November 9, 2013

Bears Fall to Tough Navy team

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Bears lost a tough competition against the Navy pistol team in Free Pistol (1859 to 1985), Air Pistol (2099 to 2179), and Standard Pistol (2019 to 2083. Over the three match mixed-team competition, the Bears fired a 5977, while the Navy's Midshipmen fired a 6247.

Senior Jacob Sibilski led the Bears with a combined score of 1536, firing a 521 Air Pistol, 529 Standard Pistol, and a 486 Free Pistol. Senior Co-Captain Laura Carts led the Bears in Air Pistol with a 533, while Sibilski led the team in Free Pistol and Standard Pistol. Carts fired a 462 in Free Pistol to fire the second best score for the Bears, while Junior Corrin Nolin fired a 523 and Sophomore Caleb Metroka fired a 502 to place second among the Bears in Air Pistol and Standard Pistol, respectively.

In Women's Sport Pistol, Carts fired a season high score of 544 to lead the Coast Guard team to victory, firing 1578 to 1550 over the Naval Academy's women team. The Bear's Women's air pistol team lost a close competition against the Navy's Women Team, firing 1048 to 1059, respectively. For the cumulative Women's score, the Bears were victorious over the Navy squad to remain unbeaten this year, 2626 to 2609. Carts was the high shooter for the Bears with a cumulative score of 896.

Carts, Junior Hannah Cronin, Sibilski, Metroka, and Nolin were members of Coast Guard's five-man team in all disciplines. Freshman Emily Burlison tied her personal best score in Air Pistol, firing a 522. While Metroka fired a 502 for a personal best, and Nolin fired a personal best 522, in Standard Pistol and Air Pistol, respectively.  

The Bear's Pistol Team will add senior Brian Hills for the remainder of the season and will be looking to regain their winning ways. But the Bears face some stiff competition when they travel to Cambridge to square off against a formable MIT team this weekend, November 15th-16th.
 

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