Bulldogs Take Two At NYU Invitational

Bulldogs Take Two At NYU Invitational

Jan. 28, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -

Yale won dual meets against Wayne State (17-10) and host NYU (20-7) Sunday at the NYU Invitational. The Bulldogs have now beaten the Violets three times in as many chances, the last coming in a November match-up in New Haven. Overall, the team fenced to a 2-3 record, losing meets to top teams, Northwestern (21-6), Ohio State (19-8) and Notre Dame (19-8).

The foil squad led the Bulldogs' win over Wayne St., as freshman Lidia Gocheva, junior Diana Schawlowski and senior Alisa Mendelsohn all posted a 3-0 record. Freshman Katherine Arden and junior Erin Frey both notched two victories to pace the sabre squad's 5-4 win.

Yale swept the weapons against NYU, again going a perfect 9-0 with the foil. Freshman Rebecca Moss won three bouts as the epee squad won 5-4. Meanwhile, in the sabre, Frey went 3-0, while Arden and senior Genevieve Tauxe took two of three.

But the Bulldogs struggled with some of the top competition in the country: They lost all three weapons to both Northwestern and Notre Dame. The foil squad did take seven of nine bouts, however, against Ohio State. Freshman Farrah Kimovec provided a bright spot, managing two victories in the sabre against Northwestern.

Yale plays host to Sacred Heart on Wednesday, January 31st, at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity