Nov. 2, 2008
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. - Yale fencing wrapped up competition at the Penn State Open today with the men's sabre, foil and epee events. Captain Michael Pearce was happy with the team's results but noted that the Bulldogs could have done better had the tournament been held later in the year, like it was last year. Freshman Shiv Kachru was the highest finishing Yale fencer, coming in fourth in the foil.
"A lot of our top guys have been recovering from injuries (me with a knee problem, John Gurrieri with a broken finger) but the freshmen and healthy fencers really stepped up," noted Pearce.
Pearce added, "Most people achieved their goals which is a great development because we realize where we're at physically/mentally and how we need to improve. As this tournament is early in the season, it was a great tune-up for the remainder of the fall and a great pace-setter for the rest of the season."
Final results were as follows:
The Bulldogs will fence next at the Dernell Every Open, an alumni/ae tournament held at Yale, on Nov. 8.
Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity