January 19, 2010

Fencers Top Vassar 17-10

Yale’s fencers took home a win in their first home event of the season. Against Vassar, Yale won by a score of 17-10.

The women took all three events by the following scores:

Sabre 6-3

Jennifer Ivers 1-2

Maddie Oliver 2-1

Katie Arden 2-0

Farrah Kimovec 1-0

Epee 5-4

Maddy Buxton 3-0

Tasha Garcia 1-2

Robyn Shaffer 1-1

Alexia Caesar 0-1 

Foil 6-3

Kate Pitt 3-0

Jillian Liu 2-1

Zoe Engelman 1-2

Though captain Rebecca Moss was unable to fence due to a back injury, she is confident to be back in action next weekend. She had this to say about the evenings’ competition: 

“A lot of girls lost of some really close bouts tonight but we still were able to pull out a solid victory in the end. For our next meet at NYU we really need to be at the top of our game. Each person losing one or two close bouts could be the difference between a team victory or loss. For the next few days we are going to spend a lot of time working on handling the pressure of really tight matches.”

Photos of the event can be found here.

The Bulldogs will travel to New York City next weekend to compete against top teams at the NYU Invitational.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity

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