Bulldogs Head to Ivy League Championship

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(Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Look to Capitalize on Momentum

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—On the heels of victories against Drew and Vassar this past weekend, the Yale women's fencing team will head to the Feb. 8-9 Ivy League Championship, hosted this year by Brown in Providence, R.I.

The Bulldogs will enter the round robin with momentum from their wins earlier in the spring. They beat Sacred Heart at home in a thrilling 14-13 finish, before posting a 2-3 record at the NYU Invitational in New York, where they defeated NYU and Wayne State.

This past weekend Yale overcame Drew and Vassar by substantial 15-5 and 19-8 margins, respectively. That result included a 9-0 shutout by the sabre team in the match against Vassar and a 9-0 clean sweep by the epee squad against Drew.

Both new and experienced fencers stepped up to the challenge, and will be looking to do so again at the Ivy League Championship. The Bulldogs will seek to improve on their performance at last year's championship, where a tough day of competition left the team with an 0-6 record.

Performance at the Ivy League Championship, as well as earlier in the season, will be combined to determine which fencers advance to the Mar. 9 NCAA Northeast Regional, held this year in Wellesley, Mass. Before that event, the Bulldogs will also compete at the USAG Collegiate Nationals on Feb. 23 at Penn in Philadelphia.

Fencing at the Ivy League Championship will kick off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. 

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