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.
After the meet, the Judges honored their seven seniors, including a couple who will be graduating a semester early. They are
- Chris Armstrong - epee - Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park
- Charles Catino - sabre - Bellevue, Wash / Riverside
- Sam Chestna - foil - Middleboro, Mass.
- Trevor Filseth - foil - Palo Alto, Calif./ Palo Alto
- Jessica Gets - foil - Morganville, N.J./Freehold Township
- Hannah Mui - foil - New Hope, Pa. / New Hope Solebury
- Shawn Pyatetsky - sabre - Fair Lawn, N.J. / Fair Lawn
- Ian Quin - foil - Ramsey, N.J. / Ramsey
Brandeis returns to action in 2020 with the Philadelphia Invitational on January 19th.