UK Rifle Wins at Home, Improves to 7-1

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky rifle team increased its win total to seven on the season by defeating No. 16 Army 4704-4651 on Saturday.

“I am very pleased with our performance today,” head coach Harry Mullins said. “We made some good decisions, and we’re starting to see some of the things that we’ve been working on pay off. Billy (Azzinaro) had a good air rifle score, as did Hanna (Carr) in smallbore. As a team, we are starting to come together in scoring to pick up a few points here and there. Overall, it’s always nice to come away with a win and better score than the previous match. It is a step in the right direction.”

The Wildcats fired their highest smallbore score of the season with a 2335, while also posting a new season-high aggregate.

Azzinaro led all shooters and replicated his success from two weeks ago at Navy by setting another personal-best aggregate score – this time an 1185. The junior’s score ranks fifth in the country for the season and is the new team-high individual score this season. Azzinaro obliterated his career-best air rifle score of 589 with a 598, which is only one point away from the current national leaders.

Hanna Carr and Sonya May both fired 1171 aggregate scores. Carr, a sophomore, shot a 590 in smallbore, which is her new season high, and a 581 in air rifle. May increased her smallbore score for the second event in a row after shooting a 581. She followed with a strong 590 in air rifle.

Senior Heather Kirby owned the fourth overall spot, giving the Wildcats the top four individuals for the competition. Kirby’s score was just one point shy of tying Carr and May as she matched her season high in air rifle, 593.

Jason Spaude finished in sixth place overall after an 1166 aggregate with a 588 in air rifle. Cathryn Papasodora held an 1161 aggregate with a 573 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle. Carmen Fry fired an 1159 aggregate score compiled of a 579 smallbore score and 580 in air rifle to finish as the ninth individual overall.

The Wildcats will be back in action Friday, Nov. 4, in a home match against Akron.

Name

SB

AR

AG

Billy Azzinaro

587

598

1185

Hanna Carr

590

581

1171

Sonya May

581

590

1171

Heather Kirby

577

593

1170

Jason Spaude

578

588

1166

Cathryn Papasodora

573

588

1161

Carmen Fry

579

580

1159

Jason Scharbel

568

582

1150

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