Beantown here we come. Again.
Boston will be the site of this Sunday’s NCAA Northeast Regionals. Just last weekend, the Red finished eighth place overall at the Intercollegiate Fencing Association championships at Harvard. More importantly, the fencers garnered a second place finish in the epee standings.
Stephanie Glaser and Patricia Blumenauer finished first and third, respectively, in the epee competition.
All nine starters of coach Albert Peters’ squad are aiming to perform well this Sunday with the intent on making it to Kenosha, Wis. during March 22-25. There, the Red will run into the best fencing teams of the nation at the NCAA Division I Championships.
Following this past weekend’s performance at the IFA Championships, tri-captains Elinor Granzow, Ellyn Rajfer and Blumenauer figure to travel to Boston College this Sunday.
Roopa Rangi, Kata Mihaly, Tara Hatami, Lily Nierenberg and Rachel Lee round out the final nine starters expected to make the trip East.
It is important to not look ahead in the schedule with the temptation of nationals the proceeding weekend.
In order to get to reach the land of “Happy Days,” the fencers that coach Peters selected to compete this Sunday, have to qualify for nationals with strong performances.
Having a rough go of things within the Ivy League so far this year, this Northeast regional could just be what the doctor ordered and could potentially fuel the drive for those looking to make it to nationals.
Archived article by Donald Lee