CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's fencing team picked up wins against Northeast Fencing Conference rivals Tufts and Dartmouth while falling to Boston College, Vassar and Brown at a competition hosted by BC last Saturday. With the hit, the Engineers' record slipped to 6-8 (6-4 NFC) on the year.
Senior Rajiv Nadadur led the men's team with an 11-4 record over the five matches. Max Brand (5-10), Vinayak Ramesh (2-8) and Isaac Businger (1-4) rounded out the MIT sabre squad.
The Engineers' best weapon was foil, as the group went 23-22 and logged the only winning record among the three weapons. Sophomore Benjamin Nield (10-5) led the way, while classmate Daniel Levine (8-7) was not far behind him. Richard LaGrandier (3-7) and Alexander Siy (2-3) also participated.
At epee, freshman Jackson Crane (10-5) showed off his young talent. Including Carter Chang (7-8) and Javier Ordonez (5-10), the Cardinal and Gray finished 22-23 in the weapon.
MIT returns to action on Saturday, January 30, when the team travels to Waltham, Mass. to co-host the MIT/Brandeis Invitational.