January 29, 2009

Bulldogs to Host Sacred Heart and Drew University

Jan. 29, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs will host Sacred Heart and Drew University in the 7th-floor fencing salon at Payne Whitney Gymnasium this Saturday. After a weekend of tough competition at NYU, the Bulldogs are excited to fence at home for the first and only time this season. Yale will fence Sacred Heart at 1:00 p.m. and Drew at 3:00 p.m.

Team manager Andrew Holbrook commented on the upcoming matches:

"We are all excited to have our first and only home meet this Saturday. This season has been going very well for us and we are looking forward to the chance to prove ourselves at home."

He added, "This is our final meet before Ivy League competition begins and should be a good opportunity for us to again develop our confidence and skill as we head into the most important part of the season."

Last year the Bulldogs defeated Sacred Heart 15-12. Drew will be new for Yale.

Starting lineups:

Foil
Andrew Holbrook
Nathaniel Botwinick
John Gurrieri

Epee

Alexander Cohen
Michael Pearce
Thomas Bell

Saber

Sebastian Cano-Besquet
Adam Fields
Jonathan Holbrook

Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity