Sophomore Jessica Boyce fired a team-high aggregate of 1155 to lead the UTEP rifle team (4581) against TCU (4700) at the UTEP rifle range Saturday. It was the first match for the Miners since November 17.
“The girls put in real work today,” UTEP head coach Austin Litherland said. “Coming back from break motivated, nervous, but most of all excited. To them this was a match that brings the confidence back, and they certainly did that. They now will be putting their sights on the next match and keep moving forward.”
Boyce registered 570 in smallbore and 585 in air rifle to set the tone for the Orange and Blue. Junior Mara Rouse and freshman Morgahn Warner followed with an aggregate of 1142. Warner compiled 571 in both disciplines while Rouse shot 567 in smallbore and 575 in air rifle.
Senior Maranda Nelson checked in with an aggregate of 1140, finishing with 560 in smallbore and 580 in air rifle. It marked her third-highest air rifle tally of the season.
Sophomore Samantha Miller produced an aggregate of 1119, finishing at 546 in smallbore and 573 in air rifle. Freshman Josephine John recorded an aggregate of 1116, tallying 552 in smallbore and 564 in air rifle.
UTEP will be back in action on the road against Nevada on Thursday.