February 5, 2006

Bulldogs Fall to Quakers, 19-8

Feb. 5, 2006

ITHACA, NY - Against Penn, Yale fell 19-8. The Bulldogs lost in all three weapons, but were close behind the Quakers' epee and sabre squad. In epee, the Elis lost 6-3, earning one victory from squad captain John Beski and two from freshman Mike Pearce. Yale trailed in sabre by just one match. Christopher Peterson led the Bulldogs with a 3-0 score. Brad Broadhead contributed a victory to put the Bulldogs just behind Penn, losing 5-4.

The foil squad struggled, posting only a win by Cory Werk. Penn's Ron Berkowsky and Corey Purcell both were undefeated.

The Elis were on the losing side of six 5-4 decisions, bringing Yale within striking distance of victory.

"I really think we had it in us to be able to beat UPenn," captain Christopher Sinay said.

Had the Bulldogs won these six matches, they would have been ahead of the Quakers by a 14-13 margin.

"The overall score does not reflect the effort that went into the actual match," Sinay said. "It didn't go our way."

Report by Lauren Wiznia '09, Yale Sports Publicity

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