MIT Rifle Outdueled by Navy

Oct. 27, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT rifle team welcomed the U.S. Naval Academy and Wentworth Institute of Technology to their home range over the weekend, finishing second to the Midshipmen in both events. The Engineers registered totals of 2215 in smallbore and 2234 in air rifle but those scores would not hold up as Navy tallied 2271 and 2327 to win the two guns. Wentworth earned totals of 2083 in smallbore and 2154 in air rifle to place third.

In air rifle, junior Emily Houston continued to shine, carding at least a 95 on all five shots, including one perfect attempt. She finished just three points shy of the top score in that event. Teammates Nigel Kojimoto and Joe Lane also scored at least a 90 on all five attempts with that gun, for totals of 563 and 555 respectively. Laura Fallon rounded out the scoring in air rifle for Tech with a 533.

Lane led the way in smallbore with a total of 570, as five of his six shot attempts went for at least 93 points. That total was the second highest among all shooters with that gun. Houston would post a score of 561, aided by one score of 97 and a pair of 96 point efforts. Kojimoto (552) and Jennifer Paek (532) were Tech's other point earners in the event.

Navy's Lisa Kunselman posted a 586 for the high score in air rifle. Teammate Chris Burleson had the top point total in smallbore with a 577.

MIT travels to Massachusetts Maritime next for a match with the Buccaneers on Saturday, November 15.