Feb. 9, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army rifle team, ranked sixth in the latest national polls, closed out its Great America Rifle Conference schedule bowing to No. 5 Nebraska, 4669-4650, Sunday afternoon at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The Black Knights (5-5) posted a 3-4 GARC mark and the Huskers (10-2) finished 5-2.
Nebraska's Lauren Phillips was the high scorer in smallbore (587) and Jaycee Carter was medalist in air rifle (593) as the Huskers swept both disciplines outshooting Army by 10 points in smallbore (2311-2301) and nine in air rifle (2358-2349).
Team captain Joseph Todaro was Army's top shooter in smallbore, posting a 581 that earned him third place followed by sophomores Alyssa Gestl (578) and Olivia Nardone(576) as the Black Knights placed three in the top five.
Joining Todaro and Gestl on Army's firing unit were senior Michael Matthews and freshman Danielle Cuomowith 571s.
Senior Richard Calvindenied Nebraska from sweeping the top five places in air rifle as his 590 tied for fourth place with Rachel Martin in trailing Carter's winning mark by three points.
Nardone set a career-high 588 posting Army's next highest score with Todaro (587) and Gestl (584) closing out the counting unit in air rifle. Freshman Elizabeth Mostertturned in a personal-best 586 after shattering her former mark by seven points.
The Black Knights are idle next week as they prepare for the regular-season finale hosting USP and SUNY-Maritime in their NCAA Qualifier on Saturday, Feb. 22.