February 24, 2010

Women's fencing goes 0-3 at Beanpot Tournament

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Brandeis Women's Fencing Team faced three of its toughest opponents Wednesday night at MIT and, although all fenced well, fell to all three schools. The first match was against Boston College, in which juniors Anna Hanly (Medford, Mass./Lexington Christian) and Emma Larkin (Upper Montclair, NJ/ Montclair Kimberly Acad.) each posted 3-0 records in sabre and epee, while rookie foil fencer Vikki Nunley (Glen Gardner, N.J./Voorhees) posted a 2-1 record. While the epee squad beat their opponents 5-4, the foil and sabre squads were defeated 4-5, losing 14-13 by a single touch. The next match was against MIT, a match lost by the Judges by an 18-9 mark. Hanley was undefeated, and Senior Julia Mouk (Rocky Point, N.Y./Chapin School) carried the foil squad by going 2-1. The sabre squad nearly overcame the opposing team but lost 4-5. The final match was a 20-7 loss at the hands of Harvard. Nunley posted a 2-1 record and junior sabre Alex Turner (Lebanon, N.J./Hunterdon Central) defeated sophomore Caroline Vloka, a member of the USA National Team, 5-2.

BC def Brandeis 14-13 (E 4-5; F 5-4; S 5-4)
BC def MIT 17-10 (E 5-4; F 5-4; S 7-2)
Harvard def BC 19-8 (E 6-3; F 6-3; S 7-2)
Harvard def Brandeis 20-7 (E 8-1; F 6-3; S 6-3)
Harvard def MIT 21-6 (E 7-2; F 6-3; S 8-1)
MIT def Brandeis 18-9 (E 7-2; F 6-3; S 5-4)