ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy Rifle Team (7-3, 2-1) travels to Ohio for two games this weekend. The Midshipmen’s open competition at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Akron, Ohio on Saturday when the Midships take on Akron (6-3, 3-1) in a Great American Rifle Conference game before going down at the Hugh W .Wylie Range will face off in Columbus, Ohio against Ohio State (4-6) on Sunday. Both games are scheduled to start at 9:00 am and live scores will be available.
Reconnaissance of the Midshipmen
The Midshipmen go into the weekend with a 7-3 overall record. The Midshipmen are returning to the range after notching two wins against NC State (W, 4703-4693) and the Citadel (W, 4714-4624) last weekend. The Mids topped the 4,700-point plateau in both games, marking the first time this season that Navy surpassed the 4,700-point threshold.
Marleigh Duncan (Wake Forest, NC) leads the Midshipmen in smallbore and aggregate while he ranks second on the team in air rifle. The second year is tied to that ParkerHaydin (Joshua, Texas) with a 586.3 rimfire average to lead the team. Duncan’s 1178.8 overall average also progresses the Mids team. She is behind in second place Clarissa Layland (Granbury, Texas) in air rifle with an average of 592.5.
Haydin leads Duncan in the smallbore standings with a 586.3 point average, while finishing second in the overall team average and third in the roster in air rifle. The novice has a 1,178.3 collective overall, while in the air rifle he registers an average of 592.0.
Layland leads the midshipmen’s airgun standings with an average score of 593.0 while finishing third overall with a score of 1,164.2.
Stephanie Milvain (Matthews, NC) sits third on the roster in smallbore with an average of 579.2, while he averages 584.3 in air rifle. Her overall average is 1,163.5, which ranks fourth on the team. Joshua Potts (Ephrata, Pa.) is fourth in both small bore (575.3) and air rifle (586.2) for the team’s fifth best overall average (1,161.5). Layland rounds out the top 5 mids on the smallbore score, posting a 571.2 Deonte Hayes (Fort Mills, SC) is fifth in the air rifle with a 585.8 average.
spying on the opposition
The Zips go into the weekend with a 6-3 aggregate record, including a 3-1 mark after GARC games. Akron goes into the weekend after a 4,697-4,674 away win over Memphis. In the smallbore, led by Gavin Perkowski (587), the Zips captured the top five spots, with all five scoring in the 580s. This gave Akron a small bore victory with the team score of 2,338, which was one point short of the school record. Alexis Kirk and Andrew Duross advanced Akron in the airgun rating in the 590s and earned identical 592s. Akron couldn’t match the skills of Memphis, who won the division 2,367-2,359.
The Buckeyes are 4-6 overall on the season. The Ohio State Rifle Team took on Murray State (4,697) and UTEP (4,588) on Saturday, November 5 and posted a team score of 4,684. In the small bore, the team fired a team score of 2,330, led by a strong performance from Viktor Kiss, who posted a team score of 587. In the air rifle, the team fired a score of 2,354 and was again led by Kiss, who posted a score of 592.
last time out
CHARLESTON, SC — The Navy Rifle Team notched up back-to-back victories over the weekend in Charleston, SC at the Inouye Marksmanship Center on the Citadel campus. The Midshipmen defeated NC State by a score of 4,703-4,693 before beating weekend hosts The Citadel 4,714-4,624 on Sunday.
The Mids topped the 4,700-point plateau in both games, marking the first time this season that Navy surpassed the 4,700-point threshold.
Match 1 recap: Navy 4,703, NC State 4,693
Navy opened the weekend with a GARC win over NC State, 4,703-4,693. The Midshipmen registered the game’s top three shooters as Marleigh Duncan (Wake Forest, NC) Clarissa Layland (Granbury, Texas) and ParkerHaydin (Joshua, Texas) took the top three spots. Duncan finished a point off her season best while Layland set a new personal best.
Duncan and Layland tied with a total of 1,181, while Haydin was four points behind in third overall with a total of 1,177. Stephanie Milvain (Matthews, NC), starting in the small caliber, posted a total score of 1,171 and placed seventh overall. Catherine Deli (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Joshua Potts (Ephrata, Pa.) completed the top ten with scores of 1,155 and 1,154, respectively. Markus Deli (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Deonte Hayes (Fort Mill, SC) posted overall scores of 1152 and 1147 to round out the standings.
The Mids started the day by tying the program record in the small caliber with a score of 2,346. Duncan led with a season-best 589, closely followed by Haydin and Layland, who each scored 588 points in the event. Milvain posted a score of 581 while Potts rounded out Navy’s starters with a score of 573.
Catherine and Markus Deli Tie with smallbore counts of 571, with Hayes scoring 564 to close out the Navy’s traveling squad in smallbore.
In air rifle, Layland led the squad with 593 points while Duncan was a point behind with 592. Milvain followed with 590 points to give the runner-up a new career high in the discipline. Haydin followed with a score of 589, while C.Dely and Hayes were next with scores of 584 and 583, respectively. Potts and M.Dely rounded out the airgunners with 581 each.
Match 2 review: Navy 4,714, The Citadel 4,624
On the second day of competition, Navy defeated match host The Citadel 4,714-4,624. Haydin led the way, setting school records in smallbore (595) and aggregate (1,190) to lead all goal scorers. In addition, the Midshipmen achieved the third best team result in program history.
Duncan (1,182), Potts (1,170), and Layland (1,168) followed Haydin to lead Navy to a top four-place win in the match. Hayes and Milvain posted a score of 1,159 and finished seventh and eighth overall, while M.Dely finished the top 10 with a 1,149.
Haydin’s program record score of 595 got the Midshipmen up to speed in the smallbore. He was followed by Duncan and Potts, who scored 588 and 581 points in the event. Milvain recorded a small caliber count of 576, while M. Dely (575), Hayes (573), Layland (572) and C. Dely (565) followed in order.
Navy recorded the top four airgun performances that day. Layland led with a 596 while Haydin was second with a 595. Duncan finished third with a 594 to give the Mids three student athletes with scores of 590 or higher. Potts missed the 590 plateau by one point and posted a 589 score, while Hayes was next with a 586 score in air rifle. Milvain and C.Dely scored 583 and 581 respectively, with M.Dely closing the score with 574 points.
Following games against Akron and Ohio State to conclude the fall, the Navy will resume competition in January when midshipmen host Ole Miss and Akron at the Bancroft Hall Rifle Range on Saturday, January 14.