Engineers Defeat No. 10 Duke in Eric Sollee Invitational

Feb. 2, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's fencing team had a solid outing at its Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday, coming away with a 4-2 record, including a 15-12 victory over nationally-ranked No. 10 Duke University. The Engineers (17-8) also topped Haverford College (17-10, NYU (16-11), and Yeshiva University (26-1). The Cardinal and Gray's losses came to No. 7 Princeton University (21-6) and No. 9 University of Pennsylvania (22-5).

Robin Shin's ledger of 13-5 helped power the sabre squad to a 32-22 mark, which featured sweeps of Haverford and Yeshiva. Molly Kozminsky finished at 10-8, followed by Lauren Chilton (5-4), and Elena Tatarchenko (4-5).

The foil team registered an unblemished performance against Yeshiva to go along with a trio of 6-3 wins (Haverford, NYU, and Duke) en route to a total of 31-23. Cordelia Link anchored MIT with a 12-6 tally while Lindley Graham went 11-7. Jenna Caldwell rounded out the contingent with a ledger of 8-10.

Behind Stephanie Shin's record of 12-6, the epee team notched a mark of 22-32 which included an 8-1 victory over Yeshiva. Also representing the Engineers at the meet were Breanna Peterman (3-6), Kirsten Hessler (5-13), and Sophie Monahan (2-7).