Men’s Fencing Battles at the Beanpot

Nyle Sykes
Photo by DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Event: Beanpot

- Scores:
Boston College 19, MIT 8
Brandeis University 18, MIT 9
Harvard University 22, MIT 5

- Record: MIT (14-11)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: The MIT men's fencing team wrapped up the regular season by competing at the Beanpot on Wednesday night. The Engineers fell to Boston College (19-8), host Brandeis University (18-9), and Harvard University (22-5). Sophomore Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) led the way for the epee unit with a 6-3 ledger while first-year Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) paced the foil team with a 3-4 mark. Sophomore Aidan Simpson (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) had the best showing for the sabre squad as he went 3-6 on the day.

Epee (10-17 record. Highlights: 4-5 vs. BC and Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Sheel Patel 2-6 1-1 vs. Brandeis; 1-2 vs. BC
Yixuan Pei 1-4 1-2 vs. Brandeis
Nyle Sykes 6-3 3-0 vs. BC; 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Ritaank Tiwari 1-4 1-2 vs. Harvard

 

Foil (7-20 record. Highlight: 3-6 vs. BC)
  Record Highlights
Christopher Kiel 1-7 1-2 vs. BC
Robert Law 3-4 2-1 vs. Harvard; 1-2 vs. BC
Josh Talbot 1-5 1-2 vs. BC
Avi Zeff 2-4 2-1 vs. Brandeis

 

Sabre (5-22 record. Highlight: 3-6 vs. BC)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 0-8 n/a
Mohammed Hijaz 0-1 n/a
Aaron Lu 2-7 1-2 vs. BC and Brandeis
Aidan Simpson 3-6 2-1 vs. Brandeis; 1-2 vs. Harvard

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT kicks off the postseason on Saturday, March 2 when it travels to Wellesley College for the New England Championship.

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