Rifle Wraps Up Fall Season Saturday

Hannah Black.

Nov. 22, 2013

FORT WORTH - Riding a two-match winning streak, the TCU women's rifle team will look to close out the fall portion of their schedule on a high note this weekend. The Horned Frogs will be one of seven teams to shoot at the Gamecock Invitational hosted by Jacksonville State.

The Frogs are locked in a serious battle for the top eight spots that will take part in the NCAA Championships in March. To make the final field of eight, the NCAA takes the top three scores, each coming from a different venue, and averages them to get a team score. With this formula, TCU's average for the season sits at 4,656. That mark has it sitting in fourth, just four points ahead of ninth place.

The Gamecock Invitational will feature a bulk of the teams that TCU will be fighting with to make the NCAA's. Competing in Jacksonville this weekend will be: Ole Miss, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Columbus State, Murray State and UAB.

TCU is coming off a weekend sweep that saw it record a three-point victory over Jacksonville State last Friday as well as a dominating win over UTEP. Sally Li had an outstanding weekend as she paced the Frogs in both matches. Kelly Bogart put up a personal best in air rifle as did Catherine Green.

Ole Miss is coming off a record-breaking performance against Akron last week. The Rebels defeated Akron 4,630-4,605. Abbey Stanec was the top shooter in both disciplines for Ole Miss.

JSU shot a pair of matches at TCU last weekend, losing to the Horned Frogs and defeating Air Force. The Gamecocks took a 4,644-4,642 win over the Falcons. Sam Muegge was JSU's top shooter in both disciplines.

Memphis hasn't shot a match since Nov. 9 when it dropped a 4,635-4,630 contest at Nebraska. Dan Hermsmeier was the Tigers top shooter in both disciplines.

Columbus State fell to Akron its last time out. The match ended a streak of three straight days with a competition. Jay Cross and Marissa Furney were the top shooters for the Cougars.

Murray State took third at the Ohio State Buckeye Open after shooting a 4,608. Kelsey Emme was the top shooter in both smallbore and air rifle at the match. She posted a top five finish in both disciplines.

TCU will shoot on Saturday along with five other teams. UAB is the only team slated to shoot on Sunday.



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