The No. 10 Murray State rifle team lost its first dual match of the season as they were knocked off by third-ranked Kentucky on Friday 4676-4615.
The Racers were led in the match by Caroline Barber. Barber led MSU for the first time this season in aggregate with a score of 1155 for the day.
“We competed pretty well today,” said Head Coach Alan Lollar. “We just had too many rough spots. Kentucky has a great team and they were well prepared.”
Kelsey Emme led MSU in air rifle at the meet with a score of 586. Barber was the second-highest Racer with a score of 583 in air rifle. Tessa Howald and Kaitlyn Wilson shot 580 and 579, respectively.
In small bore, the Racers were led by Bill Harvey’s career-high 580. Barber again finished with the second-best score in the discipline, shooting 572. Emme, Howald and Wilson all finished in a pack together in air rifle, shooting scores of 568, 567 and 566, respectively.
“Caroline had what I think is her most complete match today. She really shot a fine match,” said Lollar. “Tomorrow we get the chance to smooth out the rough spots and show what we can do. I have faith in this team. They are working too hard for it not to show soon.”
Story courtesy of Sports Information