Buckeyes Split A Pair Of Matches
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team split a pair of matches last weekend as it competed against Nebraska in Memphis, Tenn., and against Rose Hulman in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Scarlet squad took on No. 5 Nebraska and fell 4675 to 4628. In smallbore, sophomore Deanna Binnie led the way for the Buckeyes firing a 578. Junior Remington Lyman was close behind with a 577. Freshman Mark Matheny (575), Drew Cheezum (568) and Josh Black (557) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State.
In air rifle, Lyman was the top performer with a 586 followed closely by Sophomore Chrissy Thomas who fired a 585. Cheezum (581), Black (578) and Matheny (577) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
The Grey squad competed against Rose Hulman and was victorious over the Fighting Engineers 4530-4355. Leading the way for the Grey was sophomore Anthony Cuozzo who posted his best smallbore score of the season with a 572. Sophomore Kendal Elder saw her first road action of the season and posted her season best smallbore score of 569. Junior Alex Kimura (562) and Senior Jane Lankes (552) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State in smallbore. In air rifle, Cuozzo again led the way with a 585 followed by Kimura (572), Elder (568) and Lankes (550).
"It was certainly a challenge to have two teams competing at two locations on Sunday but I felt overall the team did a great job of handling the logistical challenge and competed well," said head coach Ryan Tanoue. "For our Scarlet team in Memphis we honestly had a very tough day performance wise as we just weren't able to compete at the level that we have been training at and expecting but I know that the team is taking it as a learning experience and with a team as young as ours, we knew we would face performances such as this and so we will put this in our rear view mirror and get ready for TCU in two weeks. For our Grey team, I felt they did a very solid job and seeing Anthony post his highest aggregate score of the season was great to see. All in all, I felt getting the entire team on the road is great for our experience as a group and we'll need that as we have quite a few more away competitions this season."
Ohio State has this weekend off as they host the first weekend of the Buckeye Open. The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 16, against TCU as part of the Dr. John C. Fellingham Buckeye Open Match.