Women’s Fencing Defeats Brandeis at the Beanpot

An action photo of Helen Sakharova facing to the right
Photo by DSPics.com


- Event: Beanpot

- Scores:
Boston College 23, MIT 4
MIT 14, Brandeis University 13
Harvard University 25, MIT 2

- Record: MIT (12-15)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: In its final action of the regular season, the MIT women's fencing team edged out host Brandeis University, 14-13, in the Beanpot on Wednesday. The victory came between losses to Boston College (23-4) and Harvard University (25-2). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) powered the epee team with a 7-2 ledger while first-year Anita Dey Barsukova (Richardson, Texas) led the sabre squad with a 4-5 mark. Junior Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) turned in the best performance for the foil contingent as she went 2-6.

Epee (10-17 record. Highlight: 5-4 vs. Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
S. Violet Killy 0-9 n/a
Taiylor Nunn 3-6 2-1 vs. Brandeis; 1-2 vs. Harvard
Helen Sakharova 7-2 3-0 vs. BC and Brandeis


Foil (2-25 record. Highlight: 2-7 vs. Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Allison Couch 0-2 1-0 vs. Yeshiva
Karen Gu 2-6 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Stephanie Li 0-9 n/a


Sabre (8-19 record. Highlight: 7-2 vs. Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Nisha Devasia 1-1 1-0 vs. Brandeis
Anita Dey Barsukova 4-5 3-0 vs. Brandeis
Jasmine McGhee 1-3 1-0 vs. Brandeis
Thérèse Mills 2-7 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Kate Xu 0-3 n/a



- MIT kicks off the postseason on Saturday, March 2 when it travels to Wellesley College for the New England Championship.


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