Rifle Posts Convincing Sweep Over Mass Maritime

Nov. 17, 2007

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. - MIT rifle rebounded from its first loss of the season last week by delivering its most impressive sweep so far this season. The Engineers dominated both guns against the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and established a season-best score in smallbore with a total of 2170.

Emily Houston was back in the familiar role of top marksman as the sophomore star served as the high shooter in both events. Houston set her own season-high in air rifle with a score of 583. Her lowest score among the six target cards was a 95, while she nearly secured back-to-back 100s after following the first perfect clip with a 99.

Rookie Joseph Lane finished second in both guns, totaling 566 in air rifle after finishing one point behind Houston in smallbore with a score of 562. MIT defeated the Buccaneers, 2170-1963, in smallbore and 2205-2045 in air.

Jennifer Paek finished just ahead of Sarah Miles in both guns as Tech capped its scoring, while sophomore Justine Li fired a new personal high in air rifle for the second consecutive week with a score of 534.