Women's Fencing Dominates Field at NFC Competition

Jan. 26, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s fencing team kicked off the New Year by defeating all six of its opponents at last Saturday’s Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) meet hosted by Brown University. The Engineers topped Boston College (16-11), Tufts University (16-11), Smith College (23-4), Dartmouth College (24-3), Vassar College (18-9), and the host Bears (14-13). With the wins, the Cardinal and Gray improved to 13-6 overall and 11-1 in the NFC.

Behind a 17-1 outing by Robin Shin, the sabre squad amassed a 42-12 ledger. In addition to overpowering victories against Smith (9-0), BC (8-1), and Dartmouth (7-2), the Engineers went 6-3 to clinch the one-point win over Brown. Lauren Chilton notched a total of 9-1 while Molly Kozminsky finished at 12-6. Elena Tatarchenko rounded out the contingent with a 4-4 record.

A pair of 9-0 decisions versus Smith and Dartmouth helped propel the foil team to a 41-13 ledger. Cordelia Link compiled a mark of 11-2 as Jenna Caldwell turned in a 14-4 outing. Lindley Graham went 11-7 while Julia Hopkins won all five of her bouts.

The epee team finished the day with a mark of 28-26 which featured an 8-1 win over Dartmouth. Stephanie Shin and Kirsten Hessler both posted records of 10-8, followed by Sophie Monahan (6-3), and Breanna Peterman (2-7).