MIT Rifle Opens Season With Victory over Wentworth

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was a successful start to the 2013-14 season for the MIT rifle team as the Engineers downed the Wentworth Institute of Technology. The two teams competed in just the air rifle event, with MIT coming out on top by a score of 2,184-1,873.

Freshman Jia Yi Goh (Singapore) had an impressive debut for MIT as she led the team with a score of 567 that included one round of 98. Just five points behind Goh was sophomore Sarah Wright (Christchurch, New Zealand) who had a round of 97 on her way to a total of 562 over the six rounds.

Senior Kaiying Liao (Issaquah, Wash.) had the third-highest score of the day for MIT with a 550. Sophomore David D'Achiardi (Bogota, Columbia) rounded out the scoring for the Engineers with a 505. 

Wentworth's Matt Tracy had the top score for the Leopards with a 534 that was good for fourth on the leader board. 

MIT will return to action in two weeks when it hosts both Rose Hulman Institute and Wentworth on Oct. 18-19.