Rifle Scores Qualifier Victory Over Air Force
Feb. 18, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frog rifle team wrapped up the regular season with a 4680-4600 win over Air Force in the NCAA Qualifier. The victory is TCU's 31st straight in regular season action and improves it to 12-0 on the season.
TCU put forth a solid effort in smallbore to get an early advantage in the match. The Frogs combined to shoot a 2319 and boasted four of the top five shooters in the discipline. Sarah Scherer led the way, firing a 587 for tops in the match. Right behind her was Sarah Beard, who shot a 586. Caitlin Morrissey shot a 576 to finish third. Mattie Brogdon shot a 570 and Catherine Green a 564 to round out the counters for TCU.
The Frogs dominated air rifle, topping the Falcons 2361-2324 to claim the match victory. TCU sported five of the top six shooters Scherer again led the way, shooting a 595 to remain undefeated in the discipline this season. Brogdon fired a season-high 590 to finish second and Morrissey was right behind her in third after shooting a 589. Green turned in a solid effort, firing a 587 and Baerd was sixth with a 582.
TCU figures to be the top team when the field of eight for the NCAA Championships are announced on Wednesday. The national championships are set for March 9-10. Ohio State will be the host.