The No. 4 Nebraska Rifle team (5-4) will travel to Morehead, Ky., this Saturday, Jan. 14, to open up the spring portion of the 2022-23 season against the Morehead State Eagles. The match is set to start at 7 a.m. (central) at the Button Rifle Range.
Results can be found at https://results.megalink.no/.
The Huskers’ match against Morehead State on Saturday marks the first of three regular-season matches during the spring portion of the season, along with the Patriot Rifle Conference (PRC) Championships, NCAA Qualifiers and NCAA Championships.
“We are excited to welcome the team back to campus this week,” said Head Coach Mindy Miles. “The team will have two matches in the books before the semester officially starts. This week, we had time to really focus in on practice and getting back into the groove. The team has had a great refresh before our first match this spring with Morehead. We are excited to have the opportunity to compete and add another good score.”
NU has faced the Eagles five times and is 4-1 in those matchups. The last time the two teams met was in 2018, and the Huskers won 4,654-4,634.
Morehead State is 6-1 on the season and is tied for No. 15 in the CRCA Top 20 poll. The Eagles have collected wins against No. 15 Georgia Southern, No. 18 North Georgia and No. 20 UT Martin, while their loss came at the hands of No. 10 Akron.
During the fall portion of the 2022-23 season, Nebraska went 5-4, with wins against No. 9 Air Force, No. 15 Georgia Southern, No. 19 The Citadel and UTEP. The Huskers’ losses came against No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks, No. 6 TCU and No. 12 Ohio State.
The Huskers’ last match was a 4,712-4,613 rout of UTEP on Nov. 20. The team swept the top four spots, as junior All-American Cecelia Ossi placed first (1,185), fellow All-American Madelynn Erickson was second (1,180), and freshmen Emma Rhode (1,178) and Camilla Johannessen (1,167) completed the top-four sweep.
The team broke numerous records during the first half of its season. Freshmen Emma Rhode and Vittoria Watts set a new NU air rifle record of 598. The Huskers set team records in all three events – 4,726 in the aggregate against Alaska-Fairbanks, 2,381 in the air rifle against Alaska-Fairbanks and 2,345 in the smallbore against Air Force. Nebraska also shot the top five aggregate scores in program history this season.
Following the Huskers’ match on Saturday, they will return home for a match against No. 6 TCU at the Nebraska Rifle Range on Jan. 21.