Women's Fencing Sweeps Foil, Sabre Rounds in 24-3 Win Over Tufts

Pictured: Freshman Elena Helgiu was 3-0 in the sabre against Tufts.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women's fencing team earned its seventh straight victory to start the season, as the Crimson topped Tufts, 24-3, Thursday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center.  Harvard swept the sabre and foil weapons to improve to 7-0 on the year.

In the foil, seniors Arielle Pensler and Anna Podolsky and Katherine Chou each posted a 3-0 record to finish with an undefeated record against the Jumbos.  The sabre team also swept Tufts, as junior Yunsoo Kim, freshman Elena Helgiu and sophomore Hayley Levitt were 3-0 each.

The epee squad earned a 6-3 win, as freshman Felicia Sun led the way with a 3-0 mark.  Rookie Nadia Eldeib boasted a 2-1 record, while freshman Alexa Fishman went 1-2.

Harvard will next compete at the St. John's Invitational Jan. 24.