Fencers pick up three wins at Brandeis Invitational

Lucas Lin '22 (photo by Sportspix.com)
Lucas Lin '22 (photo by Sportspix.com)

The Brandeis University fencing teams faced some stiff competition at today's Brandeis Invitational. The men posted a 2-3 record with wins over Cornell and Incarnate Word and losses at the hands of St. John's, Harvard and Yale. The women were 1-4, with the lone win coming over UIW.

Cornell (W, 20-7)
St. John's (L, 6-21)
Yale (L, 5-22)
Harvard (L 11-16)
Incarnate Word (W, 20-7)

Cornell (L, 5-22)
St. John's (L, 11-16)
Yale (L, 6-21)
Harvard (L, 8-19)
Incarnate Word (W, 18-9)

The top squad on the day was the men's sabre fencers, who went 3-2. They were 7-2 winners over Incarnate Word, 8-1 over Cornell, and had a 5-4 upset over Harvard.  Men's foil posted 7-2 wins over both UIW and Cornell, while men's epee won 6-3 and 5-4 over those opponents. On the women's side, the sabre squad posted a pair of 7-2 wins over UIW and St. Johns, while women's foil won by that score over Incarnate Word as well.

Individually, rookie women's sabrist Jessica Morales (Wilmington, Mass./Wilmington) had the most wins for the Judges, going 7-3. She was 3-0 against St. John's and 2-0 against Yale, while posting a 2-1 mark against Cornell. Rookie epee fencer Paula Thornton (Marietta, Ga. / Campbell), senior foilist Jessica Gets (Morganville, NJ / Freehold Township) and two sabre fencers sophomore Jada Harrison (Jericho, N.Y./Jericho) and rookie Maggie Shealy (Chapel Hill, N.C. / E. Chapel Hill) each posted two wins against Incarnate Word.

On the men's side, several Judges posted six wins on the afternoon. Sophomore sabre fencer Lucas Lin (Plano, Texas. / Plano West) had perhaps the most impressive single performance, going 3-0 against Harvard. He was also 2-0 against Cornell. Sabre fencers had the only other 3-0 showings on the day, from senior Shawn Pyatetsky (Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn) against Cornell and rookie Dexin Huang (Guilford, Conn. / Guilford) against UIW. Senior Charles Catino (Bellvue, Wash./Hillside) added a winning record against Harvard, going 2-1, while also going 2-0 against Cornell. Rookie epee fencer Ben Rogak (E.Setauket, N.Y./Ward-Melville) was the only Judge to pick up wins against all five opponents, including two against Cornell.

Brandeis returns to action in 2020 with the Philadelphia Invitational on January 19th.