NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bears lost a tough competition against Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the United States Naval Academy in a three day shoulder-to-shoulder competition at New London, CT, 5-7 December 2014. The Bears lost to Navy and MIT in Air (2083 to 2183 and 2136, respectively). They lost to Navy and MIT in Standard Pistol (1990 to 2107 and 2046 respectively). They also lost to Navy and MIT in Free Pistol (1849 to 1964 and 1919 respectively). The Bears compiled 5922 points to 6209 for Navy and 6146 for MIT.
Senior Co-Captain Corrin Nolin led the Bears with a combined score of 1528, firing a 535 Air Pistol, 509 Standard Pistol, and a 484 Free Pistol. Nolin also led the Bears in Air Pistol with a 535 and Standard Pistol, while tying Sophomore Emily Burlison for top honors in Free Pistol with a 484.
In Women's competition, the Bears defeated Navy but lost to defending National Champion MIT. In Air Pistol, the Bears fired a 1056 to Navy's 999 and MIT's 1064. In Sport Pistol, the women defeated Navy 1554 to 1529, but lost to MIT's 1614. Senior Co-Captain Hannah Cronin led the Women's team to an aggregate score of 886. Cronin fired a 538 in Sport Pistol and Nolin fired a 361 in Air Pistol to lead the team. Burlison fired a 356 to lead the Women's team to a team score of 1037. The Bear's Women's lost to MIT in the aggregate competition, 2610 to 2678, but bested Navy's 2528.
The Bear's Pistol Team will compete again after returning from Christmas Break when they travel to Annapolis to shoot against Navy, 17-18 January 2015.