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BC Fencing Has Strong Showing at Eric Sollee Invitational

Junior Nikhil Patel

Junior Nikhil Patel

Feb. 7, 2012

BC Women's fencing upset #9 Penn 14-13 en route to a 3-2 day, while the men's team went 4-1 with their only loss coming to #7 Penn at the Eric Sollee Invitational at Brandeis on Saturday.

After struggling in the first two rounds against Johns Hopkins and NYU, the women's team bounced back with three wins, including an upset of #9 Penn. A 7-2 run by the sabre squad, a 6-3 performance in epee, and a critical win in foil, provided BC with the win.

"This was an exciting win for the team," head coach Syd Fadner said. "It generated a lot of confidence which we look to carry forward to our conference meets next weekend."

Freshman Cara Hall had a 12-3 record for the day while fellow epeeist Anabel Young finished at 11-4.

In sabre, all three starters had winning records--senior Chelsea Rosenbauer went 10-4, freshman Maria Schneeweiss was 8-3, and junior Olivia Curry finished at 7-4.

Freshman Ryan Western continued to impress, posting a 9-4 record in foil.

The men's side compiled a 4-1 record with both the sabre and epee squads providing a strong performance in victories over Johns Hopkins, NYU, Hunter and Haverford. BC gave #7 Penn their toughest match of the day, but fell 9-18 to the Nittany Lions.

Sabre put up two 9-0 efforts, against Hunter and Haverford, while epee went 6-3 against Johns Hopkins and Hunter.

Strong contributions from two C-strip fencers, Denis McGovern in Sabre (9-6) and Brian Like in epee (6-7), proved critical in the team's success.

Peter Souders had another exceptional day, going 14-1, his only loss coming at the hands of NCAA bronze medalist Evan Prochniak of Penn. Nikhil Patel had a strong showing as well, going 10-5 in epee.

Women's Results
Johns Hopkins 16 - Boston College 11
NYU 15 - Boston College 12
Boston College 22 - Hunter 5
Boston College 14 - University of Pennsylvania 13
Boston College 18 - Haverford 9

Men's Results
Boston College 15 - Johns Hopkins 12
Boston College 14 - NYU 13
Boston College 22 - Hunter 5
University of Pennsylvania 18 - Boston College 9
Boston College 16 - Haverford 11

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