CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Last Saturday, the MIT women's fencing team hit trouble as it had a disappointing 4-1 outing at the Brandeis Invitational. The Engineers were bested by fencers from St. John's University, Yale University, the University of North Carolina and Cornell University, picking up their only win against the Bears of Brown University. The hit drove the Engineers' record down to 5-6 for the season.
Junior Jenna Caldwell was the only MIT fencer to finish with a winning record, posting an 8-7 record across the five matches. Cordelia Link went 6-9 and maintained the team's best overall record at 32-11. Lindley Graham also added to the foil squad, which posted MIT's best record across the three weapons (18-27).
At sabre, sophomore Molly Kozminsky led the way for the Engineers, winning seven of her fifteen bouts. Annabeth Gellman and Elena Tatarchenko helped the sabre contingent record 17 points of 45 possible.
The epee team hit a wall against Yale, as the Bulldogs swept all nine points. MIT rebounded to post a 6-3 score against Brown, allowing the Engineers to edge out the Bears for a 15-12 overall win. Kirsten Hessler, Stephanie Shin and Sophie Monahan recorded a combined 13-32 record on the day.
MIT returns to action on January 23, when it resumes Northeast Fencing Conference action in a meet hosted by Boston College.