January 28, 2003

Fencers Win in Return to Action

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The women’s fencing team started the semester off with a bang, defeating Drew 20-7 and Vassar 18-9 this past Sunday. The victories came despite not having fenced in competition since Dec. 8.

Epee fencer Meghan Phair steamrolled over the opposition, going 6-0 for the day. Siobhan Cully and Erica Wilhelm were equally impressive, both ending the day with a 5-1 record.

The foil team also won its competitions in a decisive fashion, with Tara Watkins and Rachel Lee going 6-0 and 5-1, respectively.

The Red’s saber team did not fare as well, and despite a strong effort dropped both contests. Eleanor Bartolomeo ended the day with the best saber record, going 3-1 overall.

In the Drew contest, the Red’s epee squad shone, taking all nine matches. The epee team was nearly as impressive later against Vassar, winning seven of nine.

The foil team’s record was nearly as stellar as the epee troops, going 7-2 in the early match and finishing with a 8-1 showing against the Brewers.

The saber team was nearly able to outfence Drew, but dropped its contest by a narrow 5-4 margin. Vassar’s saber team also scored a victory over the Red, winning 6-3.

Cornell’s next challenge will be Harvard. The Red will face the Crimson at Harvard on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Archived article by Matt Chock