No. 3 Harvard Women's Fencing Sweeps to Beanpot Title
Elena Helgiu went 3-0 against Brandeis Wednesday in the Crimson's 22-5 win over the Judges (Harvard Athletic Communications).
WALTHAM, Mass. – The women's fencing version of the Beanpot has only seen one winner since its inception four seasons ago, and Wednesday the No. 3 Harvard women's fencing team continued that trend by topping three of its local foes in Waltham, Mass., to take the title again.
The Crimson beat host Brandeis, 22-5, defeated Boston College, 20-7, and earned a 19-8 victory over Cambridge rival MIT to claim its fourth Beanpot title in as many years. Harvard was anchored once again by its foil squad, which went 26-1 with freshman Alexandra Kiefer and junior Shelby MacLeod going a perfect 9-0.
Sophomore Felicia Sun went 8-1 on the day to lead an epee squad that went unbeaten in three duals with a 21-6 record. Classmate Katherine Chou went 8-1 in the foil event and fellow sophomores Elena Helgiu and Alexa Fishman both were perfect (3-0) against Brandeis in the epee and saber, respectively.
The Crimson will now prepare for the NCAA Northeast Regional, set for March 13 at a site to be determined.