Rifle Finishes First at SEARC 3
Oct. 19, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The NC State rifle team won its second South Eastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) match of the season Saturday afternoon at the Inuoye Marksmanship Center. The Wolfpack fired a team score of 4594 to take the top spot at the event.
“We didn’t quite meet the goals that we set for this match, but I’m happy we won the competition,” said head coach Keith Miller. “We fired the same scores in both air rifle and smallbore that we did last weekend in Alaska, so I would like to see us improve on those scores.”
State’s team score of 4594 bested the second place team’s total by 113 points, as the University of North Georgia finished second with 4481 points.
Senior Madeline Pike and sophomore Daniel Cliff led the squad in the air rifle competition, each with scores of 579 to finish in a tie for third in the event. Alex Martin, a sophomore from Swanzey, N.H., charted the next-best tally with a 578, while senior Amy Roderer fired a 573. Freshman Lucas Kozeniesky registered a score of 566. The Pack ended the event with a team score of 2309.
In smallbore, Pike paced all shooters in the event by firing a 578. Roderer shot the second-best score with a 574, while Martin recorded a 571. Roderer’s score topped her previous career-best in the event by 11 points. Cliff and Kozeniesky rounded out the lineup for the Wolfpack and each fired a score of 562. State finished with a team score of 2285 in the event.
NC State returns to action on Friday, Oct. 25 when it travels to the University of Kentucky for a dual match against the Wildcats.