CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Wednesday night, MIT men's and women's fencing conducted the Third Annual Beanpot, hosting Boston College, Brandeis University and Harvard University for competition in duPont Gymnasium. It was a disappointing night for the Engineers, who went 0-3, while Harvard University dominated and captured its second-straight title.
Following his stellar performance at the New England Championships, sophomore Ben Nield (7-2) had another solid evening and led the way for the Engineers. Sophomore Daniel Levine (5-4) also contributed well for the foil team, while Richard LaGrandier (2-4) and Alexander Siy (0-3) struggled.
Freshman Jackson Crane (5-4) was the only other Engineer to post a winning record. Carter Chang (4-5), Javier Ordonez (0-6) and Damon Henry (0-3) rounded out the epee contingent.
The sabre squad-comprised of Rajiv Nadadur (3-6), Vinayak Ramesh (2-7) and Max Brand (1-8)-had the roughest day among the three weapons, posting a 2-7 record in all three matches.
MIT (7-15) now looks forward to the postseason and the NCAA Regional Championships hosted by Brown University on Sunday, March 14.