Nov 04, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- The Harvard men's fencing team created a strong showing in its opening weekend of the 2018-19 season. Four Crimson members finished in the top-10 in their respective weapons.
In foil, all Crimson men placed in the top-15, including George Haglund and Matt Branman who placed in top-10. Haglund earned the highest finish of the day, taking home the bronze medal with Notre Dame's Joseph Marino. Additionally, the junior totaled a +13 point differential and 16 wins along the way, with a sweep throughout his second round of competition.
During the final matchups of the day, the Crimson saw three members in the top-20 for saber with Erwin Cai advancing to a seventh place finish. Cai notched a total of 13 wins, but fell to Penn State's Karol Metryka in the second round of elimination.
- Adrien Thein-Sandler cracked the top-10, finishing tenth with 11 wins and a point differential of +8.
- Matt Branman tallied 11 wins in foil but fell during the first match in the elimination round and placed ninth.
The men travel to Fairfield, Conn. to take part in the Sacred Heart Invitational on Dec. 2. The Crimson faces teams from Temple, NYU, Penn State, Sacred Heart and Vassar.