January 23, 2008

Bulldogs Burn Brewers, 18-9

Jan. 23, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - In its first action since early December, Yale defeated Vassar, 18-9, Wednesday night at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium Fencing Gallery. The win pushes the Bulldogs' record to 4-3. The sabre squad posted a 7-2 record to set the pace. The foil squad pitched in six victories to the overall tally, while the Yale epeeists fenced to a hard-fought 5-4 victory.

With the win, the Bulldogs, who will host the Ivy League North Competition on Feb. 3, have positioned themselves well for the heart of their season.

The Yale saberists' 7-2 win came in part due to freshman Chloe Rossetti's three wins. Sophomore Farrah Kimovec and senior Erin Frey both notched 2-1 records.

Sophomore stand-out Lidia Gocheva paced the foil squad's win, as she won all three of her bouts. Sophomore Jennifer Ivers posted a 2-1 record, while junior Jennifer Cohen went 1-2.

Junior Abigail Fraeman nailed down the clinching victory for the Bulldogs' epee squad, her second win of the night. Sophomore Rebecca Moss pitched in two victories of her own. Freshman Kristina Tremonti won once, in her third bout of the night. The freshman from Athens, Greece's win enabled Fraeman's clinching victory.

The Bulldogs will travel to New York, N.Y. for the NYU Invitational Saturday, Jan. 26.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity