Bulldogs Take Two Bouts at Brandeis Invitational
Dec. 6, 2005
The Bulldogs won their first two bouts of the season Sunday against tough competition at the Brandeis Invitational. The Elis upended MIT 14-13 and Boston College 17-10, but fell 10-17 to Brandeis, 9-18 to St. Johns, and 10-17 to Ivy-foe Brown.
Against Boston College, Yale took the sabre 8-1 and epee 6-3 before falling 3-6 in foil. John Beski won all three of his bouts in epee. Yale also toppled MIT thanks to 6-3 victories in epee and sabre, losing only the foil 2-7.
The other three bouts did not go quite as well for the Elis, who lost 6-3 in each weapon to St. Johns. The Bulldogs also lost to Brown, going down 7-2 in foil and epee, though taking epee 8-1. Yale salvaged a 7-2 epee win against Brandeis, but dropped foil 9-0 and sabre 6-3.
Michael Pearce is proving himself to be quite the freshman standout, going 13-2 on the day and improving his season record to 16-2.
The Bulldogs return to action after the new year when they travel to Vassar.