Yale Routs Drew and Vassar

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Lauren Miller. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Strong Performance at Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's fencing team put up a stellar performance at Payne Whitney Gymnasium on Feb. 4, beating out Vassar 19-8 and Drew 26-1.

Those results build on momentum picked up in past weeks, when the Bulldogs defeated Sacred Heart 15-12, and position the team well for the upcoming Feb. 11-12 Ivy League Championships, hosted this year at Coxe Cage.

"I'm incredibly proud of the women's team for our results this weekend," junior captain Robyn Shaffer said. "In the past, one squad has faltered while the other two have picked up victories — but this weekend, all three squads performed amazingly, resulting in decisive team victories. 

Against Vassar, the epee weapon squad finished with a 7-2 verdict, while the foil and saber squads fenced diligently to close with a 6-3 record.

Then, the Bulldogs almost clean-swept Drew: the foil and saber squad won 9-0, while the epee squad finished with a 8-1 verdict.

"Home meets are always fun — we had an amazing crowd come out, cheering, holding signs and practically screaming after each point," Shaffer said. "We all really love and appreciate the student support!"

Next week, the Bulldogs will compete at the Ivy League Championships.

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

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