November 13, 2006

Navy Sinks MIT Rifle

Nov. 11, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT dropped its shoulder-to-shoulder match this weekend against national power Navy, losing to the U.S. service academy in both guns. Senior Anton Katz paced the MIT attack with a strong effort in both smallbore and air.

Katz finished third overall in smallbore, although his score of 570 set a new personal high for the Engineers' team captain. A fair result on the third target card prevented Katz from vaulting to the top of the individual standings, while MIT lost 2279-2154 as a team.

The Engineers were swept by Navy's marksmen in air rifle (2321-2213), led by Sara Bergman's total of 587. Katz fired 572 to lead MIT, while rookie Emily Houston shot 569. Houston finished just behind Katz in smallbore as well, shooting 566.

Sarah Miles and Vidushi Tekriwal made their collegiate debuts during Saturday's tilt in smallbore and air, respectively. Miles shot 471 and Tekriwal posted a 482. Following the setback, MIT falls to 6-3 on the season in smallbore and 5-3 in air.