MIT Rifle Stays Undefeated With Sweep Over VMI

Oct. 17, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Engineers had their second shoulder-to-shoulder match of the season against the Virginia Military Institute on Saturday. MIT defeated VMI in both guns behind Anton Katz, who was the high shooter of the day in air and smallbore.

Katz was a distant first in both events, with only John Nikiforakis providing a challenge in smallbore. Katz totaled 577 in smallbore, with teammate Taylor Barton closing with a personal-best 539. Nathan Pfaff shot 527 and Jake Lathcam secured a personal-high 524 to round out Tech's scoring in the event.

In air rifle, Katz led the way with a score of 578. Pfaff finished just off the pace with a total of 553,  while Barton (538) and Wes McKinney (536) each registered a new personal best for the Cardinal and Gray.

MIT outscored VMI, 2185-2111 in air rifle and, 2165-2115, in smallbore.