- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (duPont Rifle Range)
- The Lead: On Saturday afternoon, the No. 29 ranked MIT rifle team dropped a narrow 4,356-4,344 final to No. 27 ranked John Jay at the duPont Rifle Range.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers claimed a 2,141-2,103 advantage in smallbore behind a career-best effort from sophomore Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.). He finished second overall with a score of 1090, led by a 535 total in smallbore that was third overall for the day. Rick also had a career-best score in air rifle as well, posting a score of 555 which was third as well.
- The Bloodhouds claimed the narrow overall victory behind a 2,253-2,193 advantage in air rifle.
- Senior William Caruso (Toms River, N.J.) was third overall at 1085, placing fourth in smallbore at 533 and finishing with a 552 performance in air rifle. Sophomore Dylan Modesitt (Belmont, Calif.) was sixth with a score of 1080 as he had a career-best in air rifle at 555 that had him fourth overall in that section. Modesitt added a score of 525 in smallbore.
- Sophomore Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) was seventh overall at 1078 as he was second in smallbore at 548, along with a total of 530 in air rifle. Senior David Bustillos (San Rafael, Calif.) was the final Engineers in the top 10 at ninth with a performance of 1069 points
- John Jay's Lily Graham was the top performer for the second straight week as she had a total of 1130, including 551 in smallbore and 579 in air rifle.
- MIT is back in action on Saturday, November 10th as the Engineers travel to West Point, N.Y. to take on No. 16 Army and No. 11 Nevada-Reno for a 9 a.m. start.