No. 6 UK Rifle Posts Season-High Score to Win at No. 17 Ole Miss
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 6 Kentucky rifle team earned a solid road result at No. 17 Ole Miss by a margin of 4688-4580 on Saturday at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
Kentucky's score of 4688 was a season high, bettering the team's previous high score by two points. UK scored 4686 in the season opener vs. Akron on Oct. 11, 2014.
The score was a sign of encouragement for the highly-ranked Wildcats that the work the team has put in in the weeks since its last outing - in November in Alaska - is beginning to pay off.
With the win, Kentucky improved to 8-1 this season. The Wildcats are 4-0 in Great American Rifle Conference competition.
Jonathan Pinkel and Connor Davis led the Wildcats in smallbore with scores of 585. Heather Kirby posted a 594 in air rifle.
The Wildcats will look to improve even more on Sunday when they travel to face another conference opponent in No. 9 Memphis.
Sunday's match will begin at 7 a.m. ET at Rangemaster in Memphis, Tennessee.