uk rifle1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/7/14) – The second-ranked University of Kentucky rifle will square off with top-ranked West Virginia Saturday in Morgantown, W. Va., to close out the regular season.

"West Virginia is a great team," UK head coach Harry Mullins said. "They are coming off a win Thursday vs. Alaska-Fairbanks and shot phenomenal air rifle. Looking at the past 10 years, it's always been a good match, win, lose or draw.

The experience both teams get is a positive leading into conference and NCAA championships."
 
Kentucky's smallbore counters will include seniors Aaron and Emily Holsopple, sophomore Connor Davis and freshmen Heather Kirby and Sonya May.

Air rifle counters include Emily Holsopple, Davis, Kirby, May and junior Jonathan Pinkel.

Wildcats close out regular season at West Virginia.

Kentucky enters the weekend after knocking off No. 6 Nebraska, shooting a 4680 to the Huskers' 4659.

May led the Wildcats with an individual aggregate of 1172, opening with a 580 in smallbore followed by a 592 in air rifle.
 
The Mountaineers defeated No. 3 Alaska-Fairbanks Thursday, posting a 4709, the third time West Virginia has broken 4700 this season.
 
"West Virginia is well balanced," Mullins said. "They're really putting up some big numbers right now so it's going to take us being very focused on what we're trying to do to be able to put up numbers that will lead to the result we're looking for."
 
The two met last year to close out the season as the top-two teams, with Kentucky claiming victory 4704-4695.

The Mountaineers went on to win the Great America Rifle Conference Championships and the NCAA Championships, while UK finished second at each event.
 
"It's always exciting competing against them because they are such a great program," Mullins said. "We're going to need to be on our game and be ready to handle the pressure situations. We've been working hard in practice, need to stay focused on what we've been doing and then translate some additional stuff over that we've seen in practice. I'm looking forward to this challenge." 

Live stats of the match will be available on WVUSports.com.

SurfKy News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10098

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5186

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4940

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3649

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3599

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10098

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9538

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2642

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 733

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 629

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 549

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 524

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 21, 2015 475

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 418

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin