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Rifle team tops WIT

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Sports Update

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The rifle team opened its season with a win over the Wentworth Institute of Technology, with victories in the smallbore (2079-1992) and in the air rifle (1387-811) competitions last Saturday.

Although the closeness of the smallbore score took both teams by surprise, the wide margin of victory in the air rifle was expected, as this is the first year that Wentworth has fielded an air rifle team.

Setting the pace in the air rifle section were Ann Perry '91, with a score of 360, Ian Blasch '93 (359), team captain Seiyoung Sohn '91 (341), and Miguel Perales '93 (327).

In the smallbore section of the match, high honors went to Sohn (539), Perry (517), Perales (514) and Kai Chiang '92 (509).

MIT coach Dick Dyer relied on the veteran shooters, as usual, but was also pleased by the performances by freshmen Eric Field and Dorian Balch, who shot 509 and 503, respectively, in the air rifle competition.

Compiled by David Rothstein->