Bulldogs Claim Fifth at Ivy League Championships

Lucy Partman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Lucy Partman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Locked Out on Second Day's Competition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale women's fencing team finished up the Feb. 11-12 Ivy League Championship in fifth place, after a difficult second day of competition in Coxe Cage that saw the team go 2-4 in overall competition.

With a 2-1 record after Saturday's competition — including wins against Brown and Cornell, and a loss to Harvard — the Bulldogs were well positioned going into Sunday.

Sunday morning's competition kicked off with a round against Princeton. Yale fell to the Tigers 25-2, a result that included 8-1 losses in sabre and foil and a clean sweep in epee.

Then, against Penn, the Bulldogs found similar difficulty, ending with a 20-7 loss. That included a 7-2 verdict against them in foil and sabre, as well as a 6-3 result against them in epee.

Those tough results continued against Columbia after the lunch break, as the Bulldogs lost 22-5.

Overall, Yale's 2-4 record put the team in fifth place on the leaderboard, ahead of Brown and Cornell. Up the top of the leaderboard was Princeton, with a 6-0 record, and Columbia, which finished at 5-1.

The Bulldogs will next travel to NYU for the United States Collegiate Squad Championships on Feb. 26.

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

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