Bulldogs Claim Fifth at Ivy League Championships

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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.