November 2, 2007

Navy Sinks MIT Rifle

Oct. 27, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Despite its best effort of the season in smallbore and another strong effort in air, MIT rifle was swept for the first time this season in a loss against national-power Navy. The Engineers lost decisively in both guns despite their top aggregate score of the season, 4591-4365.

The Midshipmen were sensational in air rifle as all four competitors topped 580 points. Josh Albright and Lisa Kunzelman tied for the afternoon high with a total of 586. Sophomore Emily Houston served as Tech's top gun in the event after firing a 573. Navy totaled 2335 in air compared to the Engineers' total of 2220, which was just 10 points off MIT's season high.

In smallbore, Navy once again placed its entire unit in front of the Engineers. Albright enjoyed honors as the day's top marksman, totaling 572 to pace all shooters. Houston and rookie Joseph Lane secured the best score for MIT after tying with a total of 588. Lane finished strong from his knees to bounce back from a sub-par performance in the standing position. Navy scored 2256 to upend the Engineers, who still managed a season-high with a total of 2145.

Lane established personal high's in both guns during Saturday's loss, while Justine Li shot 523 in air and 467 in smallbore to also secure personal records. Sarah Miles added a new personal best in air with a score of 541, while Jennifer Paek helped MIT to its season-best effort in smallbore after chipping in her own personal high. Paek closed out MIT's scoring in air rifle as well with a total score of 540.