ANNAPOLIS, Md.--The Bears lost to the other Services, but their performance was at an all-time best. Junior co-captain Alexis Chavarria-Aguilar led the Bears with a combined score of 1143, firing a 573 in small-bore and a 566 in air rifle. She led the Bears in small-bore, while freshman Nicholas Paisker fired the high team score in air rifle (568).
Second highest small-bore shooter for the Bears was Paisker with a 549 with Chavarria-Aguilar firing a 566 in air rifle.
Junior co-captain Marek Pilarski, Paisker, Chavarria-Aguilar, and senior co-captain Daniela Andrade were members of Coast Guard's five-man team in both disciplines, while Junior Senior Victoria Notaro and Sophomore Katiya Resney rounded out Coast Guard's teams in small-bore and air rifle, respectively.
The Bear's air rifle scores were 16 points higher than their best performance from last year and their small-bore scores were 63 points higher than last year's best score. This performance shows the Bears are making improvement and will be extremely competitive in the upcoming Conference matches.
Coast Guard will face face another onslaught of competitors when the Academy hosts the University of Sciences, Philadelphia, John Jay and SUNY Maritime for the Admiral's Cup, on November 16th.
The Bears were ranked higher than all three in last year's final poll and this should be an excellent opportunity for the team to showcase their newly found potential.