CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Coast Guard lost to MIT in shoulder-to-shoulder competition at MIT's Shooting Range. The Bears compiled 6096 points against MIT's 6138. The Engineers avenged a 233 point loss to the Bears in November by defeating the Bears by 42 points. The Bears were missing their number one shooter, Helen Oh, who was in Europe competing for the United States in International Air Pistol competition.
The Bears opened their competition by tying the Engineers in Free Pistol, 1957 to 1957. Firing members were sophomores Brian Kim-490, Annika Lehenbauer-472 and freshmen Kevin Bennett-499 and Kevin Ramos-496. Shooting that afternoon, the Bears lost to the Engineers in Standard Pistol, 2037 to 2087. On Sunday, the Bears were finally able to defeat MIT in Air Pistol, 2102 to 2094, the firing members Kim-551, Lehenbauer-510, and Bennett-534, and freshman Johnny Ly-507.
The women's team lost to MIT, 2536 to 2677. Women's Sport Pistol ended with a loss to MIT, 1523 to 1616. Lehenbauer was the high USCGA competitor with a 525, followed by sophomore Mary Carr and junior Meghan Van Hise, with a 503 and 495 respectively. The MIT women defeated the Bears in Women's Air Pistol, 1061 to 1013. Lehenbauer again led the Bears with a 341, followed by Van Hise's 339, and Carr's 333.
The Bears Pistol Team is now 6-2 overall and will compete at West Point, February 10-11 in the Pistol Collegiate Sectional.