No. 4 Rifle Team Falls To No. 3 Kentucky

Richard Calvin

Richard Calvin

Oct. 21, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Richard Calvin's season-high 593 in air rifle earned runner-up honors for the Army junior, but No. 3 Kentucky dominated both disciplines in outshooting the No. 4 Black Knights, 4716-4638, in a Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) match Sunday afternoon at UK's Barker Hall.

The loss is the second in GARC competition for the Black Knights, who closed out their fall dual slate 1-2 in the league and 2-2 overall. The unbeaten Wildcats, who were runner-up at last year's NCAA Tournament, moved to 3-0 and 2-0 in the GARC.

Kentucky was led in both disciplines by Henri Junghanel as the Cats' senior took medalist honors in air rifle (594) and smallbore (592). The top three Kentucky shooters in air rifle fired over 590 as the Cats claimed 10 of the top 11 individual finishes in that discipline.

The host Wildcats dominated smallbore by sweeping the top four places before Army interrupted that run with Joseph Todaro tying his season-high 581 in placing fifth followed by Michael Matthews' 578 sixth-place showing.

Army's four man firing unit in air rifle posted a 2333 with Matthews (585). Zachary Well (579) and Chris Malachosky (576) joined Calvin in rounding out that unit.

Todaro, Matthews, Mengon (574) and Jacob Costa (572) comprised Army's scoring unit in smallbore that compiled a 2305.

Army is idle this week as it prepares for the President's Trophy Match being hosted by Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 3-4. The Black Knights are in the hunt for their fourth straight title and seventh in the last eight years.

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