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No. 3 Women’s Fencing Sits Third After First Day of Ivy Round-Robins

Jarocki remains undefeated after the first day of competition (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After the first day of competition at the Ivy League Round-Robins, the No. 3 Harvard women's fencing earned two victories at Brown's Olney-Margolies Athletic Center to sit third with a 2-1 mark.

The Crimson (10-4) opened and closed the day with wins. Harvard downed Yale, 23-4, to start the day and closed it with a 22-5 victory over No. 7 Penn. The Crimson's lone defeat came by the swords of top-ranked Princeton, 15-12, who finished the day atop the standings with a perfect 4-0 mark. Fifth-seeded Columbia also remains unbeaten at 3-0 to sit second.

Harvard received a dominant performance from its sabre squad who swept each of its Bulldogs and Quakers opponents and only dropped a single match against the Tigers to combine for a 26-1 bout record. Adrienne Jarocki led the way as the freshman went unbeaten on the strip (9-0) to claim the top spot in the individual standings while her weapon mates, sophomore Aliya Itzkowitz and junior Kara Lee are knotted for second with 8-1 marks each.  

The epeeist's 19-7 performance was highlighted by Isabel DiTella. The sophomore registered a 7-2 record, putting her in a tie for second in the weapon standings. Junior Emma Vaggo is seventh with a 6-3 mark while sophomore Nina van Loon sits 11th at 3-6.

Senior Alexandra Kiefer shined in the foil with a 8-1 showing to land in a tie for second. Freshman Liana Yamin boasts a 5-4 mark which knots her in eighth. Classmate Hali Nelson rounds out Harvard's foil fencers with a 3-6 mark, which lands 13th.

The Crimson continues to hunt for its fourth Ivy League title tomorrow morning when the team takes the strip against Columbia at 10 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. match against Cornell. Harvard closes out the round-robins against Brown at 4:45 p.m.