Men’s Fencing Posts 4-1 Mark at NFC Competition

Connor Dotson
Courtesy of DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Event: Northeast Fencing Conference #1

- Scores:
MIT 17, UMass 10
MIT 27, University of New Hampshire 0
MIT 23, Boston University 4
Brandeis University 14, MIT 13
MIT 14, Sacred Heart University 13

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

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Johnson Athletic Center - Shobrys and Aronson Indoor Track)

- The Lead: For the second year in a row, the MIT men's fencing team opened up Northeast Fencing Conference action with a 4-1 performance on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass (17-10), University of New Hampshire (27-0), Boston University (14-13), and Sacred Heart University (14-13), but fell to Brandeis University (14-13). Freshman Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) won seven of his eight foil bouts while classmate Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.) led the sabre squad with a 10-3 ledger. Sophomore Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) powered the epee unit with an 11-4 record.

Epee (30-15 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UNH; 7-2 vs. BU; 5-4 vs. UMass and Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Victor Chu 0-1 n/a
Aaron Kogan 6-2 2-0 vs. BU; 2-1 vs. UMass; 1-1 vs. Brandeis; 1-0 vs. Sacred Heart
Yixuan Pei 7-4 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-0 vs. BU
Nyle Sykes 11-4 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-1 vs. UMass, BU, Brandeis, and Sacred Heart
Ritaank Tiwari 6-4 3-0 vs. UNH; 1-0 vs. BU and Brandeis

 

Foil (33-12 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UNH; 8-1 vs. BU; 6-3 vs. UMass and Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Arjun Gupta 4-2 2-0 vs. BU; 1-0 vs. UNH and Sacred Heart
Christopher Kiel 5-3 2-0 vs. UMass; 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Robert Law 7-1 3-0 vs. Brandeis; 2-0 vs. UNH; 1-0 vs. UMass; 1-1 vs. Sacred Heart
Chris McKinney 7-2 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-1 vs. UMass and BU
Josh Talbot 5-2 3-0 vs. UNH; 1-0 vs. BU
Avi Zeff 5-2 3-0 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 8-6 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-0 vs. BU; 2-1 vs. UMass
Mohammed Hijaz 2-0 1-0 vs. UMass and BU
Aaron Lu 10-3 3-0 vs. Sacred Heart; 2-0 vs. UNH and BU; 2-1 vs. UMass
Juan Ortiz 1-1 1-0 vs. UNH
Aidan Simpson 10-4 3-0 vs. UNH and BU; 2-1 vs. Sacred Heart

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT travels to Brandeis University for the Brandeis Invitational starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

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