Fencing Posts Flawless Showing at Eric Sollee Invitational
WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brown fencing teams combined to go unbeaten for the fourth time in five outings as both the men's and women's sides finished 5-0 at the Eric Sollee invitational hosted by Brandeis University on Saturday.
For the men, the soundest defeat of the day came against Hunter, whom the Bears dominated, 23-4. The men's team also beat Haverford 20-7, NYU 15-12, NJIT 16-11, and Stevens 16-11. The women's side had an equally strong showing, dropping only two bouts to finish 25-2 over Hunter. They followed by taking down Haverford 18-9, NYU 17-10, NJIT 24-3, and Stevens 18-9.
Sophomore Simon Jones (Louisville, CO) led the men's epee squad with a 13-2 record, while senior Laney Caldwell (Indian Springs, AL) had the best performance on the women's epee team, going 10-2. Sophomore Yoojin Cha (Seoul, Korea) followed with a 10-4 record.
On the foil squad, sophomore Audrey Lee (Upper Saddle River, NJ) had an outstanding performance, going undefeated, 13-0. Senior captain Kathryn Hawrot (Barrington, RI) also had a strong showing with a 11-1 record. For the men, junior captain Barrett Weiss (Barrington, RI) boasted a 9-2 score for the day, and sophomore Kyle Kennedy (Wall, NJ) finished at 7-2.
A number of the Bears on the saber squad had exceptional days. On the women's side, rookie Clara Tondato Da Ruos (Milan, Italy) dropped only one bout to finish 14-1 on the day. Junior Samantha Gross (Newton, MA) and sophomore Stephanie Hojsak (Tenafly, NJ) were undefeated, going 8-0 and 6-0, respectively. Sophomore Denis Dukhvalov led the men's squad with a 12-3 score, closely followed by senior Nick Deak (San Diego, CA), who finished 11-4.
Next weekend, February 8-9, the Bears will compete in the Ivy League Championships, hosted by Brown at the OMAC.
Haverford: W, 20-7
NYU: W, 15-12
Hunter: W, 23-4
NJIT: W, 16-11
Stevens: W, 16-11
Haverford: W, 18-9
NYU: W, 17-10
Hunter: W, 25-2
NJIT: W, 24-3
Stevens: W, 18-9