Women's Fencing Goes 6-1 in NFC Opener

Junior Amelia Bryan
Junior Amelia Bryan

Cambridge, Mass. (November 19) - The MIT women's fencing team kicked off Northeast Fencing Conference action with a 6-1 performance in the Johnson Athletic Center on Saturday. The Engineers topped UMass Amherst (17-10), University of New Hampshire (23-4), Boston University (18-9), Wellesley College (18-9), Brandeis University (17-10), and Smith College (22-5) with their lone loss coming at the hands of Sacred Heart University (14-13). Sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) won all 12 of her epee bouts while senior Jessica Li (Englewood, Colo.) and freshman Olivia Koslow (San Francisco, Calif.) both went 8-1 for the foil squad. Junior Nicole Kogan (New Haven, Conn.) led the way for the sabre team with a 13-8 ledger.

Epee (53-10 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Smith; 8-1 vs. UNH, BU, and Sacred Heart)
Record Highlights
Margaret Bertoni 13-1 3-0 vs. UMass, UNH, and Smith, 2-0 vs. Brandeis
Amelia Bryan 11-5 3-0 vs. UNH and Smith, 2-1 vs. UMass and BU
Taiylor Nunn 13-1 3-0 vs. BU, Wellesley, and Sacred Heart
Helen Sakharova 12-0 3-0 vs. BU, Wellesley, Brandeis, and Sacred Heart
Emily Segler 4-3
2-1 vs. UNH


Foil (45-18 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. BU; 7-2 vs. UNH)
Record Highlights
Karen Gu 12-3 3-0 vs. UNH, BU, and Smith
Cheyenne Hua 9-3 3-0 vs. UMass and BU, 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Olivia Koslow 8-1 3-0 vs. UNH and BU, 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Jessica Li 8-1 3-0 vs. UNH and BU, 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Jocelyn McGhee 3-6 1-2 vs. UMass, UNH, and Smith
Sophie Russo 5-4 2-1 vs. Wellesley and Sacred Heart


Sabre (30-33 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. UNH; 7-2 vs. Smith)
Record Highlights
Anna Sophia Heidt 4-5 3-0 vs. UNH
Nicole Kogan 13-8 3-0 vs. UNH and Smith, 2-1 vs. UMass, Wellesley, and Brandeis
Jasmine McGhee 3-4 2-1 vs. UNH, 1-1 vs. Smith
Amnahir Peña-Alcántara
8-8 2-1 vs. UMass, Wellesley, Brandeis, and Smith
Alexandra Sourakov 2-8 1-0 vs. Smith, 1-2 vs. UMass