- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (DuPont Rifle Range)
- The Lead: Over the weekend at the DuPont Rifle Range, the MIT rifle team posted a 2-2 overall record behind a pair of victories over SUNY Plattsburgh. The team is now 6-6 overall for the season.
Friday, November 15th
Georgia Southern 4,511 - MIT 4,330
Saturday, November 16th
Georgia Southern 4,468 - MIT 4,419
MIT 4,419 - SUNY Plattsburgh 3,812
Sunday, November 17th
MIT 4,412 - SUNY Plattsburgh 4,708
HOW IT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY:
- On Friday, Georgia Southern held a 2,301-2,217 advantage in air rifle as the Eagles had the top four scorers. Senior Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) led MIT with a score of 561, followed by first-year Jenny Zhang (Austin, Texas) and senior Ivy Li (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) tied for sixth at 557. Senior Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.) was eighth at 552, along with Isabella Pedraza Pineros (Miami, Fla.) in ninth with a score of 547. Junior Landon Chu (Burke, Va.) and senior Elijah Miller (Shavertown, Pa.) were the final scorers in air rifle for MIT with scores of 542 and 530, respectively.
- In smallbore, GSU's Ashley Judson led the way with a score of 570 as the Eagles had three of the top five shooters. Herrera was third at 546, followed in fourth by Zhang at 535. Rick checked in in sixth with a score of 525, followed by Miller at 519 and first-year Gabi Ogata (Washington, D.C.) at 475.
HOW IT HAPPENED ON SATURDAY:
- Georgia Southern led the three teams in air rifle with a score of 2,275 points, followed by MIT at 2,225 and SUNY Plattsburgh with 1,894 points. GSU's Judson led all shooters with a score of 580 as the Eagles had fourth of the top six. For MIT, first-year Noelle Kramer (Melbourne, Fla.) was third with a score of 565, followed in fifth by Herrera at 562. Rick and Li tied for seventh at 557, followed by Miller at 550 and Chu scoring in 11th with a total of 549.
- Ogata was 13th overall with 530 points, while Pedraza Pineros and sophomore Steven Acevedo (Waco, Texas) posted scores of 525 and 521, respectively.
- In smallbore, GSU led the way with 2,193 points as MIT posted a score of 2,144 and Plattsburgh finished at 1,918 points. Judson and Lydia Odlin again led the way for GSU in the top two spots, followed by MIT's Herrera in third at 548 points. Li was sixth for MIT at 537, followed by Rick (535), Pedraza Pineros (533) and Kramer (529). The final two MIT scorers were Chu (524) and Miller (508), along with scores of 488 for Ogata and 483 for Acevido.
HOW IT HAPPENED ON SUNDAY:
- The Engineers swept the top five spots in air rifle on Sunday as Kramer led the way with a score of 566. Followed in second by Li at 656, finished with a total of 2,233 points in this section. Miller and Herrera tied for third at 551, while Rick rounded out the MIT scorers with a total of 548 points.
- Chu (535), Ogata (531) and Acevedo (529) were the final shooters for MIT, while Kim Quinn led Plattsburgh with a score of 538.
- In smallbore, Herrera led a sweep of the top six spots as the Engineers outscored Plattsburgh by a final of 2,179-1,860. Herrera posted a score of 556, while Li was second at 546 and Chu followed with a 540. Miller (537), Rick (537) and Kramer (530) completed the sweep of the top six, with Acevedo placing eighth overall with a total of 501 points. Quinn was the top scorer for Plattsburgh with a total of 523 points.
- MIT has now completed its fall season and will return to action on February 8th as the Engineers host the Beanpot.