January 18, 2014

Yale Beats Sacred Heart at Home

Capture Victory in First Spring Match

New Haven, Conn.—Yale men's fencing pulled out a critical 17-10 win against Sacred Heart today at Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The meet was the Bulldogs' first of the spring season.

The Elis avenged last season's loss to Sacred Heart with an overpowering performance Saturday.  The saber squad led the team with an impressive 7-2 performance, while the foil team cruised to a 6-3 finish. The épée squad had some tight matches with its Pioneer counterpart, finishing 4-5 on the day.

Yale relied on strong performances from junior Sam Broughton and freshman Reed Srere, who both finished 3-0 individually. Srere has turned in consistently good showings in his first few collegiate bouts.

"We are undoubtedly a talented team," said senior captain Cornelius Saunders. "Our result against Sacred Heart demonstrates that we are capable of translating that skill into a strong performance. In particular, foil and saber—both young squads—had exceptional results. I am looking forward to the remainder of the season."

The Bulldogs look to carry their momentum into the Jan. 25 NYU Invitational.

 

Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16