Yale Posts Three Wins at NYU

Cornelius Saunders. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Cornelius Saunders. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Competitive Day in New York 

NEW YORK — Wrapping up the Jan. 27 NYU Invitational, the Yale men's fencing team posted a 3-2 win record at the Coles Sports Center in New York. 

The result matched the team's record in the past three years, and will help the team prepare and build momentum for the season ahead.

Sunday's competition kicked off with the Elis facing off against Notre Dame; the Fighting Irish overcome the Bulldogs in a 14-13 heartbreaker.

But the Yale team quickly bounced back, notching up three successive victories against UNC, Wayne State, and NYU, with 16-11, 19-8, and 19-8 verdicts, respectively. The Elis obtained those victories against the same slate of teams they found success against at last year's NYU invitational.

The day wrapped up with a match-up against Ohio State. Unfortunately, the Elis fell 16-11 in this final round, putting their overall win record at 3-2.

Next up, the Bulldogs will take on Vassar in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Feb. 2. The season will then culminate in the Feb. 9-10 Ivy League Championship, held this year at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.