December 8, 2008

MIT Rifle Sweeps Three Opponents at Home

Dec. 8, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT rifle team hosted Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) over the weekend, sweeping all three opponents convincingly in both classifications. The Engineers moved to 16-6 on the season.

Emily Houston’s score of 587 in air rifle was more than 20 points better than her closest competitor, as she recorded at least a 96 on all six attempts. Houston was also the high-marksman in the smallbore competition with a score of 568. Joseph Lane also had an impressive effort, shooting 558 in smallbore and 564 in air. Only Houston and Jim Leenhouts of VMI registered higher point totals in the two guns.

Nigel Kojimoto helped contribute to the victory with scores of 550 in smallbore and 556 in air rifle. Sarah Miles rounded out the scoring for Tech, shooting 519 in smallbore and a 538 point effort in air rifle.

MIT’s point total of 4440 was good enough to beat out VMI (4331). The Keydets narrowly edged Wentworth, which finished with a total of 4316 while MMA recorded 4030 points.

The Engineers do not return to action until the Bean Pot Competition against Wentworth, John Jay, Coast Guard and Penn State on January 31 and February 1.