Women's Fencing Sits Third after First Day of Ivy Championship

Junior co-captain Caroline Vloka finished a perfect 9-0 to top the individual saber standings after day one of the Ivy Championship (Harvard Athletic Communications).

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 3 Harvard women's fencing team suffered one loss Saturday to wrap up the first day of the Ivy Championships with a 2-1 record and a third-place standing.

The Crimson topped No. 8 Penn, 14-13, and nearly swept Cornell, 23-4, before falling to the host and fourth-ranked Tigers of Princeton, 15-12. Princeton and No. 6 Columbia both finished the first day with 3-0 records. Harvard will face Brown, the sixth-ranked Lions and Yale Sunday to close out the championship.

Harvard was led by junior co-captain Caroline Vloka in the saber, who went 9-0 to sit tied with Loweye Diedro of Columbia for first place. Freshman Alexandra Kiefer fell once to finish the first day with an 8-1 record, tied for second with the Lions' D'Meca Homer. Freshman Dakota Root sits in fifth place with Harvard's best performance in the epee at 6-3.

The Crimson will conclude the Ivy League Championship Sunday.