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Rifle overcomes No. 13 Ohio State to start 2021

Sophomore Matias Kiuru aims down the sights against Ohio State. (Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics)

Simon Elfrink

Sports Editor

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No. 8 Murray State Rifle took on No. 13 Ohio State at  Pat Spurgin Rifle Range on Saturday, Jan. 16, beating the Buckeyes 4672-4643.

Sophomore Matias Kiuru led the Racers with an aggregate score of 1177, shooting 583 in smallbore and 594 in air rifle. Kiuru placed first overall in the competition, as well. 

Freshman Allison Henry led the Racers in smallbore (587) and contributed an 1168 aggregate for her team. 

Senior Dana Buesseler placed fifth overall in the competition, adding an 1162 aggregate on smallbore and air rifle scores of 575 and 587, respectively. 

Junior Emily Fitzgerald was the fourth shooter for the Racers. Fitzgerald placed sixth overall in the match, scoring 578 in smallbore and 585 in air rifle for an aggregate score of 1161. 

The Racers will compete next on Saturday, Jan. 23, against No. 2 Kentucky at  Pat Spurgin Rifle Range before gearing up for February’s OVC championship competition. 

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