Yale women's fencing dominated at home this weekend, with six fencers making it to the final pool of 12 in their respective events. More fencers qualified for the final round of regionals than any season in recent memory.
Team captain and senior epeeist Katherine Miller posted the best result of the day, placing third out of a 45-person field. Sophomore Lucy Friedmann finished 10th, while freshmen Michelle Li and Michelle Nam were 11th and 13th, respectively, in their first NCAA regional event.
Senior saber fencer Lillie Lainoff also made it to the round of 12, finishing 11th on the day. Her teammates, senior Joanna Lew (15th) and junior Ilana Kamber (21st) advanced to the round of 21 in women's saber.
Miller is incredibly proud of the team's performance. "Despite the fact that the day is notoriously long and grueling, we gave it our all until the very end. Today's results continue to show just how strong the program is... I'm excited to see how we do at NCAA Championships."
The Bulldogs will have to wait until this Tuesday, March 14th, when the NCAA will announce the qualifiers for Championships (based off a combination of today's results and season performances). The NCAA Championships will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from March 22-March 26.