No. 13 NC State rifle went to Lincoln, Nebraska where it went 0-2 against No. 8 Navy and No. 10 Nebraska in another unsuccessful weekend amidst a down year for the program.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Pack (3-6, 2-6 GARC) lined up against Navy (8-4, 4-2 GARC) who topped NC State on Oct. 13, 2018, 4676-4664 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Both freshman Emily Fisher and senior Claire Spina set career-high scores, but Navy outperformed the Pack in the smallbore and in the air rifle to take the match 4644-4625.
The following day showed a similar result against the Nebraska Cornhuskers who also edged out NC State 4627-4606.
Sunday was another strong day for Fisher who finished with a smallbore score of 579, breaking her personal-best for the second day in a row. The freshman led all competitors in the smallbore and finished 3rd in the aggregate score, with a score of 1163, after a team-high score of 584 in air rifle.
Nebraska, after an 0-5 start, improved to 6-5 and 4-3 in the GARC. The Cornhuskers also narrowly topped Navy this weekend 4652-4650.
The Pack has only managed wins against The Citadel, Akron and Army this season. The 3-6 season is a disappointment after an 11-7 record last year that included a sixth-place finish out of nine teams at the GARC Championships against some of the best competitors in the nation.
Wolfpack rifle will round out its regular season matches against The Citadel on Feb. 2 in Charleston, South Carolina before eyeing the NCAA Qualifiers on Feb. 16 in Morgantown, West Virginia. NC State outshot The Citadel 4658-4553 in the season opener on Oct. 6, 2018.