Masood, Golash, Koch Lead Fencing at Brandeis Invitational

Masood, Golash, Koch Lead Fencing at Brandeis Invitational

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior Umar Masood went 10-2, and senior Samuel Koch and freshman Signe Golash each finished 9-3 to lead Brown University men's and women's fencing at the Brandeis Invitational on Sunday at Brandeis University's Gosman Sports Center.

As a team, the Bears posted a 3-5 combined record on the day with the women's side notching a 2-2 mark and the men's side tallying a 1-3 record.

The women's team defeated Incarnate Word (19-8) and Brandeis (15-12), while falling to North Carolina (20-7) and St. John's (17-10). The Brown men topped Incarnate Word (16-11) but dropped decisions to North Carolina (17-10), St. John's (17-10), and Brandeis (16-11).

In the squad results, the women's foil squad and men's epee squad both went 2-2 overall and totaled identical 18-18 composite records. The women's sabre squad finished 2-2 with a 17-19 composite mark. Men's foil and women's epee both checked in with 1-3 marks and 16-20 composite scores. Men's sabre charted a 1-3 record with a 13-23 composite.

A 2017 NCAA qualifier, Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) tallied the Bears' top individual performance of the day with a 10-2 record in men's foil. Following closely, Koch (San Francisco, Calif.) compiled a 9-3 mark in men's epee, and Golash (Syracuse, N.Y.) registered a 9-3 record in women's sabre.

In women's epee, senior Clarissa Allen (Newtown, Pa.) and junior Ebba Brunnstrom (London, England) logged 7-5 and 6-6 records respectively. Sophomore Sophie Ulene (Scarsdale, N.Y.) posted a 7-5 record in women's epee, and freshman Sean Feeney (Riverside, R.I.) went 6-6 in men's sabre.

Next, Brown competes at the Philadelphia Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Brown Results (3-5): 

Brown Men's Results (1-3)
Rd. 1: Brown 16, UIW 11 (E: UIW 5-4, F: UWI 5-4, S: Brown 8-1)
Rd. 2: North Carolina 17, Brown 10 (E: Brown 5-4, F: UNC 6-4, S: UNC 7-2)
Rd. 3: St. John's 17, Brown 10 (E: SJU 5-4, F: Brown 5-4, S: SJU 8-1)
Rd. 4: Brandeis 16, Brown 11 (E: Brown 5-4, F: Brandeis 5-4, S: Brandeis 7-2) 

Brown Women's Results (2-2)
Rd. 1: Brown 19, Incarnate Word 8 (E: UIW 6-3, F: Brown 8-1, S: Brown 8-1)
Rd. 2: North Carolina 20, Brown 7 (E: UNC 6-3, F: UNC 7-2, S: UNC 7-2)
Rd. 3: St. John's 17, Brown 10 (E: SJU 7-2, F: Brown 6-3, S: SJU 7-2)
Rd. 4: Brown 15, Brandeis 12 (E: Brown 8-1, F: Brandeis 7-2, S: Brown 5-4)