Nov. 18, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team claimed a 4655-4645 victory over Army on Saturday at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
Ohio State fired a team record 2317 in smallbore, besting their previous mark fired earlier this season at Nevada, to edge Army’s score of 2313.
The Buckeyes were led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a 585. Freshman Deanna Binnie was close behind equaling her season best with a 583. Freshman Anthony Cuozzo also tied his season best with a 576 while sophomore Remington Lyman (573) and junior Greg Hagar (567) rounded out the team’s record setting performance. Army senior Joseph Todaro fired a match high 586 to lead the Black Knights.
In air rifle the Buckeyes posted a solid 2338 to Army’s 2332 to consolidate the overall team victory.
Lyman led the way for Ohio State firing a match high 589. Luoma (585), Cuozzo (582), Binnie (581) and Hagar (577) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Army’s Richard Calvin led the Black Knights with a 585.
Coach Tanoue: “Just a fantastic performance from our team Saturday. As I told our group after the match, I have had this date circled on our schedule since the beginning of the season. Army is an experienced NCAA tournament caliber team and based off of how the scores were looking this season I had a feeling this could be a very tight match and it was. I am very proud of our entire teams’ performance.”
“We have been constantly looking for ways to grow and improve both physically and mentally over the course of this season and this weekend’s performance and match win is confirmation of the team’s hard work and is hugely gratifying on many levels. To be able to set yet another team record in smallbore and raise our overall team record into the 4650s is a huge step forward for our program and we’ll look to continue to improve and carry this momentum to Lincoln next week.”
Ohio State closes out the fall season against Nebraska this Saturday at the NU Rifle Range in Lincoln.