No. 7 Memphis Rifle Topples NC State in Lexington
Oct. 28, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 7 Memphis Rifle team took on North Carolina State and No. 2 Kentucky over the weekend, coming away with a 4628-4608 win over NC State but falling to the Wildcats 4693-4644.
On Saturday, the Tigers took on a strong NC State team but senior Dan Hermsmeier led the Tigers to victory, topping all shooters with a 582 air rifle score and a 591 in smallbore. Hermsmeier's 591 air score was highlighted by a pair of perfect 100's.
Burkhardt also put together a solid performance in the smallbore competition with the fifth best score of the day with a 573 and a flawless prone score of 200. Just two shots behind Burkhardt were freshman Amy Fister and Arredondo, posting 571. Arredondo posted a 196 in kneeling position, highlighted by a 100 on her second round.
Then on Sunday afternoon, Memphis looked for an upset win over on the No. 2 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Despite posting some of their best scores of the season, the Wildcats were too much and Memphis fell 4693-4644.
Hermsmeier led the Tigers again in both air rifle and smallbore disciplines, tying UK's Emily Holsopple for the top score in air rifle with a 594 and posting the third best smallbore score at 581.
Hermsmeier was near perfect in the air competition, posting two 100s and three 99s. Beth Lee tallied the Tigers' next best air score with a 585 and Max Burkhardt finished just two behind her with a 583.
Fister then compiled one of her best smallbore showings of the season, just one point behind Hermsmeier with a 580, claiming the fourth best score of the day. Maya Arredondo and Max Burkhardt also put together solid showings for Sunday's smallbore competition as each posted a 571.
The Tigers will now get ready to travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the No. 9 Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 9th.