WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Bears lost against the defending National Collegiate Champion Army in Free Pistol (1863 to 1999), Standard Pistol (2009 to 2120), and Air Pistol (2153 to 2195). In the other match-up, the Bears defeated Yale in all events. Over the three match competition, the Bears fired a 6025, while the Black Knights fired a 6314. Yale only shot two of the three events and fired a cumulative score of 3894.
Senior Jacob Sibilski led the Bears with a combined score of 1551, firing a 549 Air Pistol, 527 Standard Pistol, and a 475 Free Pistol. Senior Brian Hills led the Bears in Free Pistol with a 486, while Sibilski led the team in Standard Pistol and Air Pistol, 527 and 549 respectively.
In Women's Sport Pistol, co-captain junior Hannah Cronin fired a 537 to lead the Coast Guard team to victory, firing 1560 to 1518 for the Black Knights' women team. The Bear's women's air pistol team also was victorious over the Black Knights, firing 1056 versus 103. Freshman Emily Burlison and Hannah Cronin both fired a 354 to lead the Bears.
Hills, Sibilski, junior Corrin Nolin, and sophomore Caleb Metroka were members of Coast Guard's five-man team in all disciplines, while co-captain senior Laura Carts fired in the Free Pistol event. Burlison fired in the Air Pistol and Standard Pistol event.
The Bear's are doing very well during this building year. The Bears will compete next weekend when Yale comes to New London to shoot Air Pistol and Standard Pistol.