Men's Fencing Opens NFC Action with Three Wins

Sophomore Kwabena Ofori-Atta
Sophomore Kwabena Ofori-Atta

Cambridge, Mass. (November 19) - For the second year in a row the MIT men's fencing team produced a 3-2 record at its first Northeast Fencing Conference competition which it hosted on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass Amherst (20-7), University of New Hampshire (23-4), and Boston University (20-7) but fell to Brandeis University (17-10), and Sacred Heart University (14-13). Junior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) paced the sabre team with a 10-1 ledger while senior Sam Judd (Wyckoff, N.J.) led the epee unit with a 7-2 record. Sophomore Kwabena Ofori-Atta (Herndon, Va.) was the top performer for the foil team as he won all five of his bouts.

Epee (28-17 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. UNH; 7-2 BU)
  Record Highlights
Alexander Andriatis 7-3 3-0 vs. BU, 2-1 Brandeis
Marshall Craft 3-5 2-1 vs. UNH
Sam Judd 7-2 3-0 vs. BU and Brandeis
Sheel Patel 6-3 3-0 vs. UNH, 2-1 vs. UMass
Yixuan Pei 5-4 3-0 vs. UNH, 2-1 vs. UMass


Foil (25-20 record. Highlights: 7-2 vs. UMass, UNH, and BU)



Bertie Ancona 4-2 2-1 vs. UMass and UNH
Matthew Cavuto 2-4 2-1 vs. UMass
Arjun Gupta 4-5 3-0 vs. BU
Kwabena Ofori-Atta 5-0 3-0 vs. UNH, 2-0 vs. UMass
Leon Shen 3-1 2-1 vs. UNH, 1-0 vs. UMass
Austin Wang 1-5 1-2 vs. BU
Avi Zeff 6-3 3-0 vs. BU, 2-1 vs. Brandeis


Sabre (33-12 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. UMass, UNH, and Sacred Heart)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 8-5 3-0 vs. UNH, 2-1 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart
Benjamin Lin 11-2 3-0 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart, 2-0 vs. UNH and BU
Sebastien Wah 0-2 n/a
Ben Wang 4-2 3-0 vs. UNH
Tzer Wong
10-1 3-0 vs. BU and Sacred Heart, 2-1 vs. Brandeis, 2-0 vs. UMass