NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bears won a tough competition against Massachusetts Institute of Technology in shoulder-to-shoulder competition at Cambridge, MA, 22-23 November 2014. The Bears lost to MIT in Air (2089 to 2132), but won in Standard (1986 to 1855) and Free (1926 to 1920). The Bears compiled 8561 points against MIT's 8519.
Sophomore Emily Burlison led the Bears with a combined score of 1235, firing a 538 Air Pistol, 491 Standard Pistol, and a 506 Free Pistol. Senior Co-Captains Corrin Nolin and Hannah Cronin led the team in Standard Pistol, both firing a 514.
In Women's Air Pistol, Burlison fired a 356 to lead the Women's team to a team score of 1037. Nolin led the Women in Sport Pistol with a 512 for a team score of 1523. The Bear's Women's lost to MIT in the aggregate competition, 2560 to 2612. Burlison was the high shooter for the Bears with a cumulative score of 865.
Burleson's Free Pistol score was her personal best and makes her a contender for All-American status. Freshman Kevin Lennox also shot a personal best air pistol performance (514), breaking his previous record by over 30 points. His break-out performance makes him a solid starter for the rest of the season.
The Bear's Pistol Team will have two weeks off before they shoot at home against both MIT and Navy, 5-7 December.