Hanley goes 13-2, but Judges are winless at 2009 Brandeis Invitational

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the first of two home events in 2009-10, the Brandeis women's fencing team was unable to continue its sucess from the first Northeast Conference meet, going 0-5, including a narrow 14-13 loss to North Carolina.

The saber squad had the most success on 0-5 afternoon, posting wins over Brown (12-15 overall), St. John's (11-16) and Cornell (10-17). Junior NCAA qualifier Anna Hanley (Medford, Mass./Lexington Christian) led the way against Brown, going 3-0, while junior Alex Turner (Lebanon, N.J./Hunterdon Central) was 2-1 in a 6-3 Brandeis win. In a 6-3 win over SJU, Hanley went 2-1, while four other fencers contributed wins as well. Hanley also posted a perfect record against Cornell in a 5-4 weapon victory. Overall on the afternoon, Hanley had the Judges' best record between the Brandeis men and women, going 13-2.

The Judges' only other squad win came in their closest match of the day, a 14-13 loss at the hands of North Carolina, where each weapon was decided by one point. The Tar Heels took 5-4 decisions in saber and foil, but two wins apiece from senior Sydney Reuben (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes) and sophomore Emily Mandel (White Plains, N.Y./Masters School) were enough for a 5-4 win there.

COMPLETE RESULT

Brown 15, BRANDEIS 12 (S, 3-6; F, 6-3; E, 6-3)
Cornell 17, BRANDEIS 10 (S, 4-5; F, 5-4; E, 8-1)
North Carolina 14, BRANDEIS 13 (S, 5-4; F, 5-4; E, 4-5)
St. John’s 16, BRANDEIS 11 (S, 3-6; F, 6-3; E, 7-2)
Yale 18, BRANDEIS 9 (S, 5-4; F, 6-3; E, 7-2)

BC 16, North Carolina 11 (S, 4-5; F, 5-4; E, 7-2)
Brown 17, BC 10 (S, 5-4; F, 8-1; E, 4-5)
Brown 15, North Carolina 12 (S, 4-5; F, 5-4; E, 6-3)
Cornell 14, BC 13 (S, 6-3; F, 2-7; E, 6-3)
Cornell 18, MIT 9 (S, 5-4; F, 5-4; E, 8-1)
Cornell 15, North Carolina 12 (S, 5-4; F, 3-6; E, 7-2)
MIT 15, Brown 12 (S, 3-6; F, 6-3; E, 6-3)
North Carolina 17, MIT 10 (S, 6-3; F, 6-3; E, 5-4)
St. John’s 21, BC 6 (S, 6-3; F, 8-1; E, 7-2)
St. John’s 19, Brown 8 (S, 5-4; F, 7-2; E, 7-2)
St. John’s 14, Cornell 13 (S, 3-6; F, 6-3; E, 5-4)
St. John’s 19, MIT 8 (S, 4-5; F, 8-1; E, 7-2)
Yale 19, BC 8 (S, 6-3; F, 5-4; E, 8-1)
Yale 21, MIT 6 (S, 7-2; F, 5-4; E, 9-0)
Yale 15, North Carolina 12 (S, 6-3; F, 3-6; E, 6-3)
Yale 14, St. John’s 13 (S, 7-2; F, 4-5; E, 3-6)