NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Bears lost the aggregate open competition against the MIT Pistol Team 6054-5950. The scores in the three events were: Free Pistol (1862 to 1822), Air Pistol (2092 to 2154), and Standard Pistol (1996 to 2078).
Senior Jacob Sibilski led the Bears with a combined score of 1549 and led the team in two of the three components, firing a 536 Standard Pistol, and a 494 Free Pistol. Senior Brian Hills led the team in Air Pistol with a 541. Senior Co-Captain Laura Carts fired the second best score in Air Pistol with a 518, while Senior Brian Hills fired the second best score in Standard Pistol, 521. Junior Corrin Nolin fired the second best score in Free Pistol, 484,
In Women's Sport Pistol, Carts fired the team's high score of 535 to lead the Coast Guard team, but the team fell short of victory, firing 1598 to 1611 against the MIT's women team. The Bear's Women's air pistol team won a close competition against MIT, firing 1055 to 1055, winning on a tie breaking procedure. For the cumulative Women's score, the Bears lost to MIT, 2653 to 2766. Nolin was the high shooter for the Bears with a cumulative score of 888.
Carts, Sibilski, Sophomore Caleb Metroka, and Hills were members of Coast Guard's five-man team in all disciplines. Junior Co-Captain Hannah Cronin was a firing member of the Air Pistol and Free Pistol team, while Nolin was a member of the Standard Pistol Team.
The Bears will again face two nationally-ranked competitors when they travel to Charleston, S..C to face both the U.S. Military Academy and the Citadel, 18-19 January.