October 23, 2010

Engineers Fall to Navy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT rifle squad hosted the U.S. Naval Academy in a match over the weekend at the DuPont shooting range. Despite a season-best performance in the air rifle portion, the Engineers were unable to come away with a victory, falling in both guns to the Midshipmen. Tech was outscored, 2304-2183 in air and 2257-2138 in the smallbore category.

Elizabeth Phillips continues to show great progress in her sophomore campaign, improving upon her career high point total in air rifle, which she had just established the week prior. Phillips led the way with a score of 565, including four 95-point attempts. Nigel Kojimoto also shot well, posting a total of 564. Giulia Pantalone (533) and Lionel Sotomayor (521) helped the Cardinal and Gray post its highest air rifle score since last February.

In the smallbore competition, Kojimoto had another outstanding effort, recording two shots of 97 points en route to a total of 564. Phillips had 534 in smallbore while Sotomayor and Timothy Jenks each finished with identical 520-point scores.

The Engineers will take to the road for the first time in two weeks, competing at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday, November 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m.