Yale defeats Vassar and Rutgers

Jan. 24, 2004

With three Yale fencers winning all six of their bouts in meets against both Vassar and Rutgers, the Elis defeated both teams. Yale bested Vassar 20-7 and upended Rutgers by the score of 17-10.

In foil, Alisa Mendelsohn and Katharine Schemmer went 6-0 over the two meets, while Carly Guss won all six of her bouts in saber.

Against Vassar, the Eli's 20-7 win was helped by a 9-0 shutout in foil, where Mendelsohn, Schemmer, and Isadora Botwinick each won all their battles. Guss's work helped the Elis earn a 7-2 victory in saber, but the Elis lost epee 5-4 to Vassar.

Mendelsohn and Schemmer went 3-0 each against Rutgers, with the Bulldogs winning foil 7-2. In saber, Guss had her second sweep and Justine Aw went 3-0 as well as Yale won 6-3. Erica Korb earned a shutout in epee, which the Bulldogs dropped 5-4.

Tomorrow Yale travels to New York City to participate in the NYU Invitational.

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