November 20, 2007

Engineers Register 5-1 Mark at First NFC Outing

Nov. 20, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season, MIT defeated UMass-Amherst (23-4), University of New Hampshire (23-4), Boston University (19-8), Wellesley College (16-11), and Tufts University (22-5) before falling to Brown University (19-8). Cordelia Link paced the Engineers' efforts by winning 17 of her 18 bouts.

Link's top mark of 17-1 helped guide the foil team to a 40-14 record as it swept UMass-Amherst and posted 8-1 decisions over BU and Tufts. Lindley Graham bolstered Tech's total with a ledger of 13-5 while Chun Li went 9-6. Jenna Caldwell rounded out the group with a 1-2 performance.

The epee team was just as dominant as it also swept UMass-Amherst and defeated UNH and BU by a 7-2 margin en route to a 37-17 record. Stephanie Shin notched the team's top ledger at 16-2 while Joanna Tong totaled a mark of 13-2. Zhenya Gu finished at 3-3 while Nicole Koulisis compiled a record of 4-8.

Sweeps of UNH and Tufts helped power the sabre squad to a 34-20 total. Yuhsin Chen led the charge (12-6), followed by Laura Evans (11-7), Elena Tatarchenko (10-7), and Jennifer Allen (1-0).