January 23, 2009

Yale Heads to NYU Invitational

Jan. 23, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale continues competition on the road this Sunday at the NYU Invitational in New York, N.Y. The Bulldogs will face Notre Dame, which finished second at the NCAA Championship last year, at 8:00 a.m. Northwestern, also a strong team, will be Yale's next opponent at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the Bulldogs will take on a team they beat at last year's Invitational, Wayne State. Following this bout, Yale will fence hosts NYU at 11:45 a.m., hoping to avenge last year's loss. The Bulldogs will close the tournament at 1:30 p.m. against Ohio State, last year's national champions.

The starters for the invitational will be:

Sabre
Katherine Arden
Farrah Kimovec
Jennifer Ivers

Foil
Lidia Gocheva
Katharine Pitt
Valeria Makeeva

Epee
Rebecca Moss
Abigail Fraeman
Tasha Garcia

Captain Lidia Gocheva said she and the team are excited about fencing some of the best schools in the country. "This is a great opportunity for us to see how we compare to them at the moment," she added.

Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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