victim to Alaska its last time out, dropping a narrow 4,674-4,673 decision. Dan McCall was the Gamecocks' top performer in smallbore (584), while Cole Tucker paced the squad in air rifle (591). Tucker currently holds a 590.8 air rifle average to pace the squad.
UTEP was led by Rachael Schoenrock its last time out, a loss at Nevada on Nov. 2. She shot a career-best 1,157 aggregate score, including a 583 in air rifle. Korina Rodriguez has been the Miners' top smallbore threat this season, firing a 571 average. The duo of Rodriguez and Schoenrock share the team lead in air rifle with a 580 average.
Air Force has defeated UTEP twice this season and has been led thus far by Meredith Carpentier. Her 592 in air rifle and 581 in smallbore lead the squad. David Higgins follows her in both disciplines at 584 and 576, respectively.
Carpentier was also the top overall air rifle shooter and second in smallbore at the four-team President's Trophy Match back on Nov. 4, which included Army, Navy and Coast Guard. Ryan Jacobs also followed her inboth disciplines in the team rankings.