Tech Shines at Sollee Invitational

Junior Laura Jarin-Lipschitz
Junior Laura Jarin-Lipschitz

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women's fencing team racked up a 5-1 record at its own Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers defeated Hunter College (24-3), NYU (16-11), Yeshiva University (26-1), Haverford College (23-4), and Stevens Institute of Technology (21-6) while their lone loss was a 17-10 decision to Duke University. The sabre squad led the way with a 43-11 performance, followed by the foil (40-14) and epee teams (37-17).

Senior Eliza Mace (Lansdowne, Va.) won 10 of her sabre 11 bouts as she swept Yeshiva, Haverford, and Stevens while defeating one of her two opponents from Hunter. Freshman Cori Drysdale (Coral Springs, Fla.) amassed a record of 16-2 by blanking Hunter, NYU, Yeshiva, and Haverford while posting 2-1 marks against Duke and Stevens. Sophomore Cordelia Avery (New York, N.Y.) went 3-0 versus NYU, 2-0 against Stevens, and added wins over Hunter and Duke en route to a 7-2 performance. Junior Madison Douglas (Concord, Mass.) rounded out the squad at 10-6 after blanking Hunter, Yeshiva, and Haverford in addition to picking up a win against NYU. MIT overpowered Yeshiva and Haverford by 9-0 scores, topped Hunter (8-1), and dismissed NYU (7-2) and Stevens (7-2).

The foil team was led by sophomore Jessica Li (Englewood, Colo.) who tallied a record of 15-3 by sweeping NYU, Yeshiva, Haverford, and Stevens, going 2-1 against Hunter, and adding a victory versus Duke. Freshman Sophia Russo (Santa Barbara, Calif.) blanked Hunter and Yeshiva while registering 2-1 outings against NYU, Duke, and Stevens to finish at 12-3. Senior Rebecca Shi (Plainsboro, N.J.) came in at 10-5 after besting her three foes from Hunter and Yeshiva, posting a 2-1 total versus Haverford, and contributing a win against NYU. Freshman Carolyn Lu (Carlisle, Mass.) appeared in the last two rounds as she went 2-1 versus Haverford and 1-2 against Stevens. As a unit, the Engineers defeated Yeshiva (9-0), Hunter (8-1), Haverford (7-2), NYU (6-3), and Stevens (6-3).

Juniors Laura Jarin-Lipschitz (Rosemont, Pa.) and Mounica Paturu (Acton, Mass.) both turned in 14-4 performances for the epee team. Jarin-Lipschitz blanked Hunter, Yeshiva, and Stevens, went 2-1 versus NYU and Haverford, and produced a victory over Duke. Paturu also swept Hunter, Yeshiva, and Stevens, notched 2-1 marks versus Duke and Haverford, and picked up a win over NYU. Freshman Amelia Bryan (Tualtin, Ore.) ended the day at an even 4-4 as she started things with a 2-1 performance against Hunter and then defeated foes from Yeshiva and Stevens. Fellow freshman Nicole Kogan (New Haven, Conn.) completed the contingent with a 5-5 record by blanking Haverford and generating victories versus Yeshiva and Stevens. The Cardinal and Gray generated 8-1 marks against Hunter, Yeshiva, and Stevens, while going 7-2 versus Haverford.

MIT (18-6) will close out the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 11 when it travels to Brandeis University for the Beanpot.