Both Kiefer and Chou (far right) were named First Team All-Ivy League selections at the 2012 Ivy League Championships. (Ivy League Athletic Communications)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 3 Harvard women's fencing team closed out the second day of championship play with a 2-1 record after falling to Columbia 14-13, and downing Brown and Cornell by identical scores of 18-9, finishing the tournament in third place with a 4-2 record. The Crimson also landed five its members on all-Ivy League teams.
Sophomore Alexandra Kiefer and junior Kathy Chou were named First Team All-Ivy selections for their efforts during the two-day tournament. Kiefer and Chou finished the weekend with 13-5 marks tying them for third best mark in the foil division. Senior Caroline Vloka and Felicia Sun along with freshman Emma Vaggo earned Second-Team All-Ivy selection. Vloka went 14-4 in the saber field, while Sun and Vaggo both went 13-5 in the epee division.
After a 2-0 start yesterday (defeating Penn and Yale), Harvard encountered a problem with Princeton who took down the Crimson 18-9. In day two Harvard opened with Columbia and fell to the Lions 14-13. Despite the efforts of Kiefer and Chou who went 3-0 and 2-1 in the foil division, Harvard was unable to upend the Lions.