Memphis Rifle Falls to No. 3 West Virginia at Rangemaster
Jan. 27, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Despite setting program record smallbore (2317) and aggregate (4655) scores over the weekend, the Memphis rifle team (5-7, 2-3 GARC) fell to the No. 3 and reigning national champion West Virginia Mountaineers (8-0, 6-0 GARC)on Saturday, 4690-4655.
Senior Dan Hermsmeier paced the Tigers in smallbore, finishing with a second place 586 just two shots back of WVU's Ziva Dvorsak. Dvorsak topped the scoring in both smallbore and air rifle.
Adding to the accolades, freshman Amy Fister shot a personal best smallbore score of 579 and landed herself in the sixth place spot.
The Mountaineers claimed the top three air rifle spots but Beth Lee added another personal best with a 593 thanks to the only perfect 100 for the team in her second heat, landing herself only three shots back of the lead.
Hermsmeier's 585 air rifle score was good enough for an eighth place finish and Burkhardt came in just two shots behind him with a 583.
Memphis will now get set to host Conference rival and No. 12 Ole Miss on February 5 in Rangemaster.