February 1, 2014

Bulldogs Sweep at Home

Beat Drew, Vassar

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Yale men's fencing captured two victories at home Saturday, Jan. 25, as it handily beat Drew and Vassar in successive matches in Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

Yale started the day off against Vassar with a strong 16-11 victory. The result mirrors that of last year's match between the two teams, which Yale won by a scored of 17-10. The Bulldogs entered the match confidently, and their effort was reflected in the final result.

Yale then squared off against Drew. The Bulldogs were in fine form, taking down Drew 22-5. Notably, the Bulldogs turned in the same exact result last year against Drew, winning 22-5. The win capped off a positive day all around for the Elis.

The Bulldogs now look forward to the Feb. 8-9 Ivy Championship, which will take place in Providence, R.I.  Much of the fencing season builds up to the late-season championships, so the Bulldogs will look to stay in strong form and perform at their best against their in-league opponents. Last year, the Bulldogs finished in 5th place with a 1-4 record, edging Brown, who finished in last place. The tournament, which took place in Cambridge, Mass., was won by host school Harvard. The Bulldogs will look to improve upon that performance in this year's event.

 

Report Filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity

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