The No. 2 West Virginia rifle team will face No. 8 Navy on Saturday at 10 a.m.
After finishing the 2018-19 fall schedule undefeated, the Mountaineers started the spring season right where they left off and picked up a win over No. 7 Ole Miss this past Sunday.
The Mountaineers (11-0, 6-0 in the Great American Rifle Conference) enter Saturday’s matchup with a 4702.25 average — scoring averages of 2331.125 in smallbore and 2371.125 in air rifle.
Navy (8-4, 4-2 GARC) won a matchup against North Carolina State last week, who the Mountaineers defeated on Nov. 17 to conclude their fall season.
Coming into the match against Navy, the Mountaineers are 27-8 all-time against the Midshipmen with their last victory coming exactly a year to the day. On Jan. 26, 2018, the Mountaineers won a close match with a final score of 4720-4693.
The Mountaineers look to add to that win total and continue what has been another impressive season under head coach Jon Hammond.
After Saturday’s matchup, the Mountaineers will rest a week and then resume action for their regular season finale against No. 3 Kentucky — the 2018 National Rifle Champions.