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Navy Rifle Shows Improvement In Win Over University of the Sciences

Allison Paulson earned medalist honors in smallbore with 580.

Allison Paulson earned medalist honors in smallbore with 580.

Oct. 8, 2011

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy rifle team won its first dual meet of the year and showed improvement from last week in defeating the University of the Sciences, 4611 to 4258.

The win improves Navy's dual-meet record to 1-0 heading into a three-week break.

"I was very pleased with Paulson, Williams and Frazier in the smallbore discipline. All three of them were very solid. We are still trying to find that fourth smallbore score to help us out," said Navy head coach Bill Kelley. "Our air rifle was just OK. Ryan Williams has had three great performances this year, and we had improvements but not quite in the range we are capable of. This is one of the best air rifle squads we have had, but we just haven't put it all together yet. We have work to do yet. We will catch our breath and hit the road in a couple of weeks."

The Mids opened the season with scores of 4595 and 4608 last weekend, before showing a three-point improvement this weekend. Navy totaled a 2292 in the smallbore discipline and a 2319 in the air rifle discipline.

In smallbore, senior captain Allison Paulson paced the Midshipmen with a 580, while sophomore Steven Frazier tallied a 578 and junior Ryan Williams followed with a 576. Sophomore Carol Boyd rounded out the smallbore scoring with a 558.

In the air rifle discipline, Ryan Williams continued his impressive start to the season with a 587. Boyd scored a 580, Frazier added a 578 and Paulson fired a 574.

The Mids will take the next three weeks before traveling to Boston to face MIT and Wentworth on Oct. 29.

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