Bears Beat Yale; Fall to Army

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Bears lost a close competition against the defending National Collegiate Champion Army in both Free Pistol (1938 to 1941) and Air Pistol (2131 to 2136), losing by three points and five points respectively. The Bears performed admirably, firing their best performance in years. In the other match-up, the Bears defeated Yale in all events.

Senior Jacob Sibilski led the Bears with a combined score of 1569, firing a 542 Air Pistol, 531 Standard Pistol, and a 496 Free Pistol. Senior Brian Hills led the Bears in Air Pistol and Free Pistol with a 546 and 504, respectively, while Sibilski led the team in Standard Pistol.  

In Women's Sport Pistol, Junior Corrin Nolin fired a 530 to lead Coast Guard to victory, firing 1577 to 1463 for the Black Knights' women team. The Bear's women's air pistol team also was victorious over the Black Knights and Yale, firing 1040 versus 1015 and 965, respectively. Senior co-captain Laura Carts was the high shooter for the Bears with a 350.

Carts, Hills, Sibilski, and sophomore Caleb Metroka were members of Coast Guard's five-man team in all disciplines, while co-captain junior Hannah Cronin fired in the Air Pistol event, while Nolin fired in the Standard Pistol event.

The Bear's pistol team is off to a great start. But again, the Bears face some stiff competition when the US Naval Academy visit this weekend.