Shoremen bag Battle of the Bay team title

Celebrating Washington College’s Battle of the Bay championship are: kneeling from left, Chance Lowery and Lanning Tyrrel. Standing from left, Sammy DiLoreto, Emma Smith, Nathaniel Neuland (holding trophy), Jordan Ukishima, Will Sears, Sean Scott, Greg Carpenter, Noah Haines and Carter Weems.

HENDERSON — Any way you count it, Washington won the Battle of the Bay trap and skeet competition Oct. 19-20, bettering six other schools.

Calculating the scores of each school’s top five shooters across each of the three disciplines, Washington had the high score of 1,255 targets broken. Army was second with 1,231, followed by Navy (1,122), Delaware (1,071), George Mason (1,057), VMI (993) and Maryland (881).

Washington also won the team title in two of the three disciplines. WC’s top five shooters in sporting clays broke 352 targets (Army was next, 322) and its top five shooters in American trap broke 453 to Army’s total of 451.

Army won the team competition in American skeet with 458 targets, eight more than Washington.

In scoring by individuals, Washington junior Nathaniel Neuland was the overall runner-up and sophomore Sammy DiLoreto placed first among women.

The American trap and American skeet competitions were held Oct. 19 at the Sudlersville Skeet Club. The sporting clays competition was held the following day at Schrader’s Outdoors in Henderson.

Neuland had the top score of 79 in sporting clays, placed seventh in American skeet with 91 and 17th in American trap with 87. His 257 total targets put him in a three-way tie for the men’s high overall crown with Maryland’s Cody Morris and Army’s Lukas Strickler.

Morris won the shoot-off, breaking six of six targets. Neuland broke two targets and Strickler broke one.

There were a total of 49 competitors.

DiLoreto broke 85 targets in American trap, 73 in American skeet and 47 in sporting clays to finish first among women with a total of 205.

Overall, she was 28th.

Freshman Emma Smith (186) placed third among women and 39th overall. She was the top female in sporting clays with 56 targets, which was 25th overall.

Also for Washington:

• Senior Jordan Ukishima finished fifth in the overall standings with 252 targets broken.

He was third in American trap with 96 targets, tying for second with Army’s Eston Smith but then losing in a shoot-out, 25-23.

He tied for fifth in sporting clays with 70 targets and was 14th in American skeet with 86 targets.

• Junior Camerin Caraballo was sixth in the overall standings with 250 targets. He placed fourth in American skeet with 94 targets (following a shoot-out to break a three-way tie for third), seventh in sporting clays with 67 and 14th in American trap with 89.

• Sophomore Will Sears was eighth in the overall standings with 244 targets broken. He tied for seventh in American trap with 91 targets, tied for 10th in American skeet with 89 and tied for 10th in sporting clays with 65.

• Sophomore Lanning Tyrrel placed ninth overall with 244 targets. He was fourth in sporting clays with 71 and tied for ninth in American skeet with 90.

• Freshman Sean Scott was 12th in the overall standings with 240 targets. He tied for 11th in sporting clays with 65, tied for 12th in American trap with 90 and was 15th in American skeet with 85.

Next up for Washington is the ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships, Nov. 9-10. This is the regional conference qualifier for the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships to be held in March.

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