Epee Squad Powers Men’s Fencing at NFC Competition

Alexander Andriatis
Courtesy of Jim Judd

THE BASICS:

- Event: Northeast Fencing Conference #1

- Scores:
MIT 20, UMass 7
MIT 27, University of New Hampshire 0
MIT 23, Boston University 4
Brandeis University 16, MIT 11
MIT 19, Sacred Heart University 8

- Record: MIT (4-1, 4-1 NFC)

- Location: Providence, R.I. (Brown University)

- The Lead: Powered by a 40-5 performance by the epee squad, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 4-1 ledger at its first Northeast Fencing Conference competition which was hosted by Brown University on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass (20-7), University of New Hampshire (27-0), Boston University (23-4), and Sacred Heart University (19-8) but fell to Brandeis University (16-11). Freshman Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) paced the epee team with a 10-1 performance while senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the sabre squad with a 12-1 record. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the top performer for the foil unit with a tally of 9-3.

Epee (40-5 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UNH and BU; 8-1 vs. UMass and Brandeis; 6-3 vs. Sacred Heart)
  Record Highlights
Alexander Andriatis 13-2 3-0 vs. UMass, UNH, BU, and Brandeis
Aaron Kogan 7-1 3-0 vs. UNH and BU; 1-0 vs. Brandeis
Sheel Patel 9-1 3-0 vs. Sacred Heart; 2-0 vs. UMass and BU; 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Yixuan Pei 1-0 1-0 vs. BU
Nyle Sykes 10-1 3-0 vs. UMass and UNH; 2-0 vs. Brandeis; 2-1 vs. Sacred Heart

 

Foil (29-16 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UNH; 7-2 vs. Sacred Heart; 6-3 vs. UMass and BU)
  Record Highlights
Chris McKinney 9-5 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-0 vs. BU; 2-1 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart
Joshua Talbot 7-5 3-0 vs. UMass; 2-1 vs. BU and Sacred Heart
Austin Wang 4-3 3-0 vs. UNH
Avi Zeff 9-3 3-0 vs. UNH and Sacred Heart; 2-1 vs. BU

 

Sabre (31-14 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UNH; 8-1 vs. BU; 6-3 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 6-8 3-0 vs. UNH
Aidan Simpson 10-5 3-0 vs. UNH and BU; 2-1 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart
Sebastien Wah 3-0 2-0 vs. UNH; 1-0 vs. BU
Tzer Wong 12-1 3-0 vs. UMass, BU, and Sacred Heart; 2-1 vs. Brandeis; 1-0 vs. UNH

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT travels to Brandeis University for the Brandeis Invitational starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

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