March 13, 2007

Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors

March 13, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior captain and foilist Alisa Mendelsohn earned herself First Team All-Ivy Honors at the 2007 Ivy League Championships by posting a .772 winning percentage (13-5). First Team status was awarded to those fencers with the top three individual winning percentages in each weapon classification at the two-day event. Freshman epeeist Rebecca Moss (.667, 12-6) and sophomore epeeist Michael Pearce (.600, 9-6) earned Second Team recognition by registering winning percentages in the next tier of three fencers.

Fencers had to have competed in 75% of their team's matches during Ivy competition to be eligible for All-Ivy status.

Columbia won both the women's and men's Ivy League team crowns. The Lions' men's team shared the title with Harvard.

A weekend after completing the Ivy League schedule, at the IFA Championships, Pearce finished second in the men's epee, while Moss took fourth in the women's epee. Mendelsohn claimed seventh in the women's foil.

Mendelsohn, Moss and Pearce have also qualified to compete at the 2007 NCAA Championships in Madison, N.J. on Mar. 22-25. Freshman foilist John Gurrieri will join the trio at the NCAA's.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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