Fencing Teams Finish 6-4 Overall at Eric Sollee Invitational

WALTHAM, Mass. – Both Brown University men's fencing and women's fencing notched 3-2 records to total a 6-4 overall record at the Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday at Brandeis University's Gosman Sports Center.

The men's side earned wins over Hunter (14-13), Stevens (16-11), and Haverford (17-10), while falling to NJIT (15-12) and NYU (19-8). The women's team defeated NJIT (14-13), Hunter (23-4), and Haverford (21-6) while dropping decisions to NYU (16-11) and Stevens (14-13).

The Bears' women's epee squad went 4-1 with a 31-14 composite record. Women's foil and women's sabre both finished 3-2 with 24-21 and 27-18 composite records respectively. Men's foil notched a 3-2 record with a 26-19 composite mark, men's epee went 2-3 (24-21 composite), and men's sabre finished 1-4 (17-28 composite).

Freshman Sofija Podvisocka (Dublin, Calif.) led the Bears with a 13-2 record in women's epee while freshman Arianna Ferretti (Old Field, N.Y.) supported her in the weapon with a 9-5 mark. Freshman Signe Golash (Syracuse, N.Y.) went 12-2 in women's sabre while freshman Elena Jin (Fremont, Calif.) registered an 11-3 record in women's foil.

Senior Samuel Koch (San Francisco, Calif.) paced the men's side with a 12-3 record in men's epee. Junior Umar Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) and senior David Adler (Bellevue, Wash.) compiled 11-4 and 10-5 records respectively in men's foil while senior Alexander Catoya (Rutherford, N.J.) went 8-7 in men's sabre.

Next, Brown competes at the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins from Feb. 10-11 at Princeton.

Brown Results (6-4): 

Brown Men's Results (3-2)
Rd. 1: NJIT 15, Brown 12 (E: NJIT 6-3, F: NJIT 5-4, S: Brown 5-4)
Rd. 2: NYU 19, Brown 8 (E: NYU 6-3, F: NYU 6-3, S: NYU 7-2)
Rd. 3: Brown 14, Hunter 13 (E: Hunter 5-4, F: Brown 7-2, S: Hunter 6-3)
Rd. 4: Brown 16, Stevens 11 (E: Brown 7-2, F: Brown 6-3, S: Stevens 6-3)
Rd. 5: Bye
Rd. 6: Brown 17, Haverford 10 (E: Brown 7-2, F: Brown 6-3, S: Haverford 5-4) 

Brown Women's Results (3-2)
Rd. 1: Brown 14, NJIT 13 (E: NJIT 5-4, F: NJIT 5-4, S: Brown 6-3)
Rd. 2: NYU 16, Brown 11 (E: Brown 5-4, F: NYU 7-2, S: NYU 5-4)
Rd. 3: Brown 23, Hunter 4 (E: Brown 8-1, F: Brown 8-1, S: Brown 7-2)
Rd. 4: Stevens 14, Brown 13 (E: Brown 6-3, F: Stevens 5-4, S: Stevens 6-3)
Rd. 5: Bye
Rd. 6: Brown 21, Haverford 6 (E: Brown 8-1, F: Brown 6-3, S: Brown 7-2)

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