Rifle Team Wins MIT Invitational in Season Opener

DuvallBOSTON, MASS.  -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rifle team topped Massachusetts Institute of Technology by one point to win the four-team Engineer Invitational on Saturday.

Rose-Hulman scored 4,377 points to narrowly top the 4,376 total by MIT.  John Jay and Wentworth Institute rounded out the placement. 

Junior Evan Duvall (Smyrna, Tenn.) led the Engineers with a total score of 1,110 points.  Duvall tallied 557 in smallbore and 553 in air rifle.

Junior Adam Foss (Fort Wayne/Concordia Lutheran) contributed a score of 1,105, including a 557 in smallbore.

Junior Suzanne Eisenberger (Clarence Center, N.Y.) pitched in with a score of 1,082.  Sophomore Allie Carlson (Goose Creek, S.C./Patch American) added a score of 1,080 to round out the victory. 

The result marked Rose-Hulman's first intercollegiate athletic victory over MIT in a team competition.

Rose-Hulman will compete in a dual match against MIT on Sunday.

MIT ENGINEER INVITATIONAL RESULTS:

TEAM SCORES: 1) Rose-Hulman 4377; 2) MIT 4376; 3) Wentworth Institute 4096; 4) John Jay 3912

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (SMALLBORE / AIR RIFLE / TOTAL):
Evan Duvall 557-553=1110
Adam Foss 557-548=1105
Suzanne Eisenberger 537-545=1082
Allison Carlson 527-553=1080