Air Force rifle team beats Nevada 4651-4562 at inaugural home match


    Feb. 1, 2014

    The Air Force rifle team returned to its home range at the Air Force Academy this weekend to take on the rifle team from Nevada (Reno) on Saturday. Air Force won the match 4651- 4562. The Falcons' smallbore squad outscored Nevada 2304-2268 and the air rifle squad won 2347-2294. No. 7 ranked Air Force is now 6-5 for the season.

    Individually, Meredith Carpenter who is back from competing in the USA Shooting World Cup in Germany finished as the overall top shooter in both smallbore and air rifle. Carpentier shot a 581 in the smallbore and a 594 in the air rifle. Her performances in the smallbore led to a 198 in the prone and to triple 100s in the air rifle matches.

    Teammate David Higgins topped off his smallbore total with a 199 in the prone for a final score of 578. In air rifle, Higgins had a perfect 100 in the second round and finished the match with a total of 584 points.

    Contributing to the smallbore squad's NCAA qualifying score (2304) were Kevyn Stinett with a score of 570 and Ryan Jacobs with his score of 575. Also contributing to the air rifle squad's qualifying score (2347) were Stinett with her total of 583 points and Tyler Rico who finished with 586 points.

    Haunani Akana had the highest individual score for Nevada in smallbore with a total of 578 and Elsa Ochsner was their high shooter with a 585 in the air rifle.

    Air Force will travel to Columbus, Ohio for the first-ever Patriot Rifle Conference Championships, Feb. 8-9.

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