Dec. 4, 2007
Providence, RI - In its final competition of 2007, the Brown fencing teams competed at the Brandeis Invitational on Saturday, squaring off with Brandeis, Boston College, MIT, and national power St. John's, last season's NCAA Championship runner-up. The women fared well, losing only to St. John's, 17-10, and defeating Brandeis (15-12), BC (19-8), and MIT (17-10) to go to 9-1 on the season. The men picked up one win against MIT, 15-12, but fell to St. John's (20-7), BC (16-11), and Brandeis (17-10), going to 6-3 on the year.
Sophomore Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) led the women on the day, going 9-2 in saber. Her two losses both came against Brandeis, as she posted 3-0 records in the other three matches, including against St. John's. Also in saber, junior Deborah Gorth (Amherst, MA) went 7-4, as the squad posted a team-high 23-13 mark.
Just one bout behind women's saber was women's epée at 22-14. Junior Robyn Thvedt (Tucson, AZ), who seemingly came out of nowhere to post a 14-3 record at the first NFC meet, showed that performance was no fluke, going 8-3. Senior tri-captain Christine Livoti (Garden City, NY) and junior Christina Salvatore (Chevy Chase, MD) posted identical 7-5 records for the day as well.
For the men, sophomore Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) continued his strong season, going a team-high 10-2, including two wins against St. John's, to lead the men's foil squad to a 20-16 mark. He leads the Bears with a record of 32-3 on the season. Sophomore Adam Yarnell (Harrison, NY) was not far behind Pantel, going 9-2 in the epée.
The Bears now break for exams and the holidays. They will complete their Northeast Fencing Conference schedule on Jan. 26, at Boston College following the always-intense mid-season training week.