DURHAM, N.C. -- The Brandeis men's fencing team dropped four matches today at the 2010 Duke Invitational, including a pair to nationally-ranked teams.
The Judges opened with a 16-11 loss to coach Bill Shipman's alma mater, the University of North Carolina. The saber and epee squads had the closest matches for the Judges against, UNC, dropping 5-4 decisions.
Next, the team had their closest match, falling to Air Force, 14-13. The foil squad carried the day with an 8-1 victory, but the epee lost by the same score. Unfortunately, the saberists suffered a 5-4 defeat in the closest contest of the match.
Brandeis concluded the day with two showdowns with nationally-ranked squads, falling to host and No. 10 Duke, 21-6, and ending the day with a 22-5 loss to top-ranked Penn State University.
Individual results will be added when that information becomes available.
NCAA MEN'S FENCING
2010 Duke Invitational
at Durham, N.C.
North Carolina 16, Brandeis 11 (S, 5-4; F, 6-3; E, 5-4)
Air Force 14, Brandeis 13 (S, 5-4; F, 1-8; E, 8-1)
Duke 21, Brandeis 6 (S, 6-3; F, 8-1; E, 7-2)
Penn State 22, Brandeis 5 (S, 6-3; F, 9-0; E, 7-2)