No. 7 Men’s Fencing Dominates NYU, 16-11

Albert Chien earned the set point for the men's epee (Gil Talbot) 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 7 Harvard men's fencing (6-5) competed in a head-to-head match against NYU on Saturday afternoon at the Malkin Athletic Center, posting a 16-11 victory.

In the final epee bout of the afternoon, Albert Chien was down 2-3 before hitting three consecutive hits to earn the point and go 3-0 on the evening. The epee squad also saw successful results from Milo Davidson, who tallied a 2-1 record and positive touch differential. With the final score in epee reading 5-4, Harvard secured the point over the Bobcats.

During the men's foil matches, Duncan Rheingans-Yoo earned two wins with a plus-three touch variance.  George Haglund went 2-1 for the afternoon, battling to a 5-2 victory over Sean Grant. The Crimson earned a 6-3 score over the Bobcats in foil.

The sabre bouts started off strong for the Bobcats, and a 5-3 win from Eric Zhao pushed the Crimson to win the next five rounds. Eli Dershwitz tallied two wins and a plus-three touch variance, with support from Erwin Cai who also earned two victories.

For a full archive of today's bouts, please see the Ivy League Digital Network.

Harvard vs NYU: W, 16-11
Epee: W, 5-4
Foil: W, 6-3
Sabre: W, 5-4

Leaders by Weapon:
Epee: Albert Chien (3-0, +6)
Foil: George Haglund (2-1, +5)
Sabre: Erwin Cai (2-0,+5)

The Crimson will head to Philadelphia to the Ivy League Championships Feb. 11-12. The action will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.