Fencing Turns In Strong Performance At The NFC

Nov. 20, 2005

Providence, RI - The Brown men's and women's fencing team both ended the day undefeated after their only home meet of the season. The men defeated BU, Tufts, UNH and UMass in order, while the women's team also defeated Wellesley. Both teams faced only one serious challenge. The women's team beat Tufts 14-13, while the men's' team's closest score was 15-12 against UMass.

Brown opened the day against BU, with both the men and women winning 20-7. Next up was Tufts, which has a varsity women's squad and a club men's squad. The Bruno women's epee squad carried the team, posting an 8-1 record, resulting in a close 14-13 win. After defeating Tufts, Brown faced UNH. Brown rested many of its starters, and the alternates carried Brown to a 20-7 win for the men and a 19-8 win for the women.

After a bye, Brown faced UMass, the defending club national champions, without the injured sabrist and tri-captain Jeremy Adler '06, who left with an injury. Brown men's saber took four of nine to help the Brown men to a 15-12 win. Men's foil also took four of nine, and men's epee went 7-2 against the strongest opposition they faced all day. Brown's women had no trouble with UMass, winning 22-5.

The final team Brown faced was Wellesley, which inexplicably forgot their men's squad. The women won 20-7, including a 9-0 victory by the women's saber squad.

Individual highlights on the day include both Christine Livoti '08 and Ruth Schneider '06 beating Sarah Abraham of Wellesley, who placed 15th at last year's NCAA national championships. Epeeist Adrian Martni '06 also was undefeated on the day. Several squads put up perfect numbers, including the men's saber squad beating Tufts 9-0, the women's epee squad beating UMass 9-0, and the women's saber squad beating Wellesley 9-0.

Brown fencing is next in action on December fourth, at the Brandeis invitational.

Complete Results:
Brown vs BU Brown vs Tufts
MF 7-2 MF 3-6
MS 7-2 MS 9-0
ME 6-3 ME 7-2
WF 7-2 WF 1-8
WS 6-3 WS 5-4
WE 7-2 WE 8-1

Brown vs UNH Brown vs UMass
MF 7-2 MF 4-5
MS 8-1 MS 4-5
ME 5-4 ME 7-2
WF 4-5 WF 6-3
WS 7-2 WS 7-2
WE 8-1 WE 9-0

Brown vs Wellesley
WF 4-5
WS 9-0
WE 7-2