March 2, 2013

Bulldogs Sit in Sixth After Day One

Tough Day of Competition in Cambridge 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It was a difficult Saturday for the Yale men's fencing team, as it went 0-4 in the opening day of the Mar. 2-3 Ivy League Championships here at Harvard's Albert H. Gordon Track. That performance put the Bulldogs in sixth place at the championships, with one final round of competition on Sunday. 

Coming into the Ivy League Championships with their momentum stalled—the championships were postponed from their original Feb. 9-10 dates because of Winter Storm Nemo—the Elis faced tough competition on Saturday. 

Competition began with a 21-6 loss to Penn and a loss to host Harvard by the same margin. The Elis were able to pull back a little in their next match-up against Columbia, but ultimately fell 20-7. In their final match of the day, Yale lost to Princeton 19-8.

After Saturday's competition, Columbia sits atop the leaderboard with a 3-1 record, followed by Harvard at 2-0.

On Sunday morning, the Elis will face Brown, a team that has also yet to post a win at this year's Ivy League Championship. 

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