Rifle Places 2nd at Purdue; Falls to Ohio State

Foss1TERRE HAUTE, IND.  -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rifle team finished second at the Purdue Invitational and fell to nationally ranked Ohio State in a weekend featuring Big Ten Conference foes.

Against Purdue, junior Adam Foss (Fort Wayne/Concordia Lutheran) contributed a score of 1,117, including a 573 in air rifle.

Junior Suzanne Eisenberger (Clarence Center, N.Y.) pitched in with a score of 1,106. 

Sophomore Allie Carlson (Goose Creek, S.C./Patch American) added a score of 1,094, and freshman Jen Nishida (Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy) rounded out the team score with a 1,023. round out the victory. 

Rose-Hulman finished ahead of Purdue and Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the four-team event.

On Sunday, Ohio State visited the Cook Stadium Rifle Range and earned a dual victory over the Fightin' Engineers.

Foss led the Engineers with a score of 1,135, including 575 in air rifle.  Junior Evan Duvall (Smyrna, Tenn.) contributed a total of 1,118 to the effort.

Eisenberger added a tally of 1,114, with Carlson pitching in a 1,099 total score.  The Fightin' Engineer team effort against Ohio State also included a school record for score in the kneeling position.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at home against Morehead State on Dec. 1.

PURDUE INVITATIONAL RESULTS (OCT. 27)

TEAM SCORES: 1) Ohio State 4545; 2) Rose-Hulman 4353; 3) Purdue 4016; 4) Wisconsin-Oshkosh 3995

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (AIR RIFLE / SMALLBORE / TOTAL):
Adam Foss 573-544=1117; Suzanne Eisenberger 560-546=1106; Allison Carlson 557-537=1094; Jen Nishida 533-490=1023; Seth Clark 507-489=996; Gabe Kleine 497-494=991; David Gersey 474-479=953; Emily Yedniak DNS-427=427

OHIO STATE RESULTS (OCT. 28)

TEAM SCORES: 1) Ohio State 4581; 2) Rose-Hulman 4466

OHIO STATE SCORES (SMALLBORE / AIR RIFLE / TOTAL): Amanda Luoma 580-579=1159; Daniel Chapman 566-576=1142; Maxwell Snyderman 557-583=1140; Greg Hagar 555-581=1136; Remington Lyman 569-561=1130; Megan Polonsky 556-565=1121

ROSE-HULMAN SCORES (SMALLBORE / AIR RIFLE / TOTAL): Adam Foss 560-575=1135; Evan Duvall 559-559=1118; Suzanne Eisenberger 554-560=1114; Allie Carlson 541-558=1099; Gabe Kleine 499-523=1022; David Geresy 474-508=982; Jen Nishida 476-479=955; Seth Clark 454-495=949; Emily Yedinak DNS-476=476; Keri Li DNS-422=422