November 29, 2007

Women's Fencing Falters at Beanpot Tournament

Nov. 29, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Competing in the inaugural Beanpot Tournament, the MIT women's fencing team fell to host Harvard University (21-6), Brandeis University (15-12), and Boston College (15-12) on Wednesday. With the losses, the Engineers' ledger moved to 5-4 on the year.

The epee team had the best outing of the day as it compiled a record of 12-15 and a pair of 5-4 victories against Harvard and Brandeis. Stephanie Shin led the way with a 6-3 mark while Joanna Tong and Nicole Koulisis both went 3-6.

Like MIT's epee contingent, the sabre squad earned two 5-4 wins as it outlasted Brandeis and Boston College while totaling an 11-16 record. Yuhsin Chen paced the trio with a 5-4 showing, followed by Laura Evans (4-5) and Elena Tatarchenko (2-7).

The foil team edged out Boston College, 5-4, en route to a 7-20 overall record. Cordelia Link powered the Engineers with a total of 4-5 while Chun Li contributed a ledger of 3-6. Lindley Graham (0-8) and Jenna Caldwell (0-1) rounded out MIT's contingent.