Feb. 6, 2012
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2012): On Saturday, the Air Force Academy rifle team competed in a match against the TCU Horned Frogs. The Falcons lost the match, 4695-4618, while maintaining the competitiveness to score high points as a team. In team scoring, the Falcons scored 2283 points in smallbore and 2335 in air rifle.
Falcons' shooting scores in the high 580s include: Pat Everson (Eagle River, AR) who was the team's high scorer with a career best 582 in the smallbore. Everson (Cadet Squad 07) finished third overall with scores of 100, 100, 96, 96, 96 and 94. He also scored a 586 in the air rifle (97, 99, 97, 97, 97 and 99). Everson contributed to the Falcons' overall score with an individual cumulative 1168 points, a career-high.
Meredith Carpentier (Waukegan, Il., CS 21), last week's athlete of the week, was the air rifle squad's high scorer with a 588, finishing in fourth place. She shot a 98, 98, 99, 98, 97 and 98. Carpentier also had a 563 in the smallbore.
Also contributing to the air rifle squad's overall scores were Mike Seery (Oregon, Ohio, CS 22), with a career high 587 and a 565 in smallbore. Robert Vasquez (El Paso, TX, CS12) helped top off the squad's score with a 581 (94, 97, 99, 98, 96, and 97) and a 540 in smallbore. Ben York (Larkspur, CO, CS 33) also contributed 580 points (99, 97, 97, 94, 98, 95) and shot a career high 573 in the smallbore.
While under the leadership of Head Coach Launi Meili, this weekend's individual scores have been the highest for the Falcons versus the Horned Frogs, and the team scores have been climbing above the 4600 mark.
Air Force is now 7-8 heading into the upcoming matches in Forth Worth, TX, against TCU on Feb. 16 and the NCAA qualifiers hosted by TCU on Feb. 18.