MIT Rifle Handles Long-Time Rival The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Oct. 16, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT maintained its unbeaten mark to start the 2006-07 season with a convincing victory over the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The Engineers' long-time rival showcased both a mixed and a women's team, but were unable to match MIT rifle in its own range.

MIT totaled 2116 in smallbore and 2181 in air, which easily outpaced USP's mixed final scores of 1998 in smallbore and 2069 in air. USP's women's scores were further off the pace, although for a second straight week, it was a woman who dominated the match.

MIT freshman Emily Houston was again the top shooter in both guns. Houston shot 565 in smallbore and 576 in air. Her scores out-distanced a strong effort by USP's Michelle Bauer, who finished second to Houston twice during the day including a one-point loss in air.

Although Bauer challenged Houston for top marksman, the Engineers pulled away behind their depth. Nathan Pfaff finished second on the team in both smallbore (533) and air (546), while Jake Latcham and Wes McKinney rounded out Tech's scoring contingent. Latcham (526) and McKinney (533) each fired a season high in air rifle to pace MIT to a new season-high as a team.