NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Coast Guard defeated MIT in shoulder-to-shoulder-pistol competition setting four records. Bears finished with a new Academy record 6471 points against MIT's 5919.
The Bears handed the Engineers a loss in each of the three Open pistol events. Senior Helen Oh was the match winner in every event. Oh led all competitors in Free Pistol with a 530, with the Bears winning their first event with a new Academy record, 2062 to 1817. Assisting Oh in the victory were senior Brian Kim's 520, freshman Benjamin Waalkes' 520, and junior Johnny Ly's 492. Sophomore Esther Choe had a personal best, 491, narrowly missing out on the scoring four and a share of the Academy record.
Oh led all shooters in Standard Pistol with a new Academy record 560, previously held by Kim. Rounding out the Academy's new record team score of 2184, were Kim's 547, Bennett's 548, and Waalkes' 529.
The Bears had their second victory over MIT, 2184 to 2006. The Bears defeated the Engineers in Air Pistol 2225 to 2096. Oh again led all competitors with a 568. Assisting in the victory were Bennett's 553, Kim's 552, and Waalkes' 552. Freshman Ella Firenzi and Sam Kim fired an outstanding scores 516 in only their second match, 516 and 506 respectively.
The Bears women's team defeated MIT in Women's Air Pistol 1628 to 1573. In Women's Sport Pistol, Oh fired an outstanding score of 571, leading the Bears to victory, 1615 to MIT's 1586. The Bears tomen's team defeated MIT in the Aggregate score, 3243 to 3159.
The 7-1 Bears will next compete on the road when they again meet up with USMA in West Point, NY, 11-12 January 2019.