In the never ending search to find good things to write about with regard to N.C. State sports, well, let us go to rifle.
The 12th-ranked NC State rifle team tied the program record in the air rifle competition by firing a score of 2336 to finish first at the South Eastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) match five Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 15-4 on the season and remains unbeaten against SEARC competition at 13-0.
State finished the match with a total team score of 4604, while North Georgia and The Citadel ended second and third with scores of 4517 and 4474, respectively.
"It was another solid outing for our team today and I'm pleased with how we performed," said head coach Keith Miller. "Our air rifle score tied the program record, so I'm really excited about that, but we're still working to improve on our smallbore scores."
Freshman Lucas Kozeniesky led the Pack in the air rifle competition with a score of 587 to tie as the top score in the event. Senior Madeline Pike fired a 585 to finish second, while Daniel Cliff, a sophomore from Fairfax, Va., shot a 583. Redshirt senior Amy Roderer posted the next-best score with a 581, while sophomore Alex Martin rounded out the lineup registering a 574.The team's score of 2336 was a season-high for the squad and tied the program record.
We can definitely shoot. Is not the Citadel a military school? And. We "wupped" them. The question would be: how many schools have rifle teams? Sort of like how many schools bass fishing; however, the difference is rifle is not a club sport.