February 25, 2007

Bulldogs Down Princeton, Fall to Cornell, Harvard

Feb. 25, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale beat Princeton 18-9 Sunday at Part II of the Ivy League 2007 Fencing Championships in Cambridge, Mass. The Bulldogs did fall, however, to Cornell, 18-9, and Harvard, 20-7. The win marks the team's first over the Tigers since the 2001-2002 campaign. Yale ends its dual meet schedule with an 11-9 record.

The sabre squad led the Bulldog attack against Princeton, winning 8-1. Freshmen Katherine Arden and Farrah Kimovec, who finished 55th and 52nd respectively at last weekend's Junior Olympics, continued their winning ways. Arden posted a 3-0 mark, while Kimovec registered two wins. Junior Erin Frey rounded out the squad's victory, winning three bouts of her own.

Freshman epeeist Rebecca Moss, who had the best finish of any Bulldogs at the Junior Olympics (14th), paced an epee squad that took six of nine bouts from the Tigers. She won all three of her bouts. Senior Tejas Srinivas went 2-1, while fellow senior Anne Nguyen also won a bout.

The foil squad, usually the strength of the Bulldog attack, fell 5-4. Freshman Lidia Gocheva and senior captain Alisa Mendelsohn both notched 2-1 records in the effort. The team was missing junior standout Diana Schawlowski.

Moss and Gocheva each won three more bouts against Cornell, but the Big Red was able to sweep the weapons. The Bulldog sabre, foil and epee squads all fell, 6-3.

Yale also lost to Harvard, 20-7. The Crimson took all three weapons. Mendelsohn did tally two bout wins.

Columbia won the Ivy League crown, going undefeated in six matches against Ivy opponents.

The Bulldogs travel to Lawrenceville, N.J. for the IFA Championships on March 3rd.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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