Women?s rifle team defeats UT-El Paso

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    The women’s rifle team continued its hot streak Sunday with a 4,640-4,627 victory over the University of Texas at El Paso.

    The Frogs went on the road for the fourth of five straight road matches, all of which have been wins.

    The victory in El Paso stretched the Frogs’ winning streak to 20 consecutive matches.

    Sophomore Sarah Beard led the squad in its four-point victory in smallbore, earning a first-place finish with a score of 583. Junior Mattie Brogdon tied for second, firing a 576.

    Sophomore Caitlin Morrissey led the Frogs in air rifle, finishing first with a score of 589. Freshman Catherine Green finished right behind Morrissey, shooting a 587.

    Brogdon’s 583 earned a fifth-place finish. Beard’s 582 was good for sixth, and sophomore Maggie Savage’s career-high 581 yielded an eighth-place finish.

    Freshman Korina Rodriguez fired a career-best 571 in smallbore for the Miners, while UTEP’s Alix Moncada and Andrea Palafox were the Miners’ top shooters in air gun as each shot a 587.

    The 13-point win was the Frogs’ narrowest margin of victory since their Nov. 5 match against Kentucky, which TCU won by four points.

    The Frogs will continue action on the range on Sunday when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.