February 7, 2003

Fencers Hit the Road

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Following a disappointing showing last week at the MIT multi-meet, the fencing team will be back at it tomorrow, as it faces off against Temple, Fairleigh Dickinson and host Princeton.

The bright spot for the Red last weekend was freshman Meghan Phair, who went 11-1 in epee. In all, Cornell was 2-2 with that weapon. The Red did not fare nearly as well with the other two weapons, going 1-3 with the foil and 0-4 with the saber.

Despite being shutout, the saber squad did have some positives, as junior Lily Nierenberg won seven matches and senior Eleanor Bartolomeo won six.

Cornell’s record stands at 4-5, including 0-3 in Ivy League play, a mark that the Red will hope to improve on when it meets Princeton during the meet. Thus far this season, the fencers have fallen to Yale, Harvard, and most recently, Brown.

Following this weekend, the Red has just one regular season meet left; it will face the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, and Columbia on Feb. 22 at Columbia.

Archived article by Owen Bochner