2018-19 MIT Women's Fencing News

  • Women’s Fencing Competes at Brandeis Invitational
    December 02, 2018
    Facing its toughest competition during the first half of the season, the MIT women’s fencing team posted a 1-4 ledger at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers topped the University of Incarnate Word (18-9) but fell to St. John’s University (20-7), Cornell University (21-6), University of North Carolina (20-7), and Yale University (17-10). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) and junior Taiylor Nunn (Westport, Conn.) both went 8-7 for the epee team while sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) and first-year Anita Dey Barsukova (Richardson, Texas) paced the sabre squad with records of 7-8. Junior Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) turned in the best performance for the foil unit as she recorded a mark of 5-9.
  • Women's Fencing Goes 5-2 in NFC Opener
    November 17, 2018
    Sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) powered the sabre squad with a 16-2 performance in the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) opener for the MIT women’s fencing team on Saturday. Compiling a 5-2 ledger, the Engineers defeated UMass (19-8), University of New Hampshire (24-3), Boston University (23-4), Smith College (24-3), and Sacred Heart University (14-13) but fell to Wellesley College (18-7) and Brandeis University (16-11). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) led the epee unit with a tally of 16-4 while junior Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) amassed a record for 15-5 for the foil team.
  • Sakharova's Gold Medal Leads Women's Fencing at The Big One Invitational
    October 28, 2018
    For the second year in a row and third time in her career, MIT senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) captured the epee Gold medal at the season-opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Sunday. The women’s fencing team also saw freshman Anita Dey Barsukova (Richardson, Texas) and sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) rank eighth and ninth, respectively in the sabre competition. Junior Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) led the foil contingent by tying for 19th place.