No. 5 Kentucky to Face No. 11 Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The No. 5 Kentucky rifle will compete against No. 11 Navy at Bancroft Rifle Range on the United States Naval Academy campus on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

The Wildcats are coming off four wins and a second place finish at the Ole Miss Open in addition to a win at home against North Georgia.

“It is always exciting starting the conference matches and testing ourselves,” head coach Harry Mullins said. “We have seen some good things in training this week and it is time to see if we can perform at that level on game day. The team has worked very hard this week and we will have to convert that into good performances for the matches. With the way the entire country has been performing, this weekend will be an exciting match and a good test for what we have been working on.”

The last meeting between the two teams came last season at the GARC Championships in Oxford, Mississippi, with the Wildcats shooting a 4677 to Navy’s 4606. Kentucky also emerged victorious in a tri-match with Navy and Morehead State at Buell Armory in Lexington, 4657-4616.

The Midshipmen are coming off a season-high 4,648 that they shot on Sunday against Memphis. After three matches, Navy is 5-1.

Sophomore Hanna Carr looks to build on her first match of the season after leading the Wildcats last week in both guns at the Ole Miss Open. Carr fired a 595 in air rifle, and a 582 in smallbore for an 1177 aggregate score. Heather Kirby had a strong air rifle debut in the 2016-17 season. The Shelbyville, Kentucky, native shot a 593 in air rifle, coming up just short of her season-high score from last season.