Georgia Southern’s Rifle Team Looks to Continue Record-Breaking Season

Mikhael Tomlinson

The Georgia Southern Women’s Rifle team wins at Citadel Saturday and looks to carry momentum into competition at home this Saturday.

The Eagles’ Rifle team has been shooting lights out this fall, setting school records consistently during competition.

According to the Georgia Southern Women’s Rifle page, the Eagles set six school records and placed first in the five-team match during their campaign this past weekend in Charleston, S.C. In addition to the record-setting scores and earning first place, the Eagles defeated the Citadel’s co-ed team by two points.

Continuing their momentum from their season opener at the University of Tennessee Martin, the Eagles have continually broken and then set new school records for Georgia Southern University. Looking to continue their record-breaking season, the Eagles turn their focus to compete against the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers and company.

The Blazers are currently ranked 25th in the nation and look to knock off the 23rd ranked Eagles at home. A talented Blazer team will test the impressive season the Eagles have pieced together.

The 2017 Eagles’ Rifle team has recorded a staggering 17 all-time top scores in the categories of small bore, air rifle and aggregate. From freshman Lily Wade to Senior Chastity Price, every Eagle on the team has contributed to either a record-setting performance or a victory in competition this season.

The competition will be held on Nov. 4, 2017, at the Shooting Sports Education Center at 8 a.m., located at 3271 Old Register Road, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.