Fencers go 10-2 at first Northeast Conference meet of season

Jada Harrison '22 (photo by Sportspix.com)
Jada Harrison '22 (photo by Sportspix.com)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brandeis University fencing team opened its dual meet season today with the first of two Northeast Fencing Conference meets, held at Brown University. The Judges posted a 10-2 combined record, with the women going 6-1 and the men posting a 4-1 mark.

def. Smith, 25-2 (F-9, E-7, S-9)
def. BU, 21-6 (F-8, E-6, S-7)
def. Sacred Heart, 19-8 (F-9, E-4, S-7)
def, UMass, 21-6 (F-9, E-6, S-6)
def. MIT, 16-11 (F-8, E-3, S-5)
l. Wellesley, 10-17 (F-3, E-2, S-5)
def. New Hampshire, 24-3 (F-8, E-9, S-7)

def. BU, 23-4 (F-9, E-8, S-6)
def. Sacred Heart, 19-8 (F-5, E-5, S-9)
def. UMass, 17-10 (F-7, E-5, S-5)
l. MIT, 12-15 (F-6, E-2, S-4)
def. New Hampshire, 27-0 (F-9, E-9, S-9)

 The most successful squads on the day were sabre squad for the women, who went 7-0, and the men's foil who were unbeaten at 5-0. Women's foil, men's sabre and men's epee lost just one match apiece.


The top winner on the women's side was sophomore sabrist Jada Harrison (Jericho, N.Y./Jericho), who led the team with 16 wins, going 3-0 in four of her seven matches and 2-1 in one more.

The foil squad produced two of the top three winning percentages for the women, with rookie Ivanna Zavala (E. Setauket, N.Y. / Ward-Melville) going 12-0 across four matches for the only undefeated performance of the day, while senior co-captain Jessica Gets (Morganville, N.J. / Freehold Township) was 14-1 in five matches, including a 2-1 mark against Wellesley and 3-0 against MIT. Another rookie, Maggie Shealy (Chapel Hill, N.C. / E. Chapel Hill) also lost just one match, going 13-1 in sabre action.

On the men's side, the Judges were able to use their roster depth to get more individuals into action with three of the five matches against club opponents. Rookie Gabe Lobo-Berg (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Poly Prep CDS) led the team with eight wins against just one loss in sabre. Senior foil fencer Trevor Filseth (Palo Alto, Calif. / Palo Alto) won all six of his bouts, while five others also had six wins. Fellow senior foilist Ian Quin (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) was 6-1, including a 3-0 mark in the loss to MIT. Sophomore Lucas Lin (Plano, Texas / Plano West) helped key the sabre squad's 9-0 win over Sacred Heart with a 3-0 record. Lin went 6-2 overall. The men's epee squad produced three fencers with 6-3 records, rookies Ben Rogak (E. Setauket, N.Y. / Ward-Melville) and Josh Shuster (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Staten Island Technical) and junior Garett Tordo (Framingham, Mass./Framingham).

The Judges return to action on Sunday, December 1, when they host the first of two invitationals.