Sports Shorts

Rifle still undefeated after home opener

The MIT rifle team completed its first home match of the season on Saturday, bringing its record to a 6-0. The Engineers won in both smallbore and air rifle competitions against the visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology and John Jay College rifle teams. The MIT team completed the match with its highest scores of the season: 2167 in smallbore (John Jay 1989, Wentworth 1917) and 2222 in air (John Jay 2164, Wentworth 2028). Nigel C. Kojimoto ’12 led the team with a 560 in smallbore and 572 in air rifle, both out of 600 possible points. Elizabeth A. Phillips ’13 scored second highest on the MIT team with a 540 smallbore and a 558 air rifle score. Also contributing towards the win were season-best scores from Jennifer C. de Bruijn ’12 and Michael A. Batista ’12. Though not on the competing team, Kai Liao ’14 shot a personal high score of 538 in air rifle, alongside Christian A. Valledor ’12, Timothy R. Jenks ’13, David Huang ’14, Alvin Mwijuka ’15, and David M. Bocek ’15. MIT’s next home match will be held Oct. 28–29 against Navy and Wentworth.

—Elizabeth Phillips, Team Representative

Water Polo finishes conference season

The Men’s Water Polo team wrapped up their CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Northern Division season on Saturday with a win against Connecticut College and a loss to St. Francis. In the first game of the day, the Engineers beat the Connecticut College Camels 14-6 with notable performances from much of the team. However, in their match against St. Francis, which has a 6-0 record in league play, MIT was scoreless despite the efforts of Matthew R. Chapa ’12 and Jack D. Clark ’15 in the third period. In CWPA play, the Engineers finish this part of the season with a final record of 3-3 (7-13 overall). After Sunday’s game against Mercyhurst College at home, the men will conclude their home season, with their next match on Oct. 27 at Wheaton College against Brown University.

—Sarah Weir, Associate Editor