No.2 Men’s Fencing Sweeps On First Day of Ivy Championships

Josh Willcox action photo.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- No. 2 Harvard men's fencing goes a perfect 3-0 at the end of the first day of the Ivy League Round Robins.

In the first round, the Crimson met the No. 1 ranked Columbia Lions. With the bouts going back-and-forth, junior foilist and captain Geoffrey Tourette scored the match clinching touch to secure the win over the Lions. Harvard went on to defeat Columbia by a final of 15-12.

The Crimson dominated in the next two rounds defeating Brown 23-4 and Yale 18-9. Harvard finished the day in first place.

Harvard Highlights

  • The Crimson's win over No. 1 Columbia makes it its second over the Lions this season.
  • First-year sabreist Mitchell Saron made his collegiate debut going 7-2 on the day.
  • The Crimson finished the day ranked first among the Ivy League teams.
  • Senior Erwin Cai is ranked number one in the men's sabre weapon and junior Geoffrey Tourette is number one in men's foil.

Results
Harvard 15 Columbia 12
Sabre 6-3 | Foil 6-3 | Epee 3-6
Harvard 23 Brown 4
Sabre 8-1 | Foil 7-2 | Epee 8-1
Harvard 18 Yale 9
Sabre 8-1 | Foil 7-2 | Epee 3-6

Sabre (22-5)
Erwin Cai- 7-0
Mitchell Saron- 7-2
Philip Dolegiewicz- 5-2
Daniel Solomon- 2-0
Jason Oh- 1-0
Foil (20-7)
Geoffrey Tourette- 8-0
Kenji Bravo- 7-2
Duncan Rheingans-Yoo- 4-3
George Haglund- 1-2
Epee (14-13)
Jonas Hansen- 6-3
Adrien Thein-Sandler-3-2
Andrew Lee- 3-6
Josh Willcox- 2-2

Up Next
The Crimson is back in action tomorrow against No. 9 Penn and No. 6 Princeton in the final day of the Ivy League Round Robins. These bouts are set to be broadcast on ESPN+.