Brandeis Men go 1-3 at Brandeis Invitational
Facing some of their toughest competition of the season, the men's fencing team struggled at the Brandeis Invitational December 5. Losing in the morning to their first three opponents, the men were able to pull it together to end on a good note for the day, posting a 15-12 victory over Haverford. The men narrowly lost to Brown University, 14-13.
The saber squad had the most successful day amongst the weapons, posting an overall record of 21-15. The squad had wins against Yale, Haverford, and Brown. Senior Adam Austin (Dix Hills, N.Y./ Commack) was undefeated against Brown and Haverford, going 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. Sophomore Lucas Gelwarg (Berkley Heights, N.J./ Governor Livingston) posted a perfect record against Yale, accounting for half the total wins for the saber squad who went 6-3. Austin had a 9-2 record, the best of the team.
The foils fenced hard, and won against Haverford, 5-4. Rookie Julian Cardillo (Medford, Mass./ St. Johns) went undefeated in this match, going 3-0. Epee fenced strongly, and managed to win two out of four of their matches. They defeated Haverford 5- 4; though his squad did not win against them, senior Alex Powell (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) had a perfect record against Yale University, contributing three of the team's eleven total points scored. Facing Brown, sophomore Harry Kaufer (Newton, Mass./ Newton South) was also undefeated. All of the epees fencing had at least one win against Brown, carrying the team 7-2.
St. John's 22, Brandeis 5 (S, 5-4; F, 8-1; E, 9-0)
Brandeis 15, Haverford 12 (S, 6-3; F, 5-4; E, 5-4)
Brown 14, Brandeis 13 (S, 4-5; F, 8-1; E, 2-7)
Yale 16, Brandeis 11 (S, 3-6; F, 7-2; E, 6-3)