NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's fencing team will take part in the Ivy League Championship competition this weekend. The tournament will be hosted by Princeton and will be spread out over the course of Saturday Feb. 12 and Sunday Feb. 13. The Bulldogs will look to build on their regular season success and try to bring home the title.
The Ivy League Championships are held in a round robin-style format, with each school fencing against every other school one time. The Ivy Championship goes to the school with the best overall record in the tournament, with head-to-head matchups serving as the tiebreaker in the case of even records. Previously, the Ivy Championships had taken place over the course of two weekends, with two separate hosts. However, for the sake of logistical convenience, this year's tournament for the first time has been condensed into one weekend. Princeton will play host to the other Ivy League fencing teams for Saturday Feb. 12 and Sunday Feb. 13.
At last year's competition, the Elis compiled a 2-3 record and finished fourth in the Ivy League. Though they put together impressive wins against Columbia (18-9) and Penn (17-10), the Bulldogs lost a tough ones against Princeton (13-14), Brown (12-15) and Harvard (11-16). This year, the Bulldogs are ready to improve on that mark.
10:30 am Columbia
1:45 pm Brown
10:00 am Penn
1:15 pm Princeton
2:30 pm Harvard
Report by Arsi Sefaj '11, Yale Sports Publicity