February 5, 2009

Tough Competition Awaits Red Fencers

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Coming off an impressive showing at the Princeton Duels two weeks ago, the fencing team is heading to Columbia this weekend. Sunday will mark the beginning of the team’s Ivy play as the women will face Brown, Princeton and Harvard, before facing the rest of the Ivy fencing teams later this month.
The team has beaten Brown in the past several years and is looking to repeat their success this weekend. Princeton has added a few recruits to its team and includes an epeeist from the junior national team, yet senior Tasha Hall, an epee co-captain, said the fencers hope to beat the Tigers this weekend after narrowly losing to them last year. Harvard, Hall said, will be the “tough one” the fencers will face on Sunday. The Crimson is widely regarded as one of the top fencing teams in the country, but Hall said the Red will still bring their all.