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Yale Prepares for Ivy League Championship

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Faces off against in-league Rivals

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Yale men's fencing will travel to Providence, R.I., this weekend for the Feb. 8-9 Ivy League Championship.

The tournament will feature every team from the Ivy League: host school Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. The competition will decide the final standings for the league, as well as All-Ivy recognition for individual players from the competing teams.

At last year's championship, the Bulldogs finished fifth, ahead of only Brown. Harvard won the tournament at home in Cambridge, Mass.  The highlight of that tournament for Yale was its 16-11 win against Brown. Yale fell to Columbia, Penn, Princeton and Harvard.  Current junior Hugh O'Cinneide turned in a strong performance a year ago, finishing in 12th place individually in saber competition. Junior Sam Broughton also finished in 12th place, in foil.  In epee, senior Peter Cohen and senior captain Cornelius Saunders tied for 12th place as well.

The Bulldogs hope to improve upon last year's showing this weekend.  They have had a strong start to the spring season, winning three head-to-head matches and fencing well in two invitational events at Brandeis and NYU. They are coming off a dominating weekend of matches against Drew and Vassar, which they won 22-5 and 16-11, respectively. Yale will look to carry its fine form into this weekend's competition against its fierce in-league rivals.


Report Filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Sports Publicity