Women's Sabre, Men's Epee Lead The Way At Eric Sollee Invitational
Feb. 7, 2013
Eric Sollee Invitational
Women's fencing went 4-2 at the Eric Sollee Invitational at MIT on Sunday, beating Haverford, Hunter, Stevens Tech and NYU, while dropping matches to #10 Penn and #11 Duke. Women's Sabre lead the way with all three starters compiling winning records (Maria Schneeweiss 13-5, Olivia Curry 12-6 and Marney Krupat 11-7.) In epee, Cara Hall went 13-4 and Olivia Adragna 11-6. Linda Zhang had the best record in foil, going 11-7.
"We were hoping for a better showing against Duke and Penn," commented Head Coach Syd Fadner, "But the consistency we showed against the rest of the field is encouraging. With five freshmen in a starting line-up of nine, the future looks very bright."
Once again the men's team had the tougher time of it, falling to NYU as well as #8 Penn and #10 Duke while prevailing against Haverford, Hunter and Stevens.
Epee posted the best results of the day, with seniors Nikhil Patel and Albert Starshak each winning 12 of their 18 bouts. Pat Riley and Hanmin Lee were 11-7 and 11-5 respectively in foil. On the sabre side, senior Denis McGovern had the performance of his career, finishing 10-8, including 3-0 runs against Haverford and Hunter. "With his squad mates struggling, it was huge the way Denis stepped up," said Coach Fadner.
The team travels to UNH this weekend to close out the Northeast Fencing Conference Season. Next week they host the sixth annual Fencing Beanpot at the Plex on Tuesday night.