Lexington, Va. - The University of the Sciences rifle team hit the road to take on the Keydets of the Virgina Military Institute. The numbers did not lie as it was a close match throughout. The Devils once again lit up the range with their performances in both smallbore and air rifle. However, despite the gritty performances both UScience Mixed and Women's teams fell to VMI on the afternoon in the NCAA match. These teams will meet again for a MAC Conference match that will decide a win/loss result between them.
This time it would be the Devils mixed team outshooting the women's team recording a 4337-4001 (2187-2041 Air Rifle / 2150-1930 in smallbore).
Freshman, Sarah Schnupp continues to be locked, leading the Devils with a score of 564. Coming in at the second position is fellow freshman, Andrew Visconti putting up a final mark up 542. Co-Captain Matt Popowicz added a 523 to the USciences total, while Minhee Kang followed close behind with a 521. Nick Zsoldos rounded out the smallbore lineup for the mixed team with a respectable 506. On the women's side Rachel Hubal and Lauren Stabler were separated by just six points, as Hubal finished with a 512 and Stabler posted a 506 at smallbore.
Schnupp extended her lead over all other shooters in the air rifle competiton, posting a final score of a 581. Andrew Visconti was once again the next closest Devil to Schnupp, recording an air rifle mark of 539. With four Devils within ten points, Nick Soldos finished the day with a 537, Matt Popowicz tallied a 530, while Minhee Kang rounded out the air rifle line with a 529 respectively. Stabler and Allie Tuman were in their own competition on the women's side of the air rifle range, as Stabler finished with a 519 and Tuman ended with a 516.