Bears Beat MIT For Second Straight Week

Bryce Sturtz
Bryce Sturtz

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Coast Guard made its second trip to MIT this season with the same results as the first, a win.

Sophomore Bryce Sturtz was top score in the smallbore event with a 565, just four points ahead of junior Hunter Blankenship who posted a 561. A 554 put sophomore Seth Strayer in third scoring position. Freshman Berit Bedord made her first appearance in the top four with a 544. The team's 2224 topped MIT by 88 points.

Air rifle saw Strayer edge out Sturtz for top gun, 583 to 581. Blankenship shot a solid 577 as Bedord, with a personal best of 575, rounded out the scoring quartet for a 2316.

Coast Guard handily won air, 2313 to 2192, and the match 4540 to 4328.

Rose Reynolds and Dane Harbison, who debuted in air rifle, also contributed to the winning effort.

The Bears are now 2-0 overall and undefeated in conference. They next see action on a busy first weekend in November when they square off against Air Force, Army, and Navy in the annual President's Cup match at Army. The next day they face Air Force and conference rivals MIT and John Jay at West Point.