March 2, 2013

Tough Opening Day at Ivy League Championships

Seventh Place After Day One

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Yale women's fencing team could not overcome tough competition on the opening day of the Mar. 2-3 Ivy League Championships, posting a 0-4 record that puts the team in seventh place with two rounds of fencing to come. 

Fencing got underway Saturday morning at Harvard's Albert H. Gordon Track, several weeks after the originally scheduled Feb. 9-10 dates; competition had been postponed because of Winter Storm Nemo, which dumped several feet of snow in the Boston area. 

In the opening bout of the day, Yale fell to Penn 18-9. The Bulldogs were unable to regain their footing throughout the day, falling to Harvard 20-7 and Columbia 22-5 and Princeton 26-1. In a testament to how difficult Saturday's competition was, both Princeton and Columbia wrapped up the day sitting together atop the leaderboard, with 4-0 records. Yale concluded the day in seventh place with a 0-4 record.

On Sunday, the Bulldogs will face Brown and Cornell.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.

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