Men’s Fencing Foil Squad Shines at Sollee Invitational

Christopher Kiel
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THE BASICS:

- Event: Eric Sollee Invitational

- Scores:
MIT 22, Hunter College 5
NYU 24, MIT 3
MIT 24, Yeshiva University 3
New Jersey Institute of Technology 15, MIT 12
MIT 17, Haverford College 10
Stevens Institute of Technology 15, MIT 12

- Record: MIT (14-8)

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

- The Lead: The foil contingent of the MIT men's fencing team generated a 39-15 record as the Engineers went 3-3 at the Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday. The Cardinal and Gray defeated Hunter College (22-5), Yeshiva University (24-3), and Haverford College (17-10) but fell to NYU (22-5), New Jersey Institute of Technology (15-12), and Stevens Institute of Technology (15-12). First-year Christopher Kiel (Whitehouse Station, N.J.) posted a 13-3 mark for the foil squad while classmate Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.) led the sabre team with a 13-5 total. Junior Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) powered the epee unit with a tally of 11-4.

Epee (29-25 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Hunter; 6-3 vs. Yeshiva and Haverford)
  Record Highlights
Victor Chu 2-0 2-0 vs. Yeshiva
Arjun Gupta 1-2 1-2 vs. Yeshiva
Chris McKinney 1-1 1-1 vs. Yeshiva 
Sheel Patel 11-4 3-0 vs. Hunter, Haverford, and Stevens; 2-1 vs. NJIT 
Yixuan Pei 6-6 3-0 vs. Hunter; 2-1 vs. Haverford
Nyle Sykes 4-6 1-0 vs. Yeshiva; 2-1 vs. NYU
Ritaank Tiwari 4-6 3-0 vs. Hunter; 1-0 vs. Yeshiva

 

Foil (39-15 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Yeshiva; 8-1 vs. Hunter and Haverford; 6-3 vs. NJIT and Stevens)
  Record Highlights
Christopher Kiel 13-3 3-0 vs. Hunter, Yeshiva, and NJIT; 1-0 vs. Stevens; 2-1 vs. Haverford
Robert Law 9-5 3-0 vs. Yeshiva and Haverford; 1-1 vs. Stevens
Josh Talbot 10-2 3-0 vs. Hunter and Yeshiva; 2-1 vs. NJIT and Stevens
Avi Zeff 7-5 3-0 vs. Haverford; 2-1 vs. Hunter and Stevens

 

Sabre (24-30 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Yeshiva; 5-4 vs. Hunter)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 3-12 3-0 vs. Yeshiva
Mohammed Hijaz 0-1 n/a
Aaron Lu 13-5 3-0 vs. Hunter, Yeshiva, and Stevens; 2-1 vs. NJIT and Haverford
Juan Ortiz 0-2 n/a
Aidan Simpson 8-10 3-0 vs. Yeshiva; 2-1 vs. Hunter and NJIT

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT travels to Brandeis University for the Beanpot on Wednesday, Feb. 13 starting at 6:00 p.m.

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