February 28, 2010

Bulldogs Top Cornell and Brown

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Yale fencers wrapped up the second half of Ivy competition today with two wins against Cornell and Brown. The Bulldogs won both of those match-ups by scores of 17-10. The two wins leave Yale 2-4 in the Ivy League for a fifth place finish identical to last year’s.

"We went into this weekend determined to fight for our spot in the Ivy League and came out extremely successful," said captain Rebecca Moss. 

Against Cornell at the 2009 Championships Yale managed to take a narrow 14-13 victory. This year the Bulldogs improved their margin, winning by a score of 17-10. The Bulldogs won all three weapons, also an improvement on last year’s performance. Yale won sabre 6-3, foil 5-4 and epee 6-3. Full scores can be found here. Senior Jennifer Ivers started off the match with a 5-0 victory. Fellow saberist Katherine Arden has the eight highest record of the day for all the sabre fencers from all seven schools. 

The Bulldogs also defeated Brown by a score of 17-10, just off last year’s 18-9 decision. Yale won both sabre and epee 7-2 but dropped foil to Brown, 6-3. Full scores of Yale’s bouts against Brown can be found here. Against Brown, Katharine Pitt went 3-0 which propelled the foil squad to victory.

"Overall it was a great finish to our season," noted Moss. "We did an amazing job cheering on our teammates and supporting each other on and off the strip."  

The Bulldogs next head to NCAA Northeast Regionals. The competition takes place on Mar. 14 and will be hosted by Brown in Providence, R.I.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity. 

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