Bulldogs Go 4-1 at Brandeis Invitational

Peter Cohen.
Peter Cohen.

Repeat of Last Year's Performance

WALTHAM, Mass. – A day of strong performances Sunday has seen the Yale men's fencing team claim a 4-1 record at the Brandeis Invitational, hosted Dec. 4 by Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

The Bulldogs opened their account with a close 14-13 victory over UNC, with the foil squad including senior captain Shiv Kachru and senior Jonathan Holbrook leading the way.

Then, the team saw a near repeat of that performance against MIT, with the foil squad claiming 6 victories in a 15-12 overall verdict. Against Boston College, the Elis achieved a more lopsided 19-8 victory, which was highlighted by an 8-1 near-sweep in the epee weapons class, featuring sophomores Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer, Peter Cohen and Cornelius Saunders.

Home team Brandeis was likewise no match for the Bulldogs, falling 17-10. But the Yale team was tripped up in the final round, falling to St. John's 9-18.

Still, the team's performance mirrored its record at the Brandeis Invitational last year, when the Bulldogs came away with a 4-1 split.

The Brandeis Invitational marks the Bulldogs' final fall tournament. Competition will resume Jan. 21 with the New York University Invitational.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.