Men’s Fencing Goes 5-1 at NFC #2

Aaron Lu
Photo by Aidan Simpson

THE BASICS:

- Event: Northeast Fencing Conference #2

- Scores:
MIT 18, Vassar College 9
MIT 19, Brown University 8
MIT 23, University of Rhode Island 4
MIT 20, Tufts University 7
MIT 17, Dartmouth College 10
Boston College 16, MIT 11

- Record: MIT (11-5, 8-2 NFC)

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

- The Lead: In its return to action, the MIT men's fencing team compiled a 5-1 record at Saturday's Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition at Brown University. The Engineers defeated Vassar College (18-9), Brown (19-8), Tufts University (20-7), Dartmouth College (17-10), and non-conference opponent University of Rhode Island (23-4), but fell to Boston College (16-11). First-year Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.) won 17 of his 18 sabre bouts while junior Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) won 11 of his 12 foil bouts. Junior Yixuan Pei (Baltimore, Md.) powered the epee squad with a 10-3 record.

Epee (30-24 record. Highlights: 6-3 vs. Vassar and URI; 5-4 vs. Brown and Tufts)
  Record Highlights
Victor Chu 4-0 3-0 vs. URI; 1-0 vs. Tufts
Arjun Gupta 4-4 2-0 vs. Tufts; 2-1 vs. URI 
Aaron Kogan 1-4 1-2 vs. URI
Chris McKinney 3-7 1-1 vs. BC; 1-2 vs. Vassar and Dartmouth 
Sheel Patel 8-6 2-1 vs. Vassar, Brown, and Dartmouth; 1-1 vs. Tufts
Yixuan Pei 10-3 3-0 vs. Vassar and Brown; 1-0 vs. Tufts; 2-1 vs. BC

 

Foil (40-14 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. URI; 8-1 vs. Tufts; 7-2 vs. Vassar; 6-3 vs. Brown and Dartmouth)
  Record Highlights
Christopher Kiel 11-4 3-0 vs. URI and Tufts; 2-1 vs. Brown and Dartmouth
Robert Law 10-2 3-0 vs. Vassar, URI, and BC
Josh Talbot 8-7 3-0 vs. Dartmouth; 2-1 vs. Brown and Tufts
Avi Zeff 11-1 3-0 vs. Vassar, URI, and Tufts; 2-1 vs. Brown

 

Sabre (38-16 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. Brown and URI; 7-2 vs. Tufts and Dartmouth; 5-4 vs. Vassar)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 8-7 2-0 vs. Tufts; 1-0 vs. URI; 2-1 vs. Brown and Dartmouth
Aaron Lu 17-1 3-0 vs. Brown, URI, Tufts, Dartmouth, and BC; 2-1 vs. Vassar
Juan Ortiz 1-2 1-1 vs. URI
Aidan Simpson 12-6 3-0 vs. Brown and URI; 2-1 vs. Vassar, Tufts, and Dartmouth

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT hosts the Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 a.m.

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