Women's Fencing Sabre Squad Shines at NFC Competition

An action photo of Anita Dey Barsukova facing to the right
Photo by Aidan Simpson


- Event: Northeast Fencing Conference #2

- Scores:
Vassar College 16, MIT 11
Brown University 21, MIT 6
MIT 19, University of Rhode Island 8
MIT 17, Tufts University 10
MIT 19, Dartmouth College 8
Boston College 22, MIT 5

- Record: MIT (9-9, 7-5 NFC)

- Location: Providence, R.I. (Brown University)

- The Lead: The MIT women's fencing team was led by first-year Anita Dey Barsukova's (Richardson, Texas) 14-4 sabre record at the second Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) event of the season on Saturday. Posting a 3-3 ledger, the Engineers defeated Tufts University (17-10), Dartmouth College (19-8), and non-conference opponent University of Rhode Island (19-8), but fell to Vassar College (16-11), host Brown University (21-6), and Boston College (22-5). Junior Taiylor Nunn (Westport, Conn.) led the epee contingent with a 12-6 mark while classmate Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) paced the foil squad with a 9-6 performance.

Epee (19-35 record. Highlights: 5-4 vs. Tufts and Dartmouth)
  Record Highlights
Dina Atia 4-14 1-2 vs. URI, Tufts, Dartmouth, and BC
Laura Chen 2-8 1-1 vs. Brown; 1-2 vs. Dartmouth
Elissa Gibson 0-3 n/a 
Taiylor Nunn 12-6 3-0 vs. Tufts and Dartmouth; 2-1 vs. Vassar and URI


Foil (21-33 record. Highlights: 7-2 vs. URI and Dartmouth)
  Record Highlights
Allison Couch 1-2 1-1 vs. Dartmouth
Karen Gu 7-11 3-0 vs. URI and Dartmouth
Stephanie Li 9-6 2-0 vs. URI; 2-1 vs. Vassar, Tufts, and BC; 1-0 vs. Dartmouth
Jocelyn McGhee 4-14 2-1 vs. URI and Dartmouth


Sabre (37-17 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. URI and Tufts; 7-2 vs. Vassar and Dartmouth)
  Record Highlights
Nisha Devasia 1-1 1-0 vs. URI
Anita Dey Barsukova 14-4 3-0 vs. URI, Tufts, and Dartmouth; 2-1 vs. Vassar and Brown
Jasmine McGhee 8-8 3-0 vs. Tufts; 2-0 vs. URI; 2-1 vs. Vassar; 1-1 vs. Dartmouth
Amnahir Peña-Alcántara 12-4 3-0 vs. Vassar and Tufts; 2-0 vs. URI and Dartmouth; 2-1 vs. Brown
Kate Xu 2-0 1-0 vs. URI and Dartmouth



- MIT hosts the Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 a.m.


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