December 3, 2006

Bulldogs Take Three Of Four At Brandeis Invitational

Dec. 3, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs came out of Sunday's competition at the Brandeis Invitational with a 3-1 record. They beat Brandeis (21-6), Boston College (22-5) and MIT (18-9). The team's sole loss was at the hands of St. John's (16-11). Sunday's three wins bring the Bulldogs' overall record to 4-1 as they head into the winter recess.

Yale found success against the host Judges, as the epee and sabre squads both fenced to 6-3 records. The foil squad won each of its nine bouts to bring the final tally to 21-6.

The foilists continued their domination against Boston College, again posting a 9-0 record. The sabre squad did its best to mimic their teammates by winning eight of the nine bouts. The epee team went 5-4 against the Eagles. The Bulldogs won by a total score of 22-5.

Of the three teams Yale beat, MIT gave them the most problems. The Bulldog foil squad won handily again, 8-1. But the epee and sabre squads had to fight their way to closely contested 5-4 wins. In the end, it was Yale over MIT, 18-9.

It was with the epee that the Red Storm of St. John's created separation from the Bulldogs, winning seven of nine bouts. Yale's sabreists had success against St. John's, posting a 5-4 record. But the Red Storm took five of the nine foil bouts to win the match, 16-11.

In total, the experienced foil squad won 30 of its 36 bouts. The sabre squad notched a record of 24-12, while the epee squad recorded 18 wins.

When the Bulldogs return from their time off, they will host Rutgers on January 27, 2007 at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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