Women’s Fencing Competes at Brandeis Invitational

Jasmine McGhee
Courtesy of DSPics.com


- Event: Brandeis Invitational

- Scores:
MIT 18, Incarnate Word 9
St. John's 20, MIT 7
Cornell 21, MIT 6
UNC 20, MIT 7
Yale 17, MIT 10

- Record: MIT (6-6)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: 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.

Epee (19-26 record. Highlights: 5-4 vs. Incarnate Word and UNC)
  Record Highlights
S. Violet Killy 3-12 1-2 vs. St. John's, Cornell, and UNC
Taiylor Nunn 8-7 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 2-1 vs. Cornell and Yale
Helen Sakharova 8-7 3-0 vs. UNC; 2-1 vs. Incarnate Word


Foil (9-36 record. Highlight: 4-5 vs. Incarnate Word)
  Record Highlights
Allison Couch 0-2 n/a
Karen Gu 5-9 2-1 vs. Incarnate Word; 1-1 vs. Cornell
Stephanie Li 3-11 1-2 vs. Incarnate Word, St. John's, and Cornell
Jocelyn McGhee 1-14 1-2 vs. Incarnate Word


Sabre (20-25 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 7-2 vs. Yale)
  Record Highlights
Anita Dey Barsukova 7-8 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 2-1 vs. Yale
Jasmine McGhee 3-2 1-0 vs. Incarnate Word, St. John's, and Yale
Thérèse Mills 7-8 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word and Yale
Amnahir Peña-Alcántara 3-5 2-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 1-1 vs. Yale
Kate Xu 0-2 n/a



- MIT returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 when it visits Brown University for a Northeast Fencing Conference competition starting at 10:00 a.m.


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